Felipe Ribeiro, Software Engineer at Spotify and BSc. in Computer Science by UFCG - Brazil. Currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, where he's part of the team responsible for the Spotify desktop application, leading architectural decisions and initiatives to optimize developers’ productivity.
Sally Goble has worked in software development for more than 10 years. She is Head of Quality at the Guardian, UK, and has worked on almost every product that the Guardian has produced, from the glamorous to the offbeat. In her current role, she is at the forefront of leading a change in the way the QA team thinks about improving quality of products - moving away from conventionaltesting towards more tooling and process changes.
In his role, Luca is responsible for the strategy and management of Akamai Web Experience solutions portfolio, which enables Akamai customers to deliver innovative, instant web experiences on any device, anywhere. Luca joined Akamai in 2008 and he was in charge of opening the Italian Market and establishing operations. After 7 years managing the country, he took the responsibility of leading the Web Experience Business Unit for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to Akamai Luca was at Google working with Healthcare, High Tech and Consumer Packaged Goods companies. He has also experience with SAP, Sonic Software (part of Progress Corporation) and Tele2. During his early days he co-founded Netminers, a web-based publications that offered technology news and analysis. Luca has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Greenwich (London), and a "Master in Management" in the Network Economy, from the "School of Information Management and Systems" of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) & the University of Piacenza, Italy.
I'm Paulo and I've used my 10+ years of software development experience writing, rewriting, banging my head against the wall, editing and re- editing high-performance web application to make Vert.x an even more awesome framework. I am also the author of "yoke" and other small open source projects. I jump out of bed with a big smile on my face each morning because I know reactive applications are real and will finally put monoliths and big balls of mud to an end. This is more than a job; I'm on a mission to build fast and faster applications!
Vítor Magalhães has a degree in Computer Engineering and has been working with the web since it first became available in Portugal. He was part of PUUG (Portuguese Unix Users Group), the first ISP in the country, and EUnet Portugal. Vitor was the founder of Infopulse Portugal and, in the early days of eCommerce and eBusiness, he was responsible for the creation of Portugal Telecom Internet and Intranet services. He also co-founded Webware, the company behind some of the first Portuguese content portals such as telemoveis.com, about mobile phones, and ex-colegas.org, a platform where friends could connect and share - something that many people pointed out as a silly idea back in 2001 (go figure!) Experience in both the web and telcos led to the foundation of Netcall, the first VoIP operator in Portugal. And following the vision of connecting the Online and Offline worlds, he co-founded BySide, the company that created the “lead activation” digital marketing category. The passion for innovation remains - so, there's more to come!
I am the European Retail leader for IBM's cognitive solutions team. My focus is working with retailers to help them deliver new business value with cognitive capabilities, such as IBM's Watson. I am passionate about using technology to create sustainable competitive advantage and spend my time working with retailers across Europe helping them envision, prioritise and then successfully deliver cognitive solutions.
Prashant is a front-end developer who likes to look under the hood of the tools that he works with everyday. On an attempt to understand why the code that he wrote behaved the way it did in the browsers, he came across a number of tools that the browsers provided which helped him gain clarity on those matters. He believes in "learning by sharing" which is why he enjoys giving talks on this subject to help others catch up with the latest and greatest of these browser tools.
Andre is a Software Engineer at Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal S.A for the automotive segment with responsibilities related to quality assurance of product and process. Andre is also an Assistant Professor at Department of Informatics, University of Minho. Andre’s research topics and interests software development methods and software product quality.
Marco has been working on software development and related fields for more than 10 years, mostly in enterprise grade applications used in production lines worldwide. A founding collaborator of Critical Manufacturing, his wide range of interests in IT topics lands him in fields as diverse as user experience, programming, or lending a literal hand to press photos. An avid tech user, you can find him tinkering with the latest phone ROM, checking an upcoming framework or programming language or turning a Raspberry Pi into everything imaginable, preferably while listening to music. Very loudly.
Pedro Almeida is an Engineer at Critical Software, BSc. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and Master in Biomedical Engineering by Aveiro University. With 12 years of experience, both in Software and Hardware, among various fields like machine learning, hardware design, telecommunications, embedded systems and bioinformatics, he is now working in a project for the Great Britain "Smart Metering Implementation Programme".
With over 10 years of experience in software development, Sérgio believes that your work stays imprinted in every project you’re involved and some day it will be traced to you. If so, let it be traced for the best reasons. He is currently Software Architect at Farfetch. In his role he is responsible for steering technical decisions on the platform as well as to ensure engineers know and embrace the vision in order to build the best solutions.