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Adam Klein

CTO at 500tech

Adam is a web developer by day, open sourcerer by night (angular-tree-component, mobx-angular). Adam is one of Israel's leading community activists, an international speaker, and one of the organizers of AngularUP conference. He used to be an international salsa dancer and choreographer, but still finds speaking about code more exciting than dancing in front of an audience.

Alan Furlong

Director, Sherpa People Systems

Alan Furlong has built two successful tech businesses from scratch and taught the science of Human Flourishing since 2012. He is accredited in Positive Psychology studying with Tal Ben Shahar from Harvard University and is a regular contributor to Thrive.com, Arianna Huffington's new business. He is also funny as heck on stage.

Alex Castillo

Software Engineer at Netflix

Alex Castillo is a Software Engineer at Netflix and specializes in enterprise single-page applications. Alex is very passionate about the human brain and how we can use technology to understand it better. He has contributed to the open source community and focuses on Angular, React and NeuroTech. In his spare time, he likes experimenting with guitars and IoT.

Alex Rickabaugh

Software engineer, Angular Core Team

Core team member working to optimise the Angular platform for the next generation of applications, including mobile. Before joining the Angular team, Alex worked in the Google sales organisation where he helped build the first large Angular application within Google

Andrew Seguin

Developer, Google

Andrew is an engineer on the Angular Material team working on bringing material components to the world. When he’s not obsessing over pixels and design, he is probably off somewhere having adventures with his wife and daughters.

Asim Hussain

Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

Asim is a developer, trainer and speaker with over 16 years experience working for organisations such as the European Space Agency, Google and now Microsoft, where he is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate. He's also author of the book "Angular: From Theory to Practice" and has taught over 50,000 students Angular, JavaScript and Ionic through his site codecraft.tv.

Aysegul Yonet

CTO at AnnieCannons

Aysegul is a Sr. Software Engineer working at A360. Aysegul hosts Women Who Code and Girl Develop It JavaScript Meetups in San Francisco. She also teaches workshops for D3.js, AngularJS, and MEAN stack. Aysegul is CTO of AnnieCannons, Inc, a nonprofit organization that trains human trafficking survivors in web development.

Bonnie Brennan

Co-Founder Code Bridge Texas

Bonnie Brennan is the founder of the ngHouston Angular Meetup. Along with her teenage daughter, she also co-founded Code Bridge Texas, where together they plan and teach free programming workshops for girls and women. Bonnie has been writing and teaching Angular since 2013 and is passionate about code quality, continuing education, and empowering others who want to learn.

Carmen Popoviciu

Front-end Engineer, creative.ai

Carmen is a frontend engineer and a big smiley in the Angular community - or so she has been told. She likes writing code and solving challenging puzzles. Give her something interesting to work on and you can pick her up in a couple of hours ;). She tries to help others out whenever she can and strongly believes that it's the small things that make a difference. If she had superpowers, she would smiley all the things.

    Connie Wan

    Software Engineer, Google

    Connie is a tech lead on Google Cloud Platform with a team of superheroes who turn coffee and puns into UI components. Her favourite pastimes are deleting code, complaining about z-indexes, and insisting that she will definitely finish that novel one day. She stands on the shoulders of some great designers and engineers, and the view from up there is amazing.

    Connie Wan

    Dominik Kundel

    Developer Evangelist at Twilio

    Dominik is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio in Berlin. He has a passion for JavaScript, hackathons, teaching and good whiskey. You will usually find him speaking at meetups and conferences, mentoring at hackathons and CoderDojos or working on open source projects.

    Ekaterina Orlova

    Software Developer at Accenture

    Ekaterina is a software developer at Accenture, currently living in Oslo, Norway. Co-organizer and facilitator of front-end workshops. She is passionate about front-end, user experience and diversity in tech.

    Elad Bezalel

    Software Engineer at Angular Material

    Elad is a fullstack developer with a very strong love for design. Since 8 years old, he's been designing in Photoshop and later fell in love with programming. This strong bond between design and computer programming gave birth to a new kind of love. And he is currently doing the combination of both, as a core member of the Angular Material project.

    Erin Coughlan

    Software Engineer at Google

    Erin is a software engineer at Google. She has been working on Google Analytics for 3 years. During this time, she also designed and built the MdPanel (AngularJS) and collaborated on the MdTable (Angular).

