Speakers

Meet the 2024 Craft Conference line-up!

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Craft 2024 - Gergely Orosz
Gergely Orosz
Software Engineer & Author at The Pragmatic Engineer

Gergely writes The Pragmatic Engineer, the #1 technology newsletter on Substack. He was formerly an engineering manager and software engineer at Uber, Skyscanner and Skype/Microsoft. He now researches and writes about software engineering at Big Tech and startups.Gergely is the author of multiple books, including The Software Engineer’s Guidebook and Building Mobile Apps at Scale. He lives in Amst...

Craft 2024 - Richard Feldman
Richard Feldman
Principal Engineer at Vendr

Richard is the creator of the Roc programming language, the author of “Elm in Action” from Manning Publications, the host of the podcast Software Unscripted, and the instructor for several Frontend Masters workshops: Introduction to Elm, Advanced Elm, and Introduction to Rust. He is currently a Principal Engineer at Vendr, where he's helping introduce Roc to the company's backend to complement its...

Craft 2024 - Kelly Shortridge
Kelly Shortridge
Senior Principal, CTO Office at Fastly

Kelly Shortridge is a Senior Principal in the Office of the CTO at Fastly. Shortridge is the lead author of Security Chaos Engineering: Sustaining Resilience in Software and Systems (O'Reilly Media) and is best known as an expert work on resilience in complex software systems, applying behavioral economics to cybersecurity, and bringing security out of the dark ages. Shortridge has been a successf...

Craft 2024 - John Micheal Willis
John Micheal Willis
Founder at Botchagalupe Technologies

John Willis has worked in the IT management for over 40 years. He is researching DevOps, DevSecOps, IT risk, modern governance, and audit compliance. Previously he was an Evangelist at Docker Inc., VP of Solutions for Socketplane (sold to Docker) and Enstratius (sold to Dell), and VP of Training & Services at Opscode, where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services func...

Craft 2024 - Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr
Engineering Manager of Developer Relations at Honeycomb.io
Craft 2024 - James Shore
James Shore
Vice President of Engineering at OpenSesame

James Shore leads organizations in scaling software development, most recently for OpenSesame, where he is Vice President of Engineering. He is the author of the Agile how-to guide, The Art of Agile Development, co-creator of the Agile Fluency® Model, and a recipient of the Agile Alliance’s Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice. His writing and screencasts may be found online at ja...

Craft 2024 - Michael Feathers
Michael Feathers
Founder at R7K Research & Conveyance

Michael Feathers is the Chief Architect of Globant and founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in software and organization design. Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after design over time in code bases. Michael is also the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004)....

Craft 2024 - Llewellyn Falco
Llewellyn Falco
Agile Coach at Consultant

Llewellyn Falco is an independent agile coach. He discovered strong-style pair programming. He is the creator of the open-source testing tool ApprovalTests( www.approvaltests.com ). He spends most of his time programming in Java and C# specializing in improving legacy code. He is the co-founder of TeachingKidsProgramming.org & co-author of Mob Programming Guidebook...

Craft 2024 - Kevlin Henney
Kevlin Henney
Thought Provoker at Curbralan

Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. His development interests are in programming, practice and people. He has been a columnist for a number of magazines and sites, has contributed to both open- and closed-source software (sometimes unintentionally), and has been on far too many committees (it has been said that "a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas...

Craft 2024 - Randy Shoup
Randy Shoup
VP Engineering and Chief Architect at Ebay

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He talks a lot -- sometimes at conferences about software -- and is interested in the nexus of culture, technology, and organizatio...

Craft 2024 - Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Sr. Developer Relations Engineer at Google
Craft 2024 - Arlo Belshee
Arlo Belshee
Distinguished Engineer at Deep Roots

Arlo Belshee, 20-year legacy code and DevOps veteran, has a passion for zero bugs. A firm believer in mending code, Arlo's current work is his company, Dig Deep Roots | Refactoring for Depth, where he teaches technical practices that unwind legacy code safely a codebase at a time....

