Speakers

Christine Bryant-Ryback

Christine Bryant-Ryback

WillowTree, Inc. - Charlottesville, Virginia

Christine Bryant-Ryback is a Senior Software Engineer at WillowTree in Charlottesville, VA, specializing in JavaScript web applications. Her passions are maintainable CSS/Sass, semantic HTML/JSX, pragmatic JS, and intersectional technology.

Paul Chin Jr.

Paul Chin Jr.

Norfolk, VA

Hi, I'm Paul Chin Jr! Hampton Roads native and lover of all things technology, business, and food. I studied business, worked in finance, and went on to start a series of different companies in a wide variety of industries. I've been teaching myself JavaScript for the past 2 years and truly appreciate all of the opportunities that software development has to offer. My current projects revolve around Nodebots and interactive art.

Matt Clough

Matt Clough

Mobelux - Richmond, VA

Matt Clough is the front-end lead at Mobelux, a full-service product team in Richmond, where he works with the latest in CSS, JavaScript, and React, developing great sites and apps for national companies. Coming from the art world, he loves everything involving language, patterns, and abstract systems. When he's not sitting in front of a computer, he brews beer, chops wood, raises chickens, keeps bees, and grows mushrooms with his partner just outside the city.

John Feminella

John Feminella

Pivotal - Charlottesville, VA

John Feminella is an avid technologist, occasional public speaker, and curiosity advocate. He serves as an advisor to Pivotal, where he works on helping enterprises transform the way they write, operate, and deploy software. He's also the cofounder of a tiny analytics monitoring and reporting startup named UpHex. John lives in Charlottesville, VA and likes meta-jokes, milkshakes, and referring to himself in the third person in speaker bios.

Julka Grodel

Julka Grodel

Framebridge - Washington, DC

Julka Grodel works on code empowering people to frame everything they love. She is a Principal Software Engineer at Framebridge, a DC startup disrupting the custom art framing market. Julka is passionate about writing easily maintainable and extendable code and has worked professionally in web development for over a decade. When not toiling away for her corporate overlords, she spends her time volunteering on literacy projects with the Junior League, in a pilates studio, or doting over her blind cat Batman and his BFF Robin.

Karl Groves

Karl Groves

Tenon.io - United States

An unstoppable force for change and thought-leader in an industry regarded for saying 'No,' Karl would rather lead by example in saying 'Yes, and here's how...' He seeks to offer solutions to complex problems relating to universal usability. He believes that together we can meet both our goals: your business goals and his goals to lead the way in accessible user experiences. Karl has over a decade of experience in doing IT consulting for the biggest companies in the world and biggest agencies in the U.S. government. Widely regarded as a pragmatic solution-finder, his work is cited in nearly a dozen books and used on curricula in Human-Computer Interaction across the globe. He leads by doing, teaches from experience, and succeeds by facilitating others' success. When others say, 'That can't be done,' Karl shows them how.

Jay Hogan

Jay Hogan

SingleStone Consulting - Richmond, VA

Jay is the Application Development Solution Lead for SingleStone, a Customer Experience consulting firm based out of Richmond, VA. Jay fell in love with coding while pecking out BASIC programs on his Commodore 64 at the age of 10. He dabbled in a few other endeavors before settling into his development career nearly 20 years ago. Jay has been building web-based applications using Java, .Net, Ruby and JavaScript for the past 12 years. Jay is married and the father of two wonderful boys. In his free time, he likes to watch football and raise money and awareness for Autism and pediatric cancer charities.

Ryan Lanciaux

Ryan Lanciaux

Ann Arbor, MI

Ryan Lanciaux is a professional software developer in based out of Ann Arbor. Although he programs in several languages, his current area of focus is front-end development. Ryan attempts to contribute to the development community through his (often neglected) blog.

Bob Larrick

Bob Larrick

Demyst Data - Richmond, VA

I am a senior developer at Demyst Data, a startup based in NYC. I handle the processing of all application logs, which we use for billing and client facing reporting in our applications. I write primarily in Ruby, Javascript, Bash, Python, and haven't used the correct comment character for whatever language I'm currently in on the first try in years. Our logging and reporting pipeline is developed entirely in the AWS cloud and leverages AWS Lambda heavily, as well as a wide variety of other AWS services including but not limited to S3, SQS, SNS, API Gateway, RDS, IAM, EC2, and Redshift. We deploy our immutable infrastructure with Amazon CloudFormation templates. If that sounds awesome to you then I am one awesome guy.

Jared Lotti

Jared Lotti

CarMax - Richmond, VA

Jared has worked as a Technical Leader for the Online Systems Team at CarMax for the last two years. Previously working as a Senior Developer at Chase, and HP. He is an supporter of the open-source community and has authored several OSS packages (see https://github.com/Jarlotee) and contributed to several others. He is the primary Engineer for the code name SWAT OSS ASP.NET/Nodejs library. He loves memes (some say too much) and learning\sharing new ideas in technology. Some colleagues consider him too old (33) to be a Front-End Developer, but they tolerate him anyway.

Kito Mann

Kito Mann

Virtua, Inc. - Richmond, VA

Kito D. Mann is the Principal Consultant at Virtua, Inc. (http://virtua.tech), specializing in enterprise application architecture, training, development, and mentoring with JavaServer Faces, HTML5 Web Components, Polymer, and Java EE technologies. He is also the editor-in-chief of JSFCentral.com (www.jsfcentral.com), co-host of the Enterprise Java Newscast (http://www.enterprisejavanews.com), and the author of JavaServer Faces in Action (Manning). Mann has participated in several Java Community Process expert groups (including CDI, JSF and Portlets) and is also an internationally recognized speaker. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Scott Radcliff

Scott Radcliff

Whitelabel Collaborative - Pemberville, Ohio

Scott Radcliff is the lead engineer at [Whitelabel Collaborative](http://wlabel.co) in Toledo Ohio. He has been building things on the web in some form or another for over 10 years. He now spends most of his time thinking about architecture, technology choices, teaching, and hiring great people.

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts

Kofile - San Francisco, CA

A web nerd that grew up hearing the tales of Assembly and chose the easy route of HTML and JS. After over a decade of hacking together SO questions and other people's source code to make websites and applications that work, I have landed as a fullstack engineer in the Bay Area. I currently am helping bridge the gap between designers and developers, trying to talk code with one and colors with the other and bring both into the world of Functional programming. I am a huge React nerd, Redux admirer, and a lover of ES6 (never 2015...). I like to give back to the community in gist form over repo form, blogs over talks, and questions over answers. github.com/beardedtim gist.github.com/beardedtim

Josh Stickles

Josh Stickles

CoStar Group - Richmond, VA

Josh Stickles is a Senior Developer at CoStar Group, the nation's largest commercial real estate information, analytics and marketing company. Focused on building research applications using React + Redux. Previously, he worked in consulting where he was on teams that delivered Web Applications for the nations 2nd largest Theme Park, a Fortune 50 Credit Union, Fortune 50 Home Improvement Retailer and various other Fortune 500 and Gov't Agencies.

Leigha Wilson

Leigha Wilson

Ippon USA - Richmond, VA

My name is Leigha Wilson. I am a front-end developer here in Richmond​, VA. I have been working at Ippon USA for almost 3 years, where my primary focus has been on Angular. I spend my free-time learning more about the JS world, exploring Richmond with my puppy dog and planning my wedding with my fiance (only a few more months!).