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Kohsuke Kawaguchi
Chief Technology Officer, Cloudbees

Kohsuke is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He is often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a continuous delivery platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. The principles behind the Jenkins community – extensibility, inclusiveness, low barriers to participation – have been the keys to its success. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees’ strategy as a company. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.

James Strachan
Distinguished Engineer, Cloudbees

James Strachan is the creator of Groovy, and Apache Camel. James is also the creator of the open source project, Jenkins X which helps developers automate CI/CD for cloud native applications and help them go faster.

Christie Wilson
Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure, Google

Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google, currently leading the knative build-pipeline project. Over the past ten years she has worked in the mobile, financial and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she led a team of software developers to build load testing tools for AAA video game titles, and founded the Vancouver chapter of PyLadies. In her spare time she influences company culture through cat pictures.

James Rawlings
Co-Creator of Jenkins X & Coder, CloudBees

James Rawlings is a co-creator of the open source project Jenkins X and works for CloudBees, where he aims to help developers and teams move to the cloud.James is passionate about automation and continuous improvement, always looking for new ways to help productivity or provide a better developer experience.

Carlos Sanchez
Principal Software Engineer, CloudBees

Carlos Sanchez specializes in software automation, from build tools to continuous delivery. Involved in open source for more than ten years, he is the author of the Jenkins Kubernetes plugin and a member of the Apache Software Foundation amongst other open source groups. Carlos has contributed several projects, such as Jenkins, Apache Maven and Puppet.

Henryk Konsek
Chief Architect, Capsilon DMS

Henryk is an architect and a technical consultant. Currently he works as
a Chief Architect for Capsilon DMS (https://capsilon.com) and specializes in adoption of cloud technologies. Henryk is a big fan of AWS, DevOps, CI/CD, Jenkins and the Spring ecosystem. You can find him on Twitter at @hekonsek.

Mandy Hubbard
Software Engineer/QA Architect, ShipEngine

Mandy Hubbard has almost 20 years of professional QA experience, most of which has been spent in fast-paced startup environments driving product quality. She is passionate about ensuring quality through process improvements, test automation, following CI/CD best practices and all things DevOps. She is currently a Software Engineer/QA Architect at [ShipEngine](https://www.shipengine.com) – the #1 shipping API.

Vincent Behar
Go Developer, Dailymotion

Vincent has been using Jenkins since 2007 and Kubernetes since 2015. He built the new CI/CD pipelines for Dailymotion’s adtech platform, using Jenkins X on GKE.

Christine Yen
CTO/Co-founder, Honeycomb

Christine Yen is a co-founder of Honeycomb, a startup with a new approach to observability and debugging systems with data. Christine has built systems and products at companies large and small and likes to have her fingers in as many pies as possible. Previously, she built Parse’s analytics product (and leveraged Facebook’s data systems to expand it) and wrote software at a few now-defunct startups.

Arun Gupta
Principal Technologist, Amazon Web Services

Arun Gupta is a Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He has built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team. Gupta has authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for four years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. An author of several books on technology, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, and a Docker Captain, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

Justin Ryan
Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

Justin Ryan started writing code on a Commodore 64 and hasn’t stopped since then. As part of Netflix’s Edge Engineering, he works on some of the most critical services at Netflix, specifically focusing on user and device authentication. Years of building developer tools has given him a healthy set of opinions on developer productivity.

Matthew Labrasseur
Vice President, IT, Simplified Telephony Solutions Inc.

Bio: (Coming soon)