Keynote Speakers

Salvatore Sanfilippo

Creator of Redis
Salvatore Sanfilippo

Salvatore started his career in 1997 as a security researcher, writing the hping (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hping) security tool and inventing the Idle Scan. Later he worked on embedded systems, focusing on programming languages research and creating a small footprint Tcl interpreter, which is still in active development. With a colleague, Salvatore created the first two Italian social applications in partnership with Telecom Italia. After this experience, he decided to explore new ways to improve web app development, and ended up writing the first alpha version of Redis and open sourcing it. Since 2009, he has dedicated most of his time to developing Redis open source code.

Over the years, Salvatore has also created a number of other open source projects ranging from software defined radio, to line editing tools, to children development environments. He lives in Sicily, Italy.

Ofer Bengal

Co-Founder & CEO, Redis Labs
Ofer Bengal

Ofer is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led several companies in the areas of data communications, telecommunications, Internet, homeland security and medical devices. Ofer was founder & CEO of RIT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), a provider of sophisticated telecommunications and data communications systems to major world carriers. He began his career as an aerospace engineer in the Israeli Air Force and then built his own aerospace engineering consulting firm. As a hobby, he has also invented, developed and licensed toy concepts to companies such as Milton Bradley, Hasbro and Tomy.

Ofer holds a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in aerospace engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Scott McNealy

Chairman, Wayin
Former CEO, Sun Microsystems
Scott McNealy

Scott McNealy, Co-Founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for 22 years during which he piloted the company from startup to legendary Silicon Valley giant in computing infrastructure, network computing, and open source software. Under his watch, Sun Microsystems employed approximately 235,000 worldwide. Sun was sold to Oracle in 2010 for $7.4 billion.

McNealy is committed to innovation in technology and education and is an outspoken advocate for personal liberty and responsibility, small government, and free-market competition. He is heavily involved in advisory roles for companies that range from startup stage to large corporations. McNealy believes in the philosophy that “Without choice, you have no innovation. Without innovation, you have nothing."

Abby Kearns

Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Abby Kearns

With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. As Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, Abby helms the ecosystem of developers, users and applications running on Cloud Foundry, and works closely with the Board to drive the Foundation’s vision and grow the open source project. Prior to Cloud Foundry Foundation, Abby focused on Pivotal Cloud Foundry as part of the Product Management team at Pivotal. She spent eight years at Verizon where she led Product Management and Product Marketing teams dedicated to the early days of cloud services. In her free time, Abby enjoys indulging in food and wine, and spending time with her husband and son.

Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures at Amazon before web-scale had a name. In 2001, she co-founded Blue Gecko, which was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She has curated teams, been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery and is a program chair emeritus for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON.

Yiftach Shoolman

Co-Founder & CTO, Redis Labs
Yiftach Shoolman

Yiftach is an experienced technologist, having held leadership engineering and product roles in diverse fields from application acceleration, cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS), to broadband networks and metro networks. He was the founder, president and CTO of Crescendo Networks (acquired by F5, NASDAQ:FFIV), the vice president of software development at Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel, NASDAQ: ALU) and part of the founding team at ECI Telecom broadband division, where he served as vice president of software engineering.

Yiftach holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science and has completed studies for Master of Science in Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University.

Joel Spolsky

CEO, Stack Overflow
Joel Spolsky

Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on software development and is known by developers around the world for his website Joel on Software. In 2000, he founded his first company, Fog Creek Software, which creates project management tools for software developers, including Trello, which recently spun out into its own company. Previously, Joel worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he developed an Internet client used by millions. He has written three books, including Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007) and worked as a contributing editor for Inc.magazine. Joel graduated from Yale University with a computer science degree. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper and helped found Kibbutz Hanaton.

Manish Gupta

Chief Marketing Officer, Redis Labs
Manish Gupta

Manish is currently the CMO at Redis Labs where his team is responsible for developer advocacy, product marketing, demand generation, analyst and media relations, and corporate marketing. He has held marketing leadership roles at public corporations such as Apple, National Semiconductor, and Symmetricom. His private company successes include Kabira, the in-memory transaction platform pioneer acquired by Tibco Software. Manish holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and MBA from Santa Clara University.



