Andrew Hyde has a passion for community, writing, travel and startups. He founded Startup Weekend, three other startups and was employee #1 Techstars. With roots in freelancing and design, he can hold a conversation about best interface practices as well as how to build cabins with hand tools. He is also a marathoner, Ironman competitor, blogger and event organizer. He started Ignite Boulder, TEDxBoulder, Startup Weekend, and Startup Week as well as many smaller events. Most recently he wrote a book named This Book is About Travel which reached the #1 sales slot for iBooks and Amazon’s travel sections. He is a co-owner of his favorite cafe in the world – Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boulder, Colorado.
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Bryan is a product manager and UX director who is deeply involved in Seattle’s tech community and has worked with companies like Techstars, Startup Weekend, the BBC, and Children’s Hospital Stanford. 10 years ago, he helped start Ignite Seattle – the popular gathering where local folks share their passions/pursuits in quick 5 minute presentations.
Founder of CallBackWomen, Developer Advocate
Carrie is the Founding Partner and COO of CMX. She is passionate about building and participating in community wherever she goes. She has been building online community since she served as a “supermoderator” of a music forum when she was 15. She lives in Seattle, WA with her dog Bruce Wayne.
Former musical theatre actress and Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Developer Evangelist at Sentry. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress and worked in tech by day. To support her theatre career, she started to learn to code through online resources. Perhaps the only engineer you’ll meet who has been in Hairspray, Xanadu, and Jerry Springer: the Opera, she is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech. If you’re trying to place her face, yes – she’s the young woman giving the awkward thumbs up in the What It’s Like to be a Woman at a Tech Conference article (which she also wrote). A quick Google search of her will provide you with getting started with Docker videos, observability articles, theatre reviews, tech blogs, and videos of her singing.
Coraline Ada Ehmke is a an open source advocate and developer with over 20 years of experience. She was recognized for her work on diversity in open source with a Ruby Hero award in 2016. She’s the creator of the Contributor Covenant, the most popular open source code of conduct in the world. She works for GitHub as a senior engineer on a team devoted to creating community management and anti-harassment tools. In her free time Coraline pursues her interests in AI, refactoring, and music production.
David has over thirty years of experience in the SRE/DevOps/sysadmin field in large multiplatform environments and currently works for Microsoft as a Senior Cloud Ops Advocate. He is the author of the O’Reilly Otter book (Automating Systems Administration with Perl) and the editor/curator of “Seeking SRE: Conversations on Running Production Systems at Scale” (published by O’Reilly in August 2018). David is one of the co-founders of the now global set of SREcon conferences.