Craft 2024 - Sander Hoogendoorn
Sander Hoogendoorn
Chief Technology Officer at iBOOD.com

Meet Sander Hoogendoorn, an independent dad, and traveler. A seasoned developer with over four decades of experience and still daily writing code, Sander has survived in the tech world in various roles, from CTO of companies like iBOOD (currently), ANVA, and Klaverblad, to being Capgemini's global agile thought leader.Known for his post-agile mindset and provocative perspectives, Sander empowers o...

Craft 2024 - J. B. Rainsberger
J. B. Rainsberger
Business/Software Coach, Mentor and Consultant at jbrains.ca

J. B. Rainsberger (@jbrains@mastodon.social, https://www.jbrains.ca) is a professional 5-pin bowler who also consults for both software development professionals and the organizations that employ them. He shares what he's learned about programming, managing his workload, interacting with people, and designing his lifestyle, with a focus on helping software development professionals work with less ...

Craft 2024 - Samantha Coffmann
Samantha Coffmann
Senior Product Manager at Spotify

Samantha is a Senior Product Manager at Spotify, currently focused on building paid plugins for Backstage, an open-source framework for creating developer portals. With a career that includes roles at HelloFresh, Sauce Labs, and Cisco before joining Spotify, she has gained extensive experience in the tech industry. Her focus has always been on equipping internal teams with a strong product-oriente...

Craft 2024 - James Lewis
James Lewis
Technical Director at Thoughtworks

James Lewis is a programmer and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for eighteen years and of its ongoing mission to deliver technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change for an equitable future. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he cont...

Craft 2024 - Jason Yip
Jason Yip
Principal at Reinvention Cycle LLC

Jason has been involved in Agile software development since 1999 when he first encountered Extreme Programming. He was previously at ThoughtWorks for 14 years, initially as a practitioner on delivery teams and then as a Principal Consultant on digital and Agile transformation. After ThoughtWorks, Jason was at Spotify for 8 years as a Staff Agile Coach, helping the ad tech and marketing tech areas ...

Craft 2024 - Richard Wiseman
Richard Wiseman
Professor

Professor Richard Wiseman has published over 100 academic papers examining the psychology of magic, illusion, deception, luck and self-development.  He has written popular psychology books (including The Luck Factor and 59 Seconds) that have sold over 3 million copies, and his YouTube videos have attracted over 600 million views.He regularly gives keynote talks to a wide range of or...

Craft 2024 - Einar Høst
Einar Høst
Special Advisor at Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration

Einar W. Høst is a socio-technical advisor at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration. He enjoys collaborative modelling, API design and computer programming. Over the last ten years, he has done talks on a variety of topics, including hypermedia, resiliency, recursive art and lambda calculus. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Oslo....

Craft 2024 - Büşra Coşkuner
Büşra Coşkuner
Founder, Product Management Trainer & Coach at Producteer

Büşra is a product management coach and trainer, and a solopreneur with more than a decade of hands-on product management experience. She helps product teams and product professionals master the craft of product management and transforms them into confident product leaders who get successful products out of the door.Having worked in both product-led and non-product-led companies herself, from star...

Craft 2024 - Aaron Rinehart
Aaron Rinehart
Global Cybersecurity Leader & Distinguished Engineer at CapitalOne

Aaron Rinehart has spent his career solving complex challenging engineering problems and transforming cybersecurity practices across a diverse set of industries: healthcare, insurance, government, aerospace, technology, higher education, and the military. Aaron has been expanding the possibilities of chaos engineering in its application to other safety-critical portions of the IT domain, most nota...

Craft 2024 - Joseph Pelrine
Joseph Pelrine
Agile Psychologist

A quiet and reserved researcher and practitioner, Joseph Pelrine is considered by cognoscenti to be one of the pioneers and top experts on Agile methods. He has spent almost 30 years helping some of the world’s most well-known companies improve their ability to satisfy the needs of their customers. As a psychologist, his focus on people and his experience in applying leading-edge techniques from s...