Session Speakers

Irfan Ahmad

Irfan Ahmad, CEO, CachePhysics
Irfan Ahmad

Irfan Ahmad is the CEO and Cofounder of CachePhysics. Previously, Irfan served as the CTO of CloudPhysics which he cofounded in 2011. Under his leadership, CloudPhysics brought to market and scaled the industry’s first SaaS Virtualized IT Operations Management product. Irfan was at VMware for 9 years, where he was R&D tech lead for the DRS team and co-inventor for flagship products, including Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control. Before VMware, Irfan worked on the Crusoe software microprocessor at Transmeta.

Irfan is an inventor on more than twenty five issued and ten pending patents. Irfan has published at ACM SOCC, USENIX FAST, ATC and IEEE IISWC and has chaired HotStorage, HotCloud and VMware’s R&D Innovation Conference. Irfan serves on steering committees for USENIX HotStorage and HotCloud. Irfan has served on program committees for FAST, MSST, HotCloud and HotStorage among others and as a reviewer for the ACM Transactions on Storage. Irfan earned his pink tie from the University of Waterloo.

Gopal Ashok

Product Manager, Google Cloud
Gopal Ashok

Gopal Ashok is responsible for in-memory databases in Google Cloud. Prior to Google, he worked at VMware and lead the efforts around building private cloud solutions. Gopal also was a member of the SQL Server team at Microsoft and was the lead PM for replication and high availability.

Carlos Baquero

Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
Carlos Baquero

Carlos Baquero is an Assistant Professor and teaches Distributed Systems at Universidade do Minho, Portugal. He is a Senior Researcher at the High Assurance Software Laboratory within INESC TEC. In the 90s, motivated by mobile computing and disconnected operation for file systems, he studied data types with merge operations over semi-lattices, a precursor to state-based CRDTs.

As an academic, he believes on pursuing research that can have a practical impact. His work on causality tracking, scalable bloom filters, and CRDTs made its way into several products and systems, running in production worldwide. Away from computers he enjoys mountain climbing, and scavenging for old mechanical calculators.

Simon Bennett

VP Product, Bitnami
Simon Bennett

Simon is the product lead at Bitnami, a leading provider of solutions for public clouds including Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, AWS and Google Cloud. His passion lies at the intersection of business and technology; making powerful tools available to all. Simon previously held product and engineering leadership positions at various software companies including VMware where he leads the type-2 hypervisor products.

Cihan Biyikoglu

CTO – Incubations, Redis Labs
Cihan Biyikoglu

Prior to Redis Labs, Cihan was Dir. of Product Management at Couchbase, responsible for the Couchbase Server product and was also part of the engineering team in Redmond, WA that launched Azure public cloud platform at Microsoft. He has also delivered a number of versions of SQL Server product suite. Previously Cihan worked on Informix and Illustra database products that were later acquired by IBM.

Erik Brandsberg

CTO, Heimdall Data
Erik Brandsberg

Erik Brandsberg is CTO at Heimdall Data. He specializes in application-networking technologies for web and backend data. Whether it's coding, testing or installing, he has been involved. His diverse experience at Alteon, Citrix, and Juniper Networks gave him a solid understanding of operational complexities in a modern infrastructure, which led to the founding of Heimdall Data.

Cristian Castiblanco

Senior Software Engineer, Scopely

Cristian is a Senior Software Engineer at Scopely, where he designs and builds data-intensive applications to support the analysis of their growing mobile games portfolio. He is passionate about crafting elegant and performant systems. He is an enthusiast and contributor of open source technologies.

