Following experts are confirmed as speakers at #websc

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PHP topics

Kévin Dunglas

Creator of API Platform & Mercure.rocks, Symfony Core Team

Kévin is the founder or the self-managed company Les-Tilleuls.coop. Polyglot developer, he is a member of the Symfony Core Team and is the creator of the API Platform framework. He also has contributed to 100+ open source projects and frequently speaks at tech conferences.

Johannes Pichler

Lead Web Developer @ karriere.at

Johannes Pichler is a Lead Web Developer working at karriere.at, the biggest job platform in Austria. At karriere.at he is building RESTful APIs and the karriere.at website powered by Laravel. In his spare time Johannes loves to contribute to open source projects like laravel.io and other PHP/Laravel related projects. Based on his former experiences he forces his team mates and himself to follow a test-driven development approach and to use supportive tools as efficient as possible.

Stefan Priebsch

Consultant at thePHP.cc

Even older digital watches would outperform Stefan's first computer. He has been an IT consultant for over 20 years, holds an academic degree in computer science, is an author of several textbooks, and a university lecturer on professional web development. He spends his free time playing electric guitar and researching agile home improvement.

Tomáš Votruba

Adventerous Legacy Restorer

Tomas loves PHP and connecting people, so he founded Czech & Slovak PHP Community Pehapkari in 2015, where all PHP developers can share their knowledge, chat on Slack or grab a beer. His passion is open-source for lazy people - instant upgrades and coding standards. He takes care of Rector and EasyCodingStandard packages.

Symfony topics

Romaric Drigon

Software engineer at netinfluence

Developer and consultant, blogger at Netinfluence, trainer and speaker. Specialized in Symfony framework, officially certified expert by SensioLabs. Passionated about clean architecture and devops.

Kévin Dunglas

Creator of API Platform & Mercure.rocks, Symfony Core Team

Kévin is the founder or the self-managed company Les-Tilleuls.coop. Polyglot developer, he is a member of the Symfony Core Team and is the creator of the API Platform framework. He also has contributed to 100+ open source projects and frequently speaks at tech conferences.

Nicolas Grekas

Symfony OSS core team member, Symfony Corp. Principal Engineer

Nicolas works as Principal Engineer at Symfony, the company. Before, he was CTO for Blackfire.io, the PHP profiler that we were all missing. He started sending pull requests to Symfony by the end of 2013 and since nobody told him to stop, he ended up being a core team member & top-ranking contributor. He likes figuring out how to take the most out of the PHP engine, optimizing CI matrices and removing lines of code.

Christopher Hertel

Consultant & Trainer at SensioLabs Deutschland

Christopher works as Consultant & Trainer for SensioLabs in Berlin with focus on Symfony and Software Architecture. Besides helping teams to build applications or learn Symfony he is organizing Berlin's Symfony User Group.

Samuel Roze

VPoE at Birdie, Creator of Symfony Messenger

Samuel is VP of Engineering at Birdie, a startup helping elderlies to stay healthier and longer at home. He is very much involved with the open-source community as core team member of Symfony, creator of ContinuousPipe, Tolerance and a few other libraries and products. His main focus is helping teams to deliver the best-in-class, maintainable and always-evolving software.

Javascript topics

Gerard Sans

Developer Advocate at AWS

Gerard is very excited about the future of the Web and JavaScript. Always happy Computer Science Engineer and humble Angular GDE. He loves to share his learnings by giving talks, trainings and writing about cool technologies. He loves running AngularZone and GraphQL London, mentoring students and giving back to the community.

Alexandre Lissy

Senior Research Engineer at Mozilla

Mozillian for 15+ years and contributor to Firefox OS, Alexandre is now working on speech recognition targetting as small as possible devices.

Stephen Kenigbolo Meya

Frontend Engineering Team Lead at BCaster OY

Full Stack Software Engineer working as the Frontend Engineering Team Lead at BCaster, Arch Conveyer/Community Manager of CodeAfrique, a not-for-profit weekend intensive software engineering bootcamp for underrepresented groups in IT started out first in Estonia. An open source developer for ADSBx.

Sergei Kriger

Frontend developer at Sinnerschrader

Sergei fell in love with web development at the high school level. He got a degree in Information Technologies from the University of Helsinki and spent professional career working for web design studios in Helsinki and Munich. Sergei's focus areas are JavaScript development, UX and accessibility.

Preston Pham

Engineering at Cloudflare

Systems engineer working on distributed systems and APIs powering new products at Cloudflare. His latest project is a video streaming platform which uses serverless technology to handle 2M+ requests daily.

Velimir Bulatovic

Chairman of the Board @ LazyBrain

Velimir is Vice President, Product and Software Engineering at the Institute of Contemporary Sciences, Institution behind the largest conference in South East Europe dedicated to data science. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board at LazyBrain Initiative, an organization which aims to promote and improve algorithmic literacy.

Project management topics

Pim Elshoff

Scrum developer at Procurios

Pim is on a quest to do things a little bit better every time. As a scrum developer, he has extensive experience with solid coding, patient mentoring and tackling big projects using Domain Driven Design. Pim has worked at Procurios since 2012 and has seen a multitude of fundraising, political party and other clients that all share a common goal: getting the very most out of their software.

Stacey Jenkins

Detective with the Fort Wayne Police Dept

Stacey has over 20 years of Law Enforcement (LEO) and teaching experience as: Homicide Detective, Gang Unit Specialist Detective, Hostage Negotiator, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer, School Resources Officer (SRO), Five years as a Special Agent with the DHS. Stacey is an Adjunct Professor in Psychology, Criminal Profiling, Criminal Behavior, Sociology (Group Dynamics).

Christina Mumm

Agile practitioner

Christina is an experienced Agile practitioner and Project Manager who works with complex development projects and agile transformation processes. She always fights for a holistic mindset, and for the sweet spot between business strategy, technology and people.

Sanja Georgina Stropnik

Questions&Answers

Sanja is a business consultant, change and project management expert, and Art of Hosting practitioner, with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She’s dedicated to supporting small and medium entrepreneurs in adaptation needed for growth.

Peter Taylor

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter is a project management expert and author of the project management bestseller ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance.