Pia Mancini

Pia Mancini is an open source sustainer and cofounder of Open Collective, a platform that enables open source projects to receive funding as a collective through virtual association.

She has worked in politics in Argentina and is chair of the Democracy Earth Foundation, which develops technology for democracy.


Alvaro Videla

He works as a Lead Architect at Migros in Switzerland. Before he was a Senior Software Engineer at Apple, and previously was a Core Developer for RabbitMQ.

Before moving to Europe he used to work in Shanghai where he helped building one of Germany’s biggest dating websites.


Dan Abramov

Dan co-created Redux, React Hot Loader, and Create React App. These days he is helping make React better at Facebook.

Pavithra Kodmad

Pavithra is a UI Developer at Atlassian. She earlier worked on the website for Flipkart in India. JavaScript kick started her career as a UI developer and she is still in love with it.

She is a newbie Open Source contributor, has worked for betterment of women in JavaScript.


Maaret Pyhäjärvi

Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a software professional with testing emphasis. She identifies as an empirical technologist, a tester and a programmer, a catalyst for improvement and a speaker. Her day job is working with a software product development team as a hands-on testing specialist with focus on exploratory testing.


Johannes Schickling

Johannes Schickling is the co-founder of Graphcool which is a developer platform for serverless GraphQL backends. He is one of the organizers of the GraphQL-Europe conference and runs projects like How to GraphQL, GraphQL Weekly and the GraphQL Radio podcast.