    Filipe Silva

    Product Developer at Angular

    Filipe has worked on Angular tooling before the Angular CLI was even an alpha release. He has continued his work beyond the CLI into the next iteration of Angular tooling: Angular DevKit. Filipe is a core member of both the Angular CLI and the Angular Docs core team. Lover of homemade pizza, craft beers and games.

    Gen Ashley

    Director at Women Who Code London

    Gen is a Director of Women Who Code London and is a very active leader in the Tech community in London. Aside from her involvement with Women Who Code, she is a Lead for Google Women Techmakers London, NASA Space Apps Challenge London, Twitter Developer Community London and Google Developer Groups London. She is also part of the leadership committee for Ada's List (a network for women in technology). She is co-organiser of COED:CODE, OpenTechSchool London and London Game Developers. She was the Head of Developer Outreach at Skills Matter and a former VP / Business Development Manager / Project Manager at Citigroup. In 2016 Gen helped lead Anita Borg Institute London and was actively instrumental in delivering the very first 1-Day Grace Hopper Conference in Europe which was held in London.

    Georgios Kalpakas

    George is a Software Engineer with a passion for chess, robotics and automating stuff. He has a strong need to know how things work (so if you already know, he'd love to have a talk with you). He has been a member of the AngularJS team since 2014. When not doing geeky stuff, he is probably trying to convince his wife and kids to apply programming principles in real life. (Or is it the other way around?)

    Georgios Kalpakas

    Hans Larsen

    Team Lead on Angular CLI, Google

    Hans is a software engineer at Google on the Angular team and was previously at Slack. He works everyday to help make it easier for everyone to create beautiful, consistent web applications using Angular, using Material Design components and the CLI tool.

    Igor Minar

    Angular Team Lead

    Igor is a software engineer at Google. He is a lead on the Angular project, practitioner of test driven development, open source enthusiast, hacker. In his free time, Igor enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, doing outdoor activities (including but not limited to sports, gardening and building retaining walls).

    Jan Molak

    Independent Software Delivery Consultant

    Jan is an independent trainer, consultant and a full-stack developer who spent the last 12 years building and shipping software ranging from best-selling, award-winning AAA video games through high-traffic websites and web apps to search engines, complex event processing and financial systems. Jan is the author of Serenity/JS, Jenkins Build Monitor, Chai Smoothie; contributor to Karma, Protractor, Cucumber.js and dozens of other open-source projects. Jan started coding aged 10 and still loves it ;-)

    Jeff Cross

    Co-Founder & Consultant at nrwl.io

    Jeff is a co-founder of nrwl.io, providing Angular consulting to enterprise teams. He was one of the earliest core team members on AngularJS 1.x. He developed the Angular Http and AngularFire2 modules, contributed to RxJS 5, and was most recently the Tech Lead of the Angular Mobile team at Google.

    Jeff Whelpley

    CTO at GetHuman

    Jeff is the CTO of GetHuman. He is also a Google Developer Expert (GDE), Boston Angular Meetup co-organizer, former host of AngularAir, a frequent guest on Adventures in Angular, and Boston AI Meetup co-organizer.

    Jen Bourey

    Staff Software Developer, Google

    Jen currently serves as a Tech Lead on Google’s Cloud Platform, one of Google’s biggest Angular-powered applications. She has 14 years of experience building web portals and has contributed to several open-source projects.

    Jesus Rodriguez

    Developer, IdeaBlade

    Jesus is both a Technical Writer and a Software Developer. His passion is to teach people how to be better developers.

    Jules Kremer

    Head of Angular Developer Relations, Google

    Jules is Head of Angular Developer Relations at Google. When not working with developers, Jules is often bending into pretzel-like shapes, climbing mountains or drinking really awesome beer.

    Kamil Kisiela

    Freelance Developer

    Freelance developer living in Poland and is the author of Apollo-Angular library that brings GraphQL into Angular. He calls himself an Open Source enthusiast and actively contributes to the Apollo and the Meteor Communities. Kamil is passionate about cycling and other outdoor activities.

