Jessica Rose is a technologist working to further access to
technical education and meaningful work in the tech industry.
She's helping build connected learning experiences as a technical
manager at FutureLearn. She's founded the Open Code meetup series,
co-founded Trans*Code and hosts the Pursuit Podcast.
“I work on React at Facebook. I like building things, making things better,
and collaborating via open source. I spend too much time thinking about React,
but when I'm not, I like to travel, watch movies, and occasionally swim.
Oh, and I'm shockingly good at karaoke.”
Prosper Otemuyiwa is an avid Open Source Advocate, Performance Expert,
Trainer and a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. He is a full
stack software engineer who has worked on biometric, health and developer
Prosper enjoys working with developers and teams across the globe,
improving web application performance and building developer communities
across Africa. He is the Director of Evangelism at forLoop Africa.
Kylie Stewart is a software engineer at Formidable Labs and
an enthusiastic advocate for women in technology.
Prior to developing, she sold electric cars in Washington, DC.
When she isn't behind a screen, Kylie spends her time co-organizing
Girl Develop It events in Phoenix, AZ, and hiking the southwest with
her dog, Otis. You can learn more about her here:
Pranay is a Computer Science student at UIUC. He interned at Facebook last
year working with the GraphQL Team on Relay, and is an Intern at ZEIT this
year. He loves Open Source and is likely best known for his work on CSS
Peek, a VSCode extension that lets you peek into a matching CSS definition
from an HTML file.
“My name is Thomas Fischer. I am a Computer Science student at UIUC. I
previously interned at CoreOS (YCombinator S13) and Jump Trading, LLC. I am
a generalist. I love both systems programming and JS. A few years ago, I
wrote simpletcp, which is a Python package with 100+ stars on GitHub.”
Simon Willison works as an engineering director at Eventbrite. Prior to
Eventbrite he was CEO and co-founder of Lanyrd, and before that he worked
as a software architect and data journalist at the Guardian newspaper in
He is a co-creator of the Django web framework and more recently
is the creator of Datasette, a tool for easily publishing interesting data
as an online database and JSON API. In his spare time he collects niche
museums and roadside attractions.
Jackie Luo is a software engineer at Square, where she focuses on front-end. She
last worked at a startup called Nylas, where she worked on projects like N1,
the open-source, extensible email client built on Electron and React.
The Framework Project, an interview series with people thinking about tech and
its impact on society. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photographing,
writing, event planning, and tweeting.
Francesca Guiducci is a software engineer, a tech conference goer, and a tea
drinker. She used to focus exclusively on building services and pipelines,
but has recently branched out and embraced the fact that the world is not
written all in Java. She’s part of the “slaying the Monolith” movement at
Trulia, and contributes by bringing GraphQL into the picture.
She holds a
Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Ferrara, Italy.
Since moving to San Francisco, she has been on a quest to try out all the
Italian restaurants in the Bay Area and find the very best.
Scott Tolinski is the creator of Level Up Tutorials where he has created
thousands of free and premium web development tutorials. Scott also is the
co-host of the popular web development podcast Syntax.
In his free time
Scott is a dedicated Bboy (breakdancer) & enjoys pushing himself
athletically through dance, working out and snowboarding. He also enjoys
green tea and Shaw Brothers Kung Fu movies.
“I'm pursuing working on open source and Babel full time, trying to fund
myself through Patreon and Babel's Open Collective.
I previously was
Babel half time. My other hobbies are playing ping pong, board games, and
Mario Kart. I'm interested in how open source intersects with everything else.”
San Francisco based senior software engineer who was the first engineering
hire at Eaze. With an obsession of bringing native experiences and
performance to the mobile web, he recently lead a project rewriting eaze.com
into a Next.js app. Jack can almost always be found in front of his laptop
trying to push a few more lines of code or trying to rewrite something in
about that. Oh and btw, I'm about to introduce even more into your
toolchain... :3 Why do I love config files so much? Who hurt me? Does my
love of config files get in the way of my ability to connect to people,
like deep down, truly *connect*...What was the question again?”