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Our Speakers

We are excited to announce about our selection out of the many high quality CFP proposals we received. The decision wasn’t easy, and yet, we believe that our selection reflects our desire to focus on the edge. Our coming conference for 2021 will include small sessions of 30 minutes each, delivered by the following speakers.

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Riaz Virani
Riaz Virani is one of the cofounders of Hybrid Hero, a platform of tools for hybrid work teams. While Ruby is his original love, the exciting developments in JavaScript always beckon his curiosity. Riaz is also an avid movie and history buff. You can read more of his musings at riazv.me.
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Karan Balkar

Karan Balkar is a mobile application developer primarily working on Android since the past 5 years. He has also worked on Augmented reality / Virtual reality based mobile applications and is passionate about exploring new innovative technologies.

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Javier Luraschi
Javier is the founder of Hal9 Inc, a Seattle based company focused on making Artificial Intelligence more accessible. Previously, Javier worked in RStudio building AI tools for the R community, he is the author of the O’Reilly book Mastering Spark with R, and a former Microsoft Research engineer where he helped build large scale Deep Neural Networks.
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Nikos Vasileiou
Nikos is Head of Engineering at Transifex, a localization management company. He has been into web development, management and agile coaching roles during the past decade. React and NodeJS are his favorite stack. He loves building exciting new products and services, or contributing to open source on his free time.
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Andrew Desmarais
Andy Desmarais is a father of 4 who aims to constantly be learning and growing with the ever evolving web platform. He has over 15 years of experience with web development and has grown his skills with the web platform along the way. An avid outdoorsman he enjoys spending time hiking, climbing, and just being outside!
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Martin Alvarez Espinar

Martin, Engineer in Computer Science, joined Huawei in September 2020, focusing on Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and AIOTI. In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spanish Chapter. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility.

Luca Mezzalira
Luca Mezzalira

Luca is a Principal Solutions Architect at AWS, an international speaker and an author. Over the past 18 years, he’s mastered software architectures from frontend to the cloud, providing the right solution for the context.

Matteo Frana
Matteo Frana
Matteo is the co-founder and lead front-end developer at React Bricks. He lives in Bergamo, Italy and he is a father of 2. He started programming when he was 10 on a IBM 8088 and developed his first website in 1996 when he was 17. He loves React, writing songs and trying to understand what happens in the quantum world.
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Zain Sajjad
Bio: Zain has been in software development for around a decade now. His favorite tools for building scalable apps are JavaScript, Node.js, React, and React Native. He is working as lead & architect on products spanning from Mobile apps, ML, AI & IoT arenas.
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Haim Michael

Haim Michael has started coding when he was 8 years old. During the years 2001 – 2007 Haim lead the development of more than 200 applications and games for mobile telephones, together with their complementary server-side applications. Haim focuses on programming languages, and his rich knowledge and experiences span over more than 25 years. Haim is a PHP Zend Certified Engineer, OMG-Certified UML Professional, Certified Java Professional, and a Certified Java EE Web Components Developer. In addition, Haim Michael holds an MBA (cum-laude) from Tel-Aviv University.

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Richard Plotkin
Dr. Richard Plotkin is a software architect at UnitedHealth. Richard has more than 25 years of software expertise spanning many sectors, including healthcare, finance (Morgan Stanley), and entertainment (Warner Bros.) Richard earned his Ph.D. in mathematical music theory, and the mathematical side of his personality definitely comes out in his code. Richard is also a father of two, and a musical theatre composer in the Tony-award-winning BMI Workshop.
Motti Bechhofer
Motti Bechhofer

Motti served as a software developer in the Israeli Air Force, developing post-flight debriefing & training software. Before joining Aspecto, Motti worked in multiple startups and was responsible for building and scaling their infrastructure. Among them, was a Lead Software Engineer at Chorus. Currently, Motti is a software developer at Aspecto, a distributed tracing platform.

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