Creator of Redis
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.
Co-Founder & CEO, Redis Labs
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.
Former CEO, Sun Microsystems
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."
Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
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.
Co-Founder & CTO, Redis Labs
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.
CEO, Stack Overflow
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.
Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
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.
VP of Product Management, Redis Labs
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.
CTO, Heimdall Data
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.
Senior Director Data & AI, Malwarebytes
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.
Software Engineer,LINE+ Corporation
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 lives in Milan, Italy where he studied CS and currently works for 4ward Srl as a fullstack 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.
Technical Marketing Manager, Redis Labs
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.
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.
Data Developer, Vinelab
Kinane is a NoSQL advocate and a co-organiser of the Graph Databases Meetup - Beirut (https://www.meetup.com/Graph-Databases-Beirut), keen on sharing his experience with the opens source community. Collaborator on multiple projects related to OGMs and messaging queues. Interested in data modeling, machine learning and analytics. Currently the data owner at Vinelab.
Open Source Developer / Farmer, Lacima Ranch
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.
VP Engineering, Siteminder
Stefano is an experienced developer and solution architect that likes to play with Redis to build amazing user experiences.
Software Developer, Whitepages, Inc.
Jason is a software engineer apart of the data services team, which manages all services that use Redis as its data store. Attended University of Washington.
Passionate about teams and technology, Gonzalo has been working at Etermax since the beginning of his career. Redis was the best tool to cope with the success of Trivia Crack, an app that went from 1,000 to 25,000,000 users per day in a few months. He will share his experience working with both Redis open source and then RedisLabs and how ROF helped decrease infrastructure costs almost 70%.
Full-Stack Engineer, Codefresh
Dan Garfield is a full-stack engineer, Kubernaut, and robotic chicken coop enthusiast.
Kubernetes Tech Lead, Bitnami
Seb has been working on Kubernetes since June 2014, he is the author/co-author of the O'Reilly Docker cookbook and the Kubernetes cookbook. With many years of experience teaching computer science he stills enjoys teaching people Kubernetes and getting them off the ground and on their container journey. Currently he works at Bitnami where he oversees all things Kubernetes, he prototyped Kubeless, the Kubernetes native serverless framework and other community tools like kompose and Cabin. In 2008 he was selected for the first round of Astronaut selection by ESA but sadly is still stuck on earth.
Developer, Stack Overflow
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.
Head of Developer Advocacy, Redis Labs
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.
Technology Evangelist, Redis Labs
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.
Platform Engineer, Lyft
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.
Developer Advocate, Red Hat
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.
Ad Delivery Back end Architect, GreedyGame
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.
VP Product Marketing, Redis Labs
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.
Chief Software Architect, Flywheel Sports
Principal Product Manager, Redis Labs
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.
Sr Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems
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 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.
Senior Product Manager, RedisLabs
Kirk is a database enthusiast and practiced operations guy who bring twenty years experience to the Redis Labs' product team. Most recently, Kirk worked at Couchbase where he was responsible for working with customers gather requirements and create NoSQL database architectures and educating customers about the benefits of NoSQL, among other tasks. Prior to that, he worked for Nokia and other companies as a Database and Application Administrator specializing in Oracle DB, MongoDB, and MySQL.
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.
Principal Architect, Whitepages, Inc.
Varun is a Software Architect with a demonstrated history of working with big enterprise as well as startup in several tech and business verticals. Skilled in Databases, Big Data Analytics, Spark, Java, and enterprise software design. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) focused in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology.
Software Engineer, Misk Innovation Lab
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.
Software Developer, Amadeus
Cedric Lamoriniere is a software developer at Amadeus working on our internal PaaS Amadeus Cloud Services based on OpenShift/Kubernetes. Cedric specialises on distributed application development.
Head of Products, HeimdallData
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 heading 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.
Chief Architect, Tamar Technological Solutions
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 centre where he helped build and operate one of Israel's biggest supercomputer clusters.
Software Engineer, Redis Labs
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.
Senior Software Engineer, Box, Inc.
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 ran tech for Ars Technica for eight years, then left to build compose.io (MongoHQ). Sold to IBM. Now cofounder at Fly.io, an application delivery network.
VP Product Management, Redis Labs
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.
Principal Engineer, Paylocity
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.
Solutions Engineer, RCI
Balaji has 18 years of IT experience on various domains like hospitality, finance and supply chain. He is passionate about open source technology, web architecture and is also an artist.
Technical Owner of the Platform team, Etermax
Software Engineer, Redis Labs
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.
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.
Cluster Operations Engineer, Internet Archive
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.
Devops Engineer, RCI
Software Developer, Zumobi
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.
Devops Engineer, RCI
I am having 7 years of experience into IT. Presently I am working as a Devops Engineer at RCI. I am passionate about new technologies and love exploring them.
Head of Product Engineering, Mad Street Den
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.
Chief Education Officer, RedisLabs
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.
Sr Software Developer, Movile
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 by University of Campinas.
Co-Founder & CTO, AppSharp
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.
Sr. Staff Software Engineer, ThermoFisher Scientific
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.
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. A 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.
Software Engineer, Slack
Matthew is a software engineer and Unix aficionado with the Infrastructure group at Slack.
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.
Bill Sommers has a broad background in computer systems administration and software engineering. Presently, he specializes in cloud-native architecture and modernizing traditional architectures with a container and microservices architectures. One of his current projects is modernizing legacy web infrastructure using NGINX, PHP, Redis. He is leading technical efforts in his team building high capacity, high performance, composable infrastructure stacks using Docker, Rancher, Kuberenetes.
Senior Software Dev Engineer, Oath Inc
Senior Backend Engineer with experience in scalable platforms.
Software Architect, eHarmony
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.
Chief Technology Officer, Oogway
Piyush Verma is a Platform and Infrastructure consultant. He is an ex-KDE developer and created Siminars.com. He likes Multiprocessing, Distributed systems, APIs and automating everything. When not coding he can be found cycling around the town.
Senior Architect, Redis Labs
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.
VP of Engineering, Whitepages, Inc.
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.
Senior Software Engineer, Redfin
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.
Tech Lead / Solution Architect, Siteminder
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).
Principal Architect, ProsperWorks, Inc.
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.
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.
Staff Software Engineer, Slack, Inc.
A software engineer and Unix aficionado with the Infrastructure group at Slack.