Darren Chinen

Senior Director Data & AI, Malwarebytes
Darren Chinen

Darren Chinen is the senior director of data science and AI at Malwarebytes and located in the Silicon Valley. Previously, Darren implemented big data solutions on Hadoop at GoPro and Apple. Living in data for almost 20 years, he cut his teeth as a data engineer on traditional data warehouse technologies and has led EDW transition projects to Hadoop as well as new big data implementations. Darren is a Capricorn. He likes long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and puppies.

Jongyeol Choi

Software Engineer, LINE+ Corporation
Jongyeol Choi

Jongyeol is a software engineer for a messenger server team at LINE, a popular messenger application that is widely used in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. As a matter of fact, he also works on the Redis Unit at LINE. It is a small team that develops an internal Redis client, Redis monitoring system, and maintains many Redis clusters for LINE messaging. Jongyeol is also a Netty contributor and a Lettuce contributor. He wrote a netty-codec-redis module in Netty. He has contributed features and bug fixes to Lettuce which is an asynchronous Java Redis client.

Loris Cro

Loris Cro

Loris lives in Milan, Italy where he studied CS and currently works for 4ward Srl as a full-stack developer. Before that, he worked on a few research projects with the local universities as Data Engineer (NLP, financial data and bioinformatics). His language of choice is Python and his main interest is recommender systems.

Daniel D'Abate

Product Owner of the Platform Team, Etermax
Daniel D'Abate

Daniel is a Systems Engineer driven by one vision: to create new products and services focused on the user experience and enjoyment. Having several years of experience in software development in the video games industry mixed with deep interests in design and product development, he likes to play a wider role in the team.

Kyle Davis

Technical Marketing Manager, Redis Labs
Kyle Davis

Before joining Redis Labs, he worked as an independent full-stack architect and code quality consultant. Kyle has written extensively on Node.js and Redis.

Kyle holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Publishing and Telecommunications from the University of Southern Indiana and a Masters of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

Tim Davis

Professor, Texas A&M University
Tim Davis

Tim Davis is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. His primary scholarly contribution is the creation of widely-used sparse matrix algorithms and software (SuiteSparse.com). His software is relied upon by a vast array of commercial, government lab, and open source applications, including MATLAB (x=A\b when A is sparse), Apple, Mathematica, Google (Street View, Photo Tours, and 3D Earth), Octave, Cadence, MSC NASTRAN, Mentor Graphics, and many more. As an NVIDIA Academic Partner, he is creating a new suite of highly-parallel sparse direct methods that can exploit the high computational throughput of GPUs. He recently created the reference implementation for GraphBLAS, a library for creating graph algorithms in the language of linear algebra on semirings (graphblas.org). He was elected in 2013 as a SIAM Fellow, in 2014 as an ACM Fellow, and in 2016 as an IEEE Fellow. He serves as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. Tim is a Master Consultant to The MathWorks. Work is fun, but for pure fun he creates algorithmic art from music (notesartstudio.com), which has appeared on billboards all across London.

Harish Doddi

CEO, Datatron
Harish Doddi

Harish Doddi is the CEO of Datatron, a ML lifecycle management platform. Prior to Datatron, he worked at places like Lyft, Snap, Twitter handling large volumes of data. He primarily built Lyft Surge pricing ML model in production and also built Snap Stories Infrastructure, which scaled to billions today. He contributed to Apache Cassandra and handled numerous nodes of Hadoop, Cassandra in production. He was involved in the effort to build Blobstore, Twitter’s photo storage from scratch. He graduated from Stanford University with specialization in Systems and Databases.

Martin Dimitrov

Application Engineer, Intel
Martin Dimitrov

Martin is an Application Engineer engaging with Enterprise and Big Data ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and helping them to adopt new Intel technologies and to optimize application performance on Intel platforms. Martin has Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in the area of high-performance and fault-tolerant microarchitecture.

Glenn Edgar

Open Source Developer / Farmer, Lacima Ranch
Glenn Edgar

Retired Embedded Developer. Moved to an avocado farm. Spent last 4 years developing automation for my farm. About 3 years ago, redis played a major role, by accident in my farm automation system. I discovered that Redis could play a major role in the IOT edge devices. Would like to present this use of Redis.