Craft 2024 - Marianne Bellotti
Marianne Bellotti
Author, Engineering Leader, Systems Geek at Bellotti.Tech
Craft 2024 - Dr. Marian Hartman
Dr. Marian Hartman
Learning Designer & Expert Whisperer at Dig Deep Roots

Marian Hartman is a learning architect and expert whisperer who specializes in developing large-scale learning programs based on key business drivers and measurable results. Both Marian's Masters and PhD focused in adult learning. Marian has been actively involved in the software industry for over a decade and is current the co-founder of Deep Roots. She shapes the learning content to be in tiny, ...

Craft 2024 - Kathleen Dollard
Kathleen Dollard
Director of Engineering at ROI Code
Craft 2024 - Ray Myers
Ray Myers
Chaos Engineer at Indeed

Host of Craft vs Cruft, curator of Mender.AI...

Craft 2024 - Tricia Broderick
Tricia Broderick
Leadership Advisor, Author, Founder at Ignite Insight + Innovation

Tricia Broderick, co-author of Lead without Blame, is a leadership and organizational advisor. With over twenty-five years of experience, her transformational leadership ignites the growth of leaders and resilient high-performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia boldly role models putting people first.  Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and ...

Craft 2024 - David Leitner
David Leitner
Chief Technologist at SQUER

David is Chief Technologist at SQUER, a Software Company based in Munich and Vienna, working with different stacks and environments but always an overarching mission: connect ideas and provide impact — with technology. He spends much of his time on the frontlines tackling the challenges of scaling software and complex domains, with a strong focus on cloud-native architectures and infrastructures. ...

Craft 2024 - Henrik Kniberg
Henrik Kniberg
AI whisperer, Chief Scientist at Crisp, Hups
Craft 2024 - Ashi Krishnan
Ashi Krishnan

writer of words and code, teacher and speaker on AI and other oddities. I like explaining complex things in simple, beautiful ways which sometimes twist your brain and make your heart ache....

Craft 2024 - Jon Yablonski
Jon Yablonski
Senior Product Designer at Mixpanel

Jon Yablonski is a multi-disciplinary designer, speaker, writer, and digital creator based in Detroit metro. His passion is for designing digital tools that empower people and augment their abilities in order to achieve their goals. He’s had the opportunity to learn and grow from a variety of challenges throughout my career — from e-commerce platforms, mobile apps and internal products to HMI syst...

Craft 2024 - Stewart Gleadow
Stewart Gleadow
Executive Manager, Engineering at REA Group (realestate.com.au)

Stewart Gleadow is Executive Manager of Engineering for the consumer marketplace experiences for buyers, renters and sellers on realestate.com.au.With 15+ year experience building software, across mobile apps, web and backend systems, Stewart is now focused on the teams, structures and strategy to succeed at scale. When not working, he's either playing backyard sports with his boys or maintaining ...

Craft 2024 - Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry as an executive, investor, board member, consultant, architect, and engineer. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology, including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines, Agile Development and Vect...

Craft 2024 - Birgitta Boeckeler
Birgitta Boeckeler
Global Lead for AI-assisted Software Delivery at Thoughtworks
Craft 2024 - Dr. Angela Trego, PE, PMP
Dr. Angela Trego, PE, PMP
President at Angela Trego

Dr. Angela Trego, PE, PMP provides training, consulting, and speaking focused in the areas of leadership and women in business.  She held technical and senior leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies and is an award-winning teacher.  Dr. Trego serves on several technical society advisory boards and non-profit executive boards.  She has two patents and over 90 publications.  Ap...

Craft 2024 - Julien Topçu
Julien Topçu
Tech Coach Consultant at Shodo

I like to craft software with high business value using techniques from Domain-Driven Design (#DDD), all powered by Xtreme Programming in the Kanban #NoEstimates philosophy. Member of the OWASP foundation, I evangelise on application security techniques in order to avoid being hacked properly....

Craft 2024 - Josian Chevalier
Josian Chevalier
Senior Software Engineer at Shodo

Software Craftsman at Shodo, I specialize in Domain Driven Design. I strive to improve my approach of software development and my knowledge, as well as raise awareness about software quality among developers....