    Kara Erickson

    Software engineer, Angular Core Team

    Kara is a software engineer on the Angular team at Google and a co-organizer of the Angular-SF Meetup. Prior to Google, she helped build UI components in Angular for guest management systems at OpenTable. She enjoys snacking indiscriminately and probably other things too.

    Katerina Skroumpelou

    Software Engineer at Upstream

    Katerina is a front-end developer at Upstream. In the past, she worked as a web developer at the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos". Before diving into web development, she studied Architectural Engineering and Spatial Analysis at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL and took a number of post-graduate courses at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development. So much that she does not understand the distinction between work and life sometimes. Or so her friends say. She lives in Athens, Greece.

    Lukas Ruebbelke

    Chief Experience Officer at VenturPlex Inc

    Developer. Hacker. Community backer. Author and blogger. Console logger. Author of AngularJS in Action for Manning Publications.

    Maxim Salnikov

    UI Engineer at ForgeRock

    Maxim is an Oslo-based Web UI Engineer and a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and Angular. He is a founder and active contributor to Mobile Era and ngVikings and a leader of Norway’s largest meetups dedicated to web front-end and mobile: Framsia, Angular Oslo, Mobile Meetup Oslo.

    Mike Brocchi

    Contractor

    Mike has worked on Angular tooling before the Angular CLI was even an alpha release. He continued his work beyond the CLI into the next iteration of Angular tooling: Angular DevKit. Mike is a GDE who contributes to the Angular CLI and is also an instructor at egghead. Mike is passionate about writing quality code as well as teaching. Outside of development, Mike loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters.

    Minko Gechev

    CTO at Rhyme.com

    Minko is co-founder & CTO at Rhyme.com with a strong passion for open source. He loves to experiment with theoretical concepts and apply them in practice. Minko teaches, speaks and writes about JavaScript, Angular and computer science. Some of the projects he works on are his book 'Switching to Angular', the official Angular style guide, codelyzer, angular-seed, and many others.

    Naomi Black

    Technical Program Manager, Google

    Naomi was one of the founding leads of Google's open source Angular framework. Since 2017, she leads Angular migration for Google's largest internal customer, Google Cloud Platform. At Google, she's worked on projects including Accessibility, YouTube Captions, Google Maps Transit, and Open Source, including Angular and TypeScript. She fights daleks in her spare time.

      Olivier Combe

      Angular Core Team Developer

      Olivier is a member of the Angular Core team and works on i18n. He is a passionate front-end engineer who loves interacting with the community by doing open source projects (ocLazyLoad, ngx-translate), being a panellist at Angular-Air, giving talks or just chatting on Twitter and Slack.

      Paul Gschwendtner

      Software Engineer at Angular Material

      Paul is a 17-year-old developer living in Germany. While he attends school, Paul works as a core team member on Angular Material. Paul focuses on tooling and building components for Angular.

      Rado Kirov

      Developer, Google

      Rado has been on the Angular Core team since Summer 2014. Before Angular, he worked on the Adsense serving stack, responsible for serving billions of ads daily. Being passionate about open source, he made contributions to Angular as a Google-20% project, before making the jump to fulltime. He is a recovering academic; ask him about error-correcting codes from algebraic curves (or don't).

      Rob Wormald

      Developer Advocate for the Angular Team

      Rob is a Javascripter from Austin, Texas currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Developer Advocate for Angular at Google, and founder of the Reactive Extensions for Angular2 project - NgRx.

      Sani Yusuf

      Founder, Haibrid

      Sani is the founder of HAIBRID, a London based startup that uses Ionic to create innovative mobile solutions. Sani also co-manages the Ionic UK community in UK and has done some Ionic stuff spanning 3 continents. He has also done some cool stuff with companies like Sworkit, Microsoft, Huddlebuy & Anritsu and actively contributes to the Ionic open source community.

      Shai Reznik

      Founder & Teacher, HiRez.io

      Shai is the Founder of HiRez.io: the only place on the web that teaches web development in a funny way (Angular 2 and beyond). Shai is also an experienced client side consultant, developer, Google Developer Expert and a worldwide speaker known for his unusual talks. He organises the largest JavaScript group in Israel and is a professional Improv performer and a world-class hugger.