Stefano Fratini

VP Engineering, Siteminder
Stefano Fratini

Stefano is an experienced developer and solution architect that likes to play with Redis to build amazing user experiences.

Jason Frazier

Software Developer, Whitepages, Inc.
Jason Frazier

Jason is a software engineer, part of the data services team, which manages all services that use Redis at Whitepages as its data store. He attended University of Washington.

Chris Fregly

Founder and CTO, PipelineAI

Chris Fregly is Founder and CTO at PipelineAI, a Real-Time Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Startup based in San Francisco.

He is also an Apache Spark Contributor, a Netflix Open Source Committer, founder of the Global Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup, author of the O’Reilly Training and Video Series titled, "High Performance TensorFlow in Production with Kubernetes and GPUs."

Previously, Chris was a Distributed Systems Engineer at Netflix, a Data Solutions Engineer at Databricks, and a Founding Member and Principal Engineer at the IBM Spark Technology Center in San Francisco.

Dan Garfield

Full-Stack Engineer, Codefresh
Dan Garfield

Dan Garfield is a full-stack engineer, Kubernaut, and robotic chicken coop enthusiast.

Marc Gravell

Developer, Stack Overflow
Marc Gravell

Marc has been a remote developer for Stack Overflow since 2010 (and is somehow also still in the top 10 on the "users" board), usually working on the back-end plumbing for tools like SQL Server or Redis, with a keen eye on high performance and scalability with a C# bias. He is the author/co-author of multiple popular .NET libraries such as "StackExchange.Redis", "Dapper" and "Protobuf-net" and an active member of the .NET open source community.

Tague Griffith

Head of Developer Advocacy, Redis Labs
Tague Griffith

Tague Griffith is the Head of Developer Advocacy at Redis Labs. At Redis Labs, he focuses on developer education, community growth, and support for the Redis community. Prior to joining Redis Labs, he worked in infrastructure engineering building several high performant Redis Systems. He holds degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Andi Gutmans

General Manager, Amazon Web Services
Andi Gutmans

Andi Gutmans is a General Manager at Amazon Web Services responsible for services such as Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elastisearch, and Amazon Neptune. Before Amazon, he co-created PHP and co-founded Zend Technologies in 1999. Gutmans served as CEO of Zend Technologies until 2015 when Zend was acquired by Rogue Wave Software. Before being appointed CEO in 2009, he led Zend's R&D including the development of all Zend products and Zend's contributions to the open-source Zend Framework and PHP Development Tools projects. Gutmans served on the board of the Eclipse Foundation from 2005 - 2008 is an emeritus member of the Apache Software Foundation.

Itamar Haber

Technology Evangelist, Redis Labs
Itamar Haber

A self-proclaimed “Redis Geek,” Itamar is the Technology Evangelist at Redis Labs. He is also the former Chief OSS Redis Education Officer, Chief Developer Advocate, and VP Customer Support, evangelizing Redis to thousands of developers.

Daniel Hochman

Platform Engineer, Lyft
Daniel Hochman

Daniel Hochman is a senior platform engineer at Lyft. He's passionate about scaling innovative products and processes to improve quality of life for those inside and outside of the company. During his time at Lyft, he has successfully guided the platform through the explosion of product and organizational growth. He wrote one of the first and highest-throughput microservices and introduced several critical storage technologies. In addition, he implemented several key patterns to make it easy engineering teams to build scalable systems without hindering their ability to deliver new features quickly.

Anna Iskra

Senior Customer Success Manager, Redis Labs
Anna Iskra

Anna is a senior customer success manager at Redis Labs, responsible for some of the largest customers of the company. She is helping customers onboard the the Redis platform, focusing on data availability, scalability and performance. With over 15 years in the software world, from small startups and up to Microsoft-scale environments, Anna has seen it all. She has experience with large enterprises around the world, designing and deploying Redis in the most complex and robust environments.