Craft 2024 - Woody Rousseau
Woody Rousseau
CTO & Cofounder of FinTech Practice at Theodo

Woody is the CTO and cofounder of the FinTech focused branch of the Theodo group. He leads tech and product experts designing and implementing innovative applications and architectures in the financial services space. His two main topics of interest are Open Finance, with APIsation playing a paramount role in this strategy, as well as radical quality with a 0 defect approach for products, inspired...

Craft 2024 - Ornela Vasiliauskaitė
Ornela Vasiliauskaitė
Agile Coach at Vinted

Ornela is an accomplished Agile Coach, bringing a decade of experience from diverse software product organizations. Over the past three years, she has been working at Vinted, where she plays a pivotal role in enhancing product development. In her company, she is known as an innovator - her fluency in multiple frameworks and methods allows her to take the most relevant parts of each framework and c...

Craft 2024 - Tudor Girba
Tudor Girba
CEO at feenk.com

Tudor Gîrba is a software environmentalist and CEO of feenk.com where he works with an amazing team to make the inside of systems explainable. Much of the work is embodied in Glamorous Toolkit (gtoolkit.com), a novel environment that enables Moldable Development, a way of programming through custom tools built for each development problem....

Craft 2024 - Michael Carducci
Michael Carducci
Forward Leaning Software Architect at Carducci Inc

Michael Carducci is a hands-on software architect, consultant, entrepreneur, entertainer, and speaker with a reputation for doing the impossible. He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Mastering Software Architecture" and founder of Architecture Artesian. Currently, Michael spends his days as a hands-on software architect, helping invent the next generation of information systems.In addition t...

Craft 2024 - Éva Rambala
Éva Rambala
Nonviolent Communication trainer at Center for Nonviolent Communication
Craft 2024 - Uwe Friedrichsen
Uwe Friedrichsen
CTO at codecentric AG

Uwe Friedrichsen. Longtime traveler in the world of IT. Dot Connector. Cartographer of uncharted territory. Keeper of timeless wisdom. Translator between floors. System design. Resilience. Sustainability. Dislikes long bios. Tries to make IT a (bit) better place....

Craft 2024 - Markus Harrer
Markus Harrer
Software Evolutionist at INNOQ

Markus Harrer is a software engineer who’s passionate about improving the way we do software development. He specializes in the analysis of software data such as source code, application performance data or version control repositories to show the underlying problems of the symptoms we face on the surface. He is an active contributor in communities on the topics of software analytics, software arc...

Craft 2024 - Renaldi Gondosubroto
Renaldi Gondosubroto
Software Engineer at SEEK

Renaldi Gondosubroto is an accomplished Software Engineer, instructor and a developer advocate in the tech community. With over a decade of experience in developing Artificial Intelligence solutions, he has made significant contributions to numerous companies and communities. Outside of the industry, he is active in the academia community, having his research focused on generative AI and machine l...

Craft 2024 - Marco Heimeshoff
Marco Heimeshoff
Chief of Story Telling at Heimeshoff IT / KanDDDinsky / VirtualDDD

Marco Heimeshoff is a trainer, speaker and software developer from Germany. He organizes KanDDDinsky, a conference about Domain-driven Design and the art of business software and co-founded the german DDD community in 2013 and VirtualDDD.com in 2019. Between consulting companies around the globe and building health care software, you'll find him speaking at conferences about DDD, socio-technical s...

Craft 2024 - Jamie Allen
Jamie Allen
CTO, AWS and SRE at EPAM Systems

Jamie Allen is EPAM's Chief Technologist for AWS and Site Reliability based in Seattle, USA. Prior to joining EPAM in 2019, Jamie was the global head of consulting and training for Typesafe/Lightbend (creators of Scala and Akka), and the Director of Engineering at Starbucks responsible for reimplementing Starbucks Rewards and Mobile Order/Pay backend systems from scratch in the cloud with microser...