      Shmuela Jacobs

      Developer and Consultant, Founder of ngGirls

      Shmuela is a front-end developer, consultant, speaker, and community activist. She is the founder of ngGirls organisation and Angular Nights meetup group. During her academic studies (M.Sc. in Information Management Engineering and B.Sc. in Physics) Shmuela had combined her passions of coding and teaching as a software developer, teaching assistant, science museum guide, and researcher. Today she continues to enjoy these activities developing with Angular and sharing her knowledge and experience in meetups and conferences. Shmuela lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Haggai, their deaf dog Ziggi, and one-eyed cat Franco.

      Simona Cotin

      Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

      Simona is an enthusiastic full stack developer passionate about all things Angular. Communities power her up and that’s why she is co-organising the AngularJS meetup in Dublin. Thrives on knowledge sharing, she has mentored in workshops for Women Who Code and NgGirls encouraging women to learn more about programming.

      Stephen Fluin

      Developer Advocate, Google

      Stephen is a Developer Advocate working on the Angular team. Before joining Google, he was a Google Expert. Stephen loves to help enterprises use technology more effectively.

      Svetlana Kouznetsova

      Consultant, Author, Speaker

      Svetlana (Sveta) is a NYC-based user experience and accessibility consultant helping businesses make their products and services user-friendly and accessible. Sveta is also a founder of Audio Accessibility and provides consultation and training to businesses about quality communication access to audio, video, events. She is an experienced speaker and author of 'Sound Is Not Enough: Captioning as Universal Design'.

      Thomas Burleson

      Team Lead, Angular Material

      Thomas is the Team Lead for Google's AngularJS Material. For over 3 years he has been spearheading the AngularJS Material efforts with a team of amazing developers. He is also the architect/project lead for @angular/flex-layout and an Angular Master Class trainer with thoughtram.io. You may have read his blog articles there or perhaps you attended his training classes. He is the co-author for two new thoughtram courses: * Angular with Redux + ngRx * Advanced Testing with Angular He is a frequent speaker at ng-Conf and AngularConnect. He loves collaborating with the Angular community and developers.

      Tracy Lee

      Google Developer Expert & Co-Founder, This Dot

      Tracy is a Google Developer Expert, JavaScript developer, and serial entrepreneur. After the acquisition of her last startup as CEO, she discovered code and spends her time exploring JS frameworks. Tracy is the creator of This.JavaScript, ng-cruise, Modern.Web podcast, RxWorkshop, and Contributor Days. She is also Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, a framework agnostic agency helping mentor teams build ambitious apps. You can find her at thisdot.co/about and on Twitter @ladyleet.

        Uri Goldshtein

        Open Source Developer at Apollo

        Uri is a core open source developer at Meteor Development Group at the Apollo team. He is the creator of the angular-meteor library and the Angular-Apollo library which lets Angular developers integrate GraphQL into their apps. Lately he is be working on the GraphQL-Subscriptions library and the WebSocket transport which let’s GraphQL developers add real-time capabilities into their apps. Uri travels around the world building infrastructure, applications and helping developers.

        Uri Shaked

        Consultant at BlackBerry

        Uri Shaked is a Google Developer Expert for Web Technologies. He regularly writes about Web and IoT related technologies in his medium blog, and speaks about these topics in conferences and meetups around the world. Among his interests are reverse engineering, hardware hacking, building 3d-printed robots and games, playing music and Salsa dancing.

        Victor Savkin

        Co-Founder, Nrwl.io

        Victor is a co-founder of nrwl.io, providing Angular consulting to enterprise teams. He was previously on the Angular core team at Google, and worked on the dependency injection, change detection, forms, and router modules.

        Vincent Ogloblinsky

        Software Architect at SII

        Vincent is a software architect in a French IT services company, SII. He likes web technologies & all APIs available in the browser, and most of the times he uses them in (Type||Java)Script. Sharing knowledge with others is also a goal for him: inside his company with animation of lighting talks or mobprogramming sessions, during training sessions on Angular, speaking during french conferences; or contributing and maintaining open-source projects like Compodoc.

        Ward Bell

        President, IdeaBlade

        Ward is a co-founder of IdeaBlade, a consultancy specializing in web applications for business and the makers of the Breeze.js and DevForce data management libraries. Ward is a regular conference speaker, a developer, and a Microsoft MVP.

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