Ryan Jarvinen

Developer Advocate, Red Hat
Ryan Jarvinen

Ryan Jarvinen is a Developer Advocate and Open Source Evangelist, focused on app development and security in the Kubernetes community and container space. Ryan works remotely from Sacramento, California, as a part of Red Hat's OpenShift team. Ryan is a frequent conference speaker and workshop leader. You can reach em as "RyanJ" on Twitter, github, and IRC.

Sankalp Jonna

Ad Delivery Back end Architect, GreedyGame
Sankalp Jonna

Sankalp is a lead back-end engineer at GreedyGame media, a native ad-network for games. He is responsible for delivery of campaigns at the scale of 200 million monthly. With four years of experience in back-end development, he focuses on building an economical yet scalable modern state of the art ad-network with sophisticated targeting rules and an image processing pipeline. In the process of achieving this goal, Redis has played a major role and through this talk, we hope to give back to the Redis community.

Leena Joshi

VP Product Marketing, Redis Labs
Leena Joshi

Leena has spent over fifteen years in the high tech industry in a variety of product marketing and product management roles. Most recently, she spent five years leading the Splunk solutions marketing team for IT operations, application management and application development. Prior to Splunk, she led product marketing for VMware’s flagship product VMware vSphere. She has also held product management and business operations roles at VMware, Intel and Accenture. Leena has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer technology from VJTI (the University of Mumbai), and a post-graduate degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.

Carlos Justiniano

Chief Software Architect, Flywheel Sports
Carlos Justiniano

Veteran software developer, world record holder, author, and photographer. Currently Chief Architect at Flywheel Sports - NYC. Founder and Organizer of the NYC JavaScript @ Flatiron group. Founder and core committer on the Hydra open source project for building Distributed Applications such as Microservices. Formally Head of Engineering at Estate Assist, Vp. of Engineer and Tech Founder at inSparq. Founded and advised numerous start-ups. Prior: Director of Software Development at iPayment.

Vick Kelkar

Principal Product Manager, Redis Labs
Vick Kelkar

15+ years of experience in IT industry. Product management. Product manager focusing on developing and integrating container-based solutions and participating in container eco-systems.

Ajay Kemparaj

Sr Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
Ajay Kemparaj

Ajay works as Senior Computer Scientist, His experiences are building highly scalable distributed systems, His recent experience has been building an Events platform for Adobe, delivering millions of events for customers, His past experiences involved building an API Platform.

Eiti Kimura

Architect, Movile
Eiti Kimura

Eiti Kimura is an IT coordinator and architect of distributed and high-performance platforms at Movile Brazil. Eiti has over 16 years of experience working with software development. He is an enthusiast of open technologies-he was an Apache Cassandra MVP from 2014 to 2015-and has vast experience with backend systems for carrier billing services, sending bulk text messages (SMS), and user action tracking. Eiti holds a master's degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in software engineering.

Sripathi Krishnan

CTO, HashedIn
Sripathi Krishnan

Sripathi is the CTO at HashedIn Technologies, a consulting and product development shop based in India. HashedIn provides consulting and training to both Redis open source and Redis enterprise customers. Sripathi is also the primary author of Redis-RDB-Tools, and has been a fairly regular contributor to redis related questions on Stackoverflow.

Varun Kumar

Principal Architect, Whitepages, Inc.
Varun Kumar

Varun is the Principal Architect at Whitepages. Varun previously worked at Yahoo, various teams in Amazon including AWS RDS, helped an early stage startup with a successful merger, and lead architecture at Experticity. He specializes in data store design, big data analytics, Elasticsearch, Spark/SparkML pipeline and high throughput system design. He is a strong advocate of simple and frugal architecture.

Khalid Lafi

Software Engineer, Misk Innovation Lab
Khalid Lafi

Khalid is part of an industrial R&D lab, where he focuses on distributed systems. Before that he worked for multiple Internet companies, where he helped A1:AC75 and build mission-critical systems.

