Francesco (@FrancescoC) is the founder of Erlang Solutions Ltd. He has used Erlang on a daily basis since 1995, starting as an intern at Ericsson’s computer science laboratory, the birthplace of Erlang. He moved on to Ericsson’s Erlang training and consulting arm, working on the first release of the OTP middleware, which he applied to turnkey solutions and flagship telecom applications.
In 1999, soon after Erlang was released as open source, he founded Erlang Solutions. With offices in three countries, they have become the world leaders in Erlang-based support, consulting, training, certification, systems development, and conferences. Francesco has worked in major Erlang-based projects both within and outside Ericsson; and as technical director at Erlang Solutions has led the development and consulting teams. He is the co-author of Erlang Programming, recently published by O’Reilly. He lectures at Oxford University and the IT University of Gothenburg.
Helena (@helenaedelson) has been a Software Engineer for over 15 years. After a decade in distributed messaging she moved exclusively to working with Scala, first for cloud infrastructure automation, then big data, all for large scale distributed systems. As a Senior Cloud Engineer she was on the first Scala team at VMware building multi-tenant cloud automation systems, then in big data architecting, building and deploying streaming and batch analytics pipelines for Cyber Security for real time threat analysis.
She is a committer to several open source projects including the Spark Cassandra Connector, Cassandra Kafka Connector, a previous contributor to Akka (2 new features in Akka Cluster), Spring Integration and several others. She is also a speaker at international Big Data and Scala conferences such as Spark Summit (Europe and the US), Strata NYC, Strata San Jose, QCon SF, Scala Days (Europe and the US), Scala World, Data Days, and Philly Emerging Technology. She is currently VP of Product Engineering at Tuplejump.
Tim (@timfox) is a software engineer and open-source community builder with over 20 years industry experience, including over 10 years creating and leading pioneering open-source projects.
Tim has a long background in messaging systems and non-blocking, event-driven software architectures with an emphasis on high performance and scalability, and is the creator of HornetQ (now forming ActiveMQ Artemis) and Vert.x - the award winning reactive toolkit for the JVM.
Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and 3 best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).
Matthew Podwysocki (@mattpodwysocki) is a Principal Software Engineer and self-described open sourcerer at Microsoft. Currently, he works on reactive programming at all scales with the Reactive Extensions, the Internet of Things, and improving technical education for the next generation of software developers.