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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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!).