Cedric Lamoriniere

Software Developer, Amadeus
Cedric Lamoriniere

Cedric Lamoriniere is a software developer at Amadeus working on our internal PaaS Amadeus Cloud Services based on OpenShift/Kubernetes. Cedric specializes on distributed application development.

Roland Lee

Head of Products, HeimdallData
Roland Lee

Roland brings over 20 years of product development experience in the application-networking industry. Roland started as a development engineer of network switching products, and moved to head up product management teams at Cisco Systems, Citrix and Riverbed. He has managed products lines up to $650M in annual revenue. He is passionate about creating world-class teams and building businesses that provide solutions, which solve customer problems. Roland holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Cal Poly and an MBA from Columbia University.

Adam Lev-Libfeld

Chief Architect, Tamar Technological Solutions
Adam Lev-Libfeld

Adam is the chief engineer of Tamar Labs, a scale-up consultancy based in Tel-Aviv, and the author of NullTerminator.org, a blog about our conceptions, coding habits and how they influence the systems we build. He started working in the field of High-Performance Computing in 2006 as a researcher in HUJI's MOSIX lab and was later enlisted to a major state-owned research center where he helped build and operate one of Israel's biggest supercomputer clusters.

Roi Lipman

Software Engineer, Redis Labs
Roi Lipman

As a software engineer at Redis Labs, Roi leads the development of a distributed graph database that’s powered by GPGPU parallel algorithms. Prior to joining Redis Labs, Roi worked on a distributed video streaming platform. In his free time, he enjoys working on 3D graphic and spent time with his young family.

Ryan Luecke

Senior Software Engineer, Box, Inc.
Ryan Luecke

Ryan Luecke is a software engineer at Box. His experience includes application security, optimizing upload+download performance, and high performance distributed key/value systems. As a member of the Caching Team at Box, he helps build reliable, scalable key/value systems for engineers to build new capabilities and experiences for Box.

Kurt Mackey

Co-Founder, Fly.io
Kurt Mackey

Kurt ran tech for Ars Technica for eight years, then left to build compose.io (MongoHQ). Sold to IBM. Now co-founder at Fly.io, an application delivery network.

David Maier

Performance Architect, Redis Labs
David Maier

David is creative Software Engineer and a skilled Consultant with experiences in software project management, for both product development and customer projects. Furthermore, he has a strong database background by being specialized on NoSQL database systems. David is currently working for Redis Labs as a Technical Field Enablement Manager by being responsible for the onboarding of customers and technical field resources.

Ben Malec

Principal Engineer, Paylocity
Ben Malec

Ben Malec is a Principal Engineer at Paylocity and has been on a quest for high-performing software since his first days writing 6502 assembler on the Apple II. Over the past 26 years, Ben has worked in Consulting, Healthcare, Retail, and Commercial Nuclear Power industries. Mr. Malec holds a BSME degree from Michigan Technological University.

Balaji Mariyappan

Solutions Engineer, RCI
Balaji Mariyappan

Balaji has 18 years of IT experience in various domains like hospitality, finance, and supply chain. He is passionate about open source technology, web architecture and is also an artist.

Esteban Masoero

Technical Owner of the Platform team, Etermax
Esteban Masoero

Esteban is a Systems Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the field, working as a Software Developer and as Project Manager / ScrumMaster. This experience allowed him to develop both soft and hard skills, which he considers mandatory for proper team working these days. He has broad experience in object-oriented programming, mainly in Java but also in other languages as Javascript or Ruby. He has worked with many RDBMs, and has also been working with no-SQL databases. He would love to move to the functional programming world, especially with Scala.

Danni Moiseyev

Software Engineer, Redis Labs
Danni Moiseyev

Danni Moiseyev is a Software Engineer with Redis Labs where he leads the development of a time-series Redis module as well as working on Redis Enterprise. Prior to joining Redis Labs, Danni worked on a ground breaking cyber security technology, a Behavioral Firewall and served in an elite unit in the Israeli Defense Forces.