Craft 2024 - Ian Cooper
Ian Cooper
Mr

Principal Engineer in London, speaker, tabletop gamer, geek. Tattooed, pierced, and bearded. The 'guv' on Brighter....

Craft 2024 - Ankur Patel
Ankur Patel
Founder and CEO at Multimodal
Craft 2024 - Tamás Szabó
Tamás Szabó
Staff Research Engineer at GitHub

Tamás works as a research engineer at GitHub Next, which is a research lab within GitHub exploring the future of software engineering. He is involved in a number of Next explorations centered around (AI-assisted) developer tooling. He holds a PhD in computer science, and his research topic was about the efficient execution of program analyses. His work has been presented in scientific publications...

Craft 2024 - Daniel Terhorst-North
Daniel Terhorst-North
Principal Consultant at Dan North & Associates Ltd

Daniel Terhorst-North uses his deep technical and operational knowledge to help business and technology leaders to optimise digital product organisations. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques. With thirty years of experience in IT, Daniel is a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences worl...

Craft 2024 - Márton Braun
Márton Braun
Kotlin Developer Advocate at JetBrains

Márton is a Kotlin Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on making Kotlin Multiplatform awesome. Passionate about education, he's a guest lecturer at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.He’s been contributing to the community through writing, speaking, and open source libraries since his university days. He is a Google Developer Expert for Android and Kotlin, and a co-organizer ...

Craft 2024 - Jules May
Jules May
Principal at 22 Consulting

Jules is a freelance consultant specialising in safety-critical systems, mathematical software, and compilers and languages. He has been writing, teaching and speaking for 25 years, and conducts frequent lectures and workshops. He is the author of Extreme Reliability: Programming Like Your Life Depends On It, and is the originator of Problem Space Analysis.He lives in North-East Scotland....

Craft 2024 - Daniel Whitenack
Daniel Whitenack
Founder and CEO at Prediction Guard

Daniel Whitenack (aka Data Dan) is a Ph.D. trained data scientist and founder of Prediction Guard. He has more than ten years of experience developing and deploying machine learning models at scale, and he has built data teams at two startups and an international NGO with 4000+ staff. Daniel co-hosts the Practical AI podcast, has spoken at conferences around the world (ODSC, Applied Machine Learni...

Craft 2024 - Emily Bache
Emily Bache
Technical Coach at Bache Consulting

Emily Bache is an independent consultant, YouTuber and Technical Coach. She works with developers, training and coaching effective agile practices like Refactoring and Test-Driven Development. Emily has worked with software development for 25 years, written two books and teaches courses on platforms including Pluralsight and O'Reilly. A frequent conference speaker, Emily has been invited to keynot...

Craft 2024 - Eduardo da Silva
Eduardo da Silva
Principal Consultant at esilva.net

Eduardo da Silva is an independent consultant in sustainable evolution of sociotechnical systems, architecture, and leadership. He also is a Team Topologies Valued Practitioner (TTVP). His work focuses on helping tech-enabled organizations develop strategies, structures, and operating models to achieve and scale a sustainable fast flow of change. He takes a sociotechnical systems’ framing, conside...

Craft 2024 - Elad Ben-Israel
Elad Ben-Israel
CEO and Co-Founder at Wing Cloud Inc.

After an amazing journey to create the AWS CDK, CDK8s, JSII and Projen, Elad has recently left the comforts of AWS to start a new company called Wing Cloud. Wing’s mission is to democratize the cloud by reimagining cloud development from the ground up (pun intended of course). Elad lives in Tel-Aviv with his husband and 4-year-old twins, and in his spare time attends Burning Man and sweats at the ...

Craft 2024 - Jon Moore
Jon Moore
Staff Software Engineer at Stripe

Over his career, Jon Moore has been a researcher, management consultant, network engineer, small business owner, tech lead, architect, and technology executive. He is equally comfortable leading and managing teams and personally writing production-ready code. His current interests include distributed systems, fault tolerance, refactoring, building healthy and engaging engineering cultures, and Tex...