React Week '19
Speakers

Coming from all around the world our hand picked line up of speakers will deliver advanced topics aimed at experienced software engineers.

Meltem Kilic

Meltem Kilic

About Meltem

Meltem is a software developer at Rangle. Passionate about supporting women in STEM, Meltem mentors at Bridge School, skilling up and supporting women, agender, and non-binary professionals in software development. Not only does she loves to nerd out on linguistics, she fluently speaks 3 languages and in her spare time, can be found dancing at a live show in Toronto.

Nir Kaufman

Nir Kaufman

About Nir

Google Developer Expert in web technologies, public speaker and trainer, tech community activist (ReactNYC). Author of books about front-end development, and the founder of the "Frontend Band", the first open-source rock n’ roll band! Principal Frontend consultant at 500Tech, a front-end consultancy in NYC.

Naomi Meyer

Naomi Meyer

About Naomi

Naomi currently works as a Software Development Engineer at Adobe in New York City, where she is the product champion for internationalization on her team. Before writing JavaScript full time, Naomi taught English as a foreign language in local classrooms across Asia and West Africa. She is passionate about developing software with diversity, inclusion, and internationalization in mind and enjoys hiking and riding bikes on the weekends.

Erin Depew

Erin Depew

About Erin

Erin Depew is a senior software developer, ex-designer, and full-time jack-of-all-trades currently working at Spotify. You can find her at the intersection of engineering and art, where she enjoys building interesting and occasionally useful things for the internet.

Dustin Myers

Dustin Myers

About Dustin

React Instructor at Lambda School by day and a photographer by night. Dustin loves the intersection of education and technology that his current position brings. He has worked on many projects and is constantly trying to find ways to help others learn and grow through his experience and knowledge.

Rajat Kumar

Rajat Kumar

About Rajat

Rajat is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix and is passionate about building products. He has been involved in several engineering challenges at Netflix, including Conditional Runtime Bundler called Codex, Netflix’s NodeJS PaaS called NodeQuark. He also maintains and is a core contributor to Restify

Elizabeth Funk

Elizabeth Funk

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Funk is a software engineer for Medium in their New York City office. She enjoys building interactive UX components that delight users. She also is a Director at Women Who Code NYC and is active in the React and JavaScript communities in NYC. When she’s not coding, she’s spending time with her 13-year old caique parrot Donut.

Suyash Chopra

Suyash Chopra

About Suyash

Suyash is an Associate Software Engineer at Priceline.com where he builds products that impact and help humans to make traveling better. He loves to hack solutions which solve and sometimes create bigger problems. He has worked on many projects and is currently exploring the intersection of React and Data Science.

Steve Dalonzo

Steve Dalonzo

About Steve

Steve Dalonzo started at Priceline.com last July, where he leads the UX Platform Team. He enjoys challenging problems, like platform upgrades, application performance, and establishing patterns. Additionally, he takes pride in improving developer experience for his peers. Outside of work, he’s busy preparing for this birth of his first daughter.

Aucher Serr

Aucher Serr

About Aucher

Aucher is a design technologist interested in how to make data more accessible and beautiful. Her education includes a BA in Cognitive Science and Philosophy (from UC Berkeley), and an MS in Data Visualization (from Parsons School of Design). She draws on her background to develop intuitive and information-rich displays that can communicate complex phenomena simply.

Karan Thakkar

Karan Thakkar

About Karan

Karan works as a Mobile Engineer at Skyscanner, building the React Native infrastructure enabling other teams within the org to use it. Previously, he lead the Web team at Crowdfire.

Anna Doubková

Anna Doubková

About Anna

Anna is a React (Native) and JS dev focusing on all kinds of quirks and edge-cases of the technologies we use daily. Currently working at Hive, she does full-stack development to deliver a great end to end solution focused on user experience. Huge fan of FP, react and serverless. She's a frequent speaker, runs workshops, and likes contributing to the community.

Drew Wyatt

Drew Wyatt

About Drew

Drew works on the Digital team at Peloton, where he helps stream fitness classes to thousands of members. He’s a typed language enthusiast, Texas native, and obsessive automator.

Stephen Kalmakis

Stephen Kalmakis

About Stephen

Stephen is a product engineer at Oscar Health, where he manages the growth engineering teams. As one of the first engineers, he has helped lead adoption of React, establish Anatomy and the React-based design system.

Kaleb McKelvey

Kaleb McKelvey

About Kaleb

Since middle school I had the mission to become a Software Engineer. I graduated college and immediately was part of GE Healthcare's IT Leadership program. I became an alumni and tech lead on our manufacturing web application that provided real time metrics for TAKT on the shop floors. Recently, I decided to move to NYC for personal reasons and continue my journey with Northwestern Mutual!

Kasia Jastrzebska

Kasia Jastrzebska

About Kasia

Frontend developer at Twill with over 6 years of experience around various frameworks and libs knowledge in my basket (such as React+Redux, Polymer, Ember, Backbone). Always eager to go deeper ;D Frontend Dev by day and by night. Secret (or not) CSS lover. Mother of four (2 kids, cat and horse - in random order).

Chen Feldman

Chen Feldman

About Chen

Chen has been a software developer for over 12 years and he's currently a fullstack freelancer. He worked with over 10 clients in the past year using ReactJS and React Native (including migrating a company from Angular to React). In the last year he founded and is currently hosting one of the most popular podcast in Israel and produced over 20 episodes about React, Node.js, Deep Learning and Kubernetes to name a few. He really enjoys giving lectures and to make complex technical subjects accessible to all.

Daniel Zen

Daniel Zen

About Daniel

Daniel Zen has been designing software and teaching software development for over three decades. A Computer Science Engineering graduate of MIT, Daniel has taught at NYU, The New School, and for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He spoke at SXSW & numerous conferences worldwide. A former consultant to Google and Pivotal Labs, Zen now works at zen.digital, a Consulting & Training company focused on Agile methodologies & web technologies.

Vincent Abruzzo

Vincent Abruzzo

About Vincent

Vincent is a Senior Software Engineer at First Look Media where he plays with React, Relay, GraphQL, Node, and Clojure. His past selves include an academic philosopher teaching logic, ethics, and existentialism (he loves teaching!), and a Marine building classified defense messaging networks overseas. He likes to swim, bike, & run long distances and tries to avoid screens as much as possible when not at the office. He is currently learning how to make Synthpop music.

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