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Sarah Novotny
Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google

Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. She co-founded Blue Gecko and launched a free-to-play game platform supporting HAWKEN. She is a program chair emeritus for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Novotny talks obsessively about people, technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. 

Taylor Barnett
Community Engineer, Keen IO

Taylor Barnett is a Community Engineer at Keen IO, an API platform that allows you to stream, compute, and visualize events from anything connected to the internet. She’s passionate about building great developer experiences with an emphasis on empathy and inclusion within documentation, SDKs, support, and other community focused projects. In her free time, she helps organize Women Who Code Austin, advises student developer communities, and enjoys being active in Austin, Texas. Taylor has spoken about developer experience, SDKs, inclusion, and building developer communities, including open source communities, at conferences such as O’Reilly OSCON, API Strategy & Practice, AlterConf, Hackcon, and various local meetups.

Karl Hughes
CTO, The Graide Network

Karl has been building software and teams for education technology startups in Chicago for the past six years. He is currently the CTO at The Graide Network where he oversees architecture, testing, and product planning.

Simone Carletti
CTO, DNSimple

Simone Carletti is a passionate programmer, a scuba diving instructor and a former professional sommelier. He works at [DNSimple]( and he is the main architect of the DNSimple domain and DNS API. Simone is very passionate about code quality and best practices. He has been involved with software development for more than a decade, contributing code and creating libraries in several different programming languages. The most recent projects are available at and on his [GitHub profile](

Ama Asare
Senior Developer & Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Ama Asare is a Senior Developer/Consultant at ThoughtWorks. Over the last few years, she has worked with clients to help them develop and deploy innovative software, applying software best practices in an agile manner. When she is not working with clients, she is experimenting with and reading on new technology, experimenting with the next big shifts in technology as we know it.

Sandeep Dinesh
Developer Advocate, Google

Sandeep started coding and creating websites when he was 12 and hasn't stopped. He is passionate about building easy-to-use products people love. Before Google, he founded an IoT startup in agriculture and developed educational HTML5 games. At Google, Sandeep's goal is to make cloud easy and help developers create the next big thing. Sandeep loves video games, making music, and martial arts, and has Bachelors in Marketing and Computer Science.

Yina Arenas
Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Yina leads engineering for Microsoft Graph, one of the highest-profile projects in Office and at Microsoft. Her work involves transforming disjointed, legacy APIs into a new unified API world. During her career, she has built the APIs and platform that enable developers to access data and relationships across Office and all Microsoft cloud services. She is from Bogota, Colombia and joined Microsoft in 2010 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia. She lives in Seattle with her husband and 3 energetic sons and actively participates in activities that grow, retain, and empower women in technology. Find her on Twitter: @yina_arenas.

Danilo Sato
Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Danilo is a polyglot Principal Consultant with more than 15 years of experience as an Architect, Data Engineer, Developer, and Agile Coach. He balances strategy with execution, helping clients refine their technology strategy while also adopting practices to reduce the time between having an idea, implementing it, and running it in production using Cloud, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Danilo is the author of the book "Devops In Practice: reliable and automated software delivery", a member of ThoughtWorks' Office of the CTO, and an experienced international conference speaker.

Glenn Block
Director of Product Management, Auth0

Glenn is a Director of Product Management at Auth0 where he focuses on SaaS Extensibility and Serverless architecture. Glenn is an active supporter of the OSS community and contributor to several OSS projects. He is a frequent speaker internationally, an organizer of several events, and a published author. He resides with his wife and daughter in Seattle.You can find him tweeting as @gblock into the wee hours of the night.

Darrel Miller
Software Developer, Microsoft

Darrel is a software developer at Microsoft working for the Azure API Management team. He has been building distributed business applications on the Microsoft platform for more than 20 years. He is an active member of the .NET community and OSS contributor. He is a member of the OAI TDC, working on the next version of the OpenAPI specification and recently joined the Microsoft OneAPI Council, who are responsible for providing API design guidelines within Microsoft and to the Microsoft ecosystem. He co-authored the O'Reilly book, Designing Evolvable Web APIs with ASP.NET

Adam DuVander
Developer Marketing, Zapier

Adam DuVander loves APIs and the people behind them. He helps Zapier’s API partners integrate with its automation platform to empower their shared customers. Previously he led developer relations for database API Orchestrate (acquired by CenturyLink Cloud) and developer communications at SendGrid. He spent four years as a writer, editor, and analyst for ProgrammableWeb, journal of the API economy. Way back when he wrote the book on mapping APIs, Map Scripting 101, and covered developer topics for Wired.

Noah Dietz
Software Engineer, Google

Noah Dietz is a recent graduate of Cal Poly, SLO and a long time lover of APIs. He started his career building specification-based tooling to help developers swallow the pill of testing their APIs. While this is no longer his main work, he has continued to evangelize and develop such tools as much as possible.


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