Tom Mooney

Software Architect, Learning.com

Tom is a Software Architect at Learning.com, an award-winning provider of educational content. He has recently led an effort to move away from a legacy, monolithic web application toward an event-driven, distributed microservices based architecture where Redis plays a major role as an event bus and persistent event store. He looks forward to sharing knowledge and lessons learned in using Redis as an integral part of an event-driven, distributed system.

Jim Nelson

Cluster Operations Engineer, Internet Archive
Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson is a Cluster Operations Engineer at the Internet Archive. He's worked in the industry since 1989 developing Web, desktop, and client-server software. He lives in San Francisco.

Dmitry Polyakovsky

Software Developer, Zumobi
Dmitry Polyakovsky

Dmitry Polyakovsky is an experienced Software Developer and DevOps engineer. He has used Redis for over 7 years as cache, queue, and DB to store/search volatile data. Dmitry also has extensive experience with various RDBMSs and NoSQL DBs. He loves Redis because it's a great tool to effectively scale software systems.

Vivek Rajput

Devops Engineer, RCI
Vivek Rajput

Vivek has 7 years of IT experience. Currently, he is working as a development operations engineer and is passionate about exploring new technologies.

Srinivasan Rangarajan

Head of Product Engineering, Mad Street Den
Srinivasan Rangarajan

Srini is a FOSS Enthusiast and a python programmer who has helped multiple startups create highly scalable and reliable products. Currently, he heads the Product Engineering team at Mad Street Den, a Computer Vision and AI startup, where he has built an enterprise suite of products to automate the retail domain.

Alvin Richards

Chief Education Officer, RedisLabs
Alvin Richards

Alvin has held various executive roles, most recently as the field chief technology officer at MariaDB, vice president of product at Aerospike and engineering lead at MongoDB. He has worked with SasS startups, enterprise storage (NetApp) and byte-code virtualization and containers (Docker). Alvin’s early experience as a software engineer at Oracle provided a springboard for his career success building and leading engineering teams across the globe. Alvin holds a computer science degree from Thames Valley University and a Bachelor of Arts in photography from Nottingham Trent University, both in Great Britain.

Matt Rickard

Software Engineer, Google
Matt Rickard

Matt Rickard is a software engineer working on containers at Google. He’s the maintainer of many open source projects, including Minikube, Skaffold, Distroless, Container-Diff, and more. His focus has recently been on the Kubernetes Developer Experience and cloud-native development tools.

Andy Rudoff

Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Andy Rudoff

Andy Rudoff is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation, focusing on Non-Volatile Memory programming. He is a contributor to the SNIA NVM Programming Technical Work Group and author of the Persistent Memory Developer Kit hosted at www.pmem.io. His more than 30 years industry experience includes design and development work in operating systems, file systems, networking, and fault management at companies large and small, including Sun Microsystems and VMware. Andy has taught various Operating Systems classes over the years and is a co-author of the popular UNIX Network Programming text book.

Luciano Sabenca

Sr Software Developer, Movile
Luciano Sabenca

Luciano is a Software Engineer at Movile for more than 5 years and works as a developer and architect of distributed systems. His main interest areas are Computer Theory, Machine Learning, and Distributed System. Luciano has a BS degree with praise in Computer Science from the University of Campinas.

Eran Sandler

Co-Founder & CTO, AppSharp
Eran Sandler

Eran's is the CTO of AppSharp LLC - a small bootstrapped company helping small and micro businesses online. Eran has been in the tech industry since he was 16 and the main connectivity was dial-up modems. He has worked in startups for a long and has extensive knowledge in the cloud, in debugging and in creating bugs.

Hardeep Sangha

Sr. Staff Software Engineer, ThermoFisher Scientific
Hardeep Sangha

Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering. Masters in Software Engineering. Extensive experience building scientific applications. Applications range from embedded, desktop-based, to AWS hosted, from single user to thousands of users.

