Abby Millward

abby millward

The original creator of Chart Minder, devoted knitter, hula hooper, and enthusiastic maker of many things both physical and digital. In real life, I work full-time as a software engineer. Chart Minder is my personal project, powered by my love of knitting and web development in order to bring the world a better knitting life!

Evin O’Riordain

Evin O’Riordain is founder of The Kernel Brewery in Bermondsey. He was previously proprietor of an artisan cheese shop at Borough Market, and before that Neal’s Yard. Photo Credit The Manufacturer.

Diane Mueller


Diane Mueller loves connecting people to technology and has been lucky enough to make a career out of it. Diane has always been a maker even though her head is in the cloud most of the time as Red Hat’s Director of Community Development for OpenShift. When she’s not on the road preaching Open Source and Cloud, she’s at working on creating magical hands-on maker experiences with her new venture, @GetMakered, connecting kids of all ages with new technologies.

Seth Thomas

IMG_20150719_170855Seth Thomas is the CTO of Polycount and a Global Partner Evangelist for Chef. His career started at 17 as a Microsoft Certified Professional and meandered all over – from the helpdesk at the University of Texas, to supporting MMORPGs at Sony and Vigil, to distributed database and configuration management evangelism. He holds a Japanese degree from the University of Texas, largely because they tried to make him learn J2EE. He loves teaching, making coffee, consuming tacos, and football (not the American kind).

Stuart Harrison

pezholioStuart is a software developer, homebrewer, beer blogger and DJ. Starting out as a journalist, he shifted focus and built on his rudimentary programming skills whilst working as a web manager at a local authority. He’s super keen on all things open, and now works at the Open Data Institute helping people innovate with data. As well as opening up all the data, his homebrew recipes are available on Github, and he publishes his beery blog posts under an open licence.

Emily Quinton

emily quinton

Emily Quinton is a writer, photographer and maker. She lives in South London, UK with her four young children and runs the Makelight Studio, where she teaches others to take beautiful images with whatever camera they have and encourages people to lead a creative life.

Alex Fleetwood

Alex-Fleetwood-Sensible-ObjectAlex Fleetwood is a game designer and entrepreneur.

He founded the award-winning game studio Hide & Seek in 2006. Hide & Seek worked with a diverse group of clients from Tate Modern to Nike and built a unique reputation for innovative design. Hide&Seek was named as one of the Top Ten Game Studios of 2013 by Gamasutra.

His new venture ‘Sensible Object’ makes games that bridge physical and digital for design-conscious players. After a year of development, their first game Fabulous Beasts (playfabulousbeasts.com) goes live on Kickstarter on January 26th 2016.

Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers is, in order of priority, the Tea Boy, Developer and CEO of the B2B craft beer delivery service DeskBeers. In a surprising turn of events, Adam loves both craft beer and programming.

David Mytton

David MyttonDavid Mytton is the founder and CEO of Server Density, a London based SaaS systems monitoring startup. David has been programming for 10+ years and built the original version of Server Density (primarily in Python). He has also been involved with the MongoDB community since the early days, having been their first ever customer through Server Density and spoken on topics from Puppet Config Management to the human side of building an ops team.

KellyAnn Fitzpatrick


Dr. KellyAnn Fitzpatrick is Assistant Director of the Writing Center at the University at Albany, where she has taught classes that required her students to work their way through everything from Homer to World of Warcraft. In her spare time she is a Technical Writer at Apprenda, Inc. She loves good beer.


Scott Feinberg

scott feinberg

Scott Feinberg is one of the two founders of PaperCall, working to make the conference + speaker experience better. When not making free conference technology, he’s the API Architect at the New York Times. In his spare time, he can often be found brewing, cooking, or at 35K feet.

Nick O’Leary

Nick O’Leary is an Emerging Technology Specialist at IBM where he gets to do interesting things with interesting technologies and also play with toys.
With a background in pervasive messaging, he is a contributor to the Eclipse Paho project and sits on the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee. He is the creator of Node-RED, an open source tool for wiring the Internet of Things.

Anne Currie


Anne Currie is a co-founder of the Force12.io container project. She’s been an engineer since a very long time before it was fashionable, and she’s done everything from Microsoft Exchange in Seattle during the browser wars to running IT for an international ecomm lingerie retailer.

Liz Rice


Liz Rice, oo-founder of Force12.io, has a wealth of software development & management experience, as well as product strategy, UX and product marketing in digital technology sectors including VOD, TV, music, VoIP and the charity sector. She works in team management and agile methodologies  and still enjoys designing and writing code from time to time.

Adrian Cole


Adrian Cole is an active member of cloud interoperability circles. He is the founder of a few popular open source projects, notably Apache jclouds and Netflix feign. Recently, he’s focused on distributed tracing, particularly in the OpenZipkin project. Adrian works at Pivotal in the Spring Cloud OSS team.



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