Nathaniel T. Schutta

Software Architect, Pivotal
Nate Schutta

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and building usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written multiple books and appeared in various videos. Nate is a seasoned speaker regularly presenting at conferences worldwide, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, meetups, universities, and user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. Driven to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Uri Shachar

Cluster Group Manager, Redis Labs

Uri Shachar leads the cluster group at Redis Labs—Responsible for the technology behinds hundreds of clusters worldwide on top of various public & private cloud infrastructure (From AWS, Azure & GCP to Kubernetes, PCF & bare metal), many terabytes of data & hundreds of millions of requests a second. An 18 year veteran of the software industry, his experience includes computer-aided manufacturing, network performance optimization, data leakage prevention, web & application security and a wide variety of systems built on distributed, high-scale infrastructure.

Matthew Smillie

Software Engineer, Slack
Matthew Smillie

Matthew is a software engineer and Unix aficionado with the Infrastructure group at Slack.

Ramon Snir

Founding Engineer, Dynamic Yield

Ramon is one of founding engineers of Dynamic Yield and he led the adoption of Redis in the organization. Redis, in various running modes, is an integral part of Dynamic Yield's data architecture and is complementing our many other data stores.

Karthi Thyagarajan

Solution Architect, Google Cloud
Karthi Thyagarajan

Karthi Thyagarajan is a Solutions Architect at Google Cloud focusing on data and analytics. Karthi was at AWS before coming to Google where he had a similar role and has spent many years working as a hands-on developer building large scale systems.

Aditya Vaidya

Senior Software Dev Engineer, Oath Inc
Aditya Vaidya

Senior Backend Engineer with experience in scalable platforms.

Vijay Vangapandu

Software Architect, eHarmony
Vijay Vangapandu

Vijay Vangapandu is a Software Architect at eHarmony, the leading dating and relationship service provider in the United States. Vijay has 14 years of experience in building reliable, scalable, low latency and high traffic user-facing websites. He is part of eHarmony's platform team, where his responsibilities include designing scalable services. Most recently he led the efforts to migrate eHarmony's monolithic web application to a microservices-based architecture.

Dvir Volk

Senior Architect, Redis Labs
Dvir Volk

Dvir is a veteran engineer, entrepreneur, open source advocate and even a former newspaper editor. He began his tech career developing his own massively scalable web search engine which is now integrated into many of Israel’s top websites. He later went on to co-found the social networking start-up ILCU, and served as Director of Engineering at Giraffic, a P2P video distribution provider. In his last role as Chief Architect at mobile start-up EverythingMe, Dvir designed the company’s entire infrastructure around Redis, becoming one of the earliest members and active evangelists of the Redis community.

Heather Wade

VP of Engineering, Whitepages, Inc.
Heather Wade

Wade oversees Whitepages’ engineering team. She most recently served as Director of Engineering at TUNE, and has held senior product development and software engineering roles at Intego, Online Rewards, Townsquare Media and Touchstone Group Associates.

Jiaqi Wang

Senior Software Engineer, Redfin
Jiaqi Wang

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in CS and EE from the University of Washington, Jiaqi joined Redfin in 2013 as a full stack engineer, building software to redefine the modern real estate experience. Today, she's focused on features that help homeowners better understand their home value and track activity in their neighborhood. She has extensive experience working with AWS, Kafka, and React.js.

Leo Wei

Tech Lead / Solution Architect, Siteminder
Leo Wei

Solution architect and hands-on developer with 20+ years of experience working with high-performance systems in the banking and IoT space, between China and Australia. From backend (Java, C++) to frontend (Ng2, Vue.js, React).

Jesse Willett

Principal Architect, ProsperWorks, Inc.
Jesse Willett

Jesse is a Software Architect focusing on infrastructure at Prosperworks, Inc., the #1 CRM for Google. Jesse has been working with software for 34 years, online services for 18 years, large distributed systems for 8 years, and Redis for 4 years.

Jean Winget

Owner/Analyst, Wgdesign
Jean Winget

Wgdesign is a project developed by Jean Winget-Gibson to accelerate technology transfer to areas that are not technology advanced through United Nations project #2668.