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He also co-organizes Developer Circles Lagos from Facebook, Open-Source Community Africa, and other communities empowering Africa and the world with Technology.
Gift co-founded Data Community Africa, where he leads and nurtures the community. He also serves as a Community and Content Support Advocate at Iterativeai, where he actively amplifies the community through product feedback, influential newsletters, and other form of content.
Gift's dedication to empowering Africans in AI is evident in his facilitation of the African Data Community Newsletter and his organization of the MLOps Community in Lagos.
They are currently focused on making backend web development in Rust more accessible to all developers. You can find them roaming around GitHub and various Discord servers, answering questions and spreading kindness.
Edidiong has given over 100+ talks at tech events worldwide and continues to play a significant role in building developer communities in Africa. She is a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer and Open Source contributor.
When she's not doing anything tech-related, she travels across the world, takes beautiful pictures, and analyzes movies.
He has authored various open-source dev tools millions of developers use worldwide, like his Shades of Purple code-theme or the corona-cli. Awais contributed code to NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter mission. “What an awesome example for developers,” said Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft — featuring Awais’s contribution to NASA & corona-cli. He's a recognized open-source community leader as one of the 12 featured GitHub Stars.
He also hates and is allergic to cats, but has a 10-year-old daughter who loves cats, so he has 2 cats.
I'm a film nerd who loves to travel, enjoys spicy food, and brews her own beer.
As the host of the "All About APIs" podcast and the API Hangout, I dive deep into the world of APIs, sharing insights and fostering connections in the developer community.
I'm also a course instructor for the API Platform Engineering Fundamentals program, where I empower the next generation of platform engineering teams with essential skills.
With over 10 years of experience crafting innovative digital solutions, I've honed my skills as an expert communicator, advocating for technology that drives positive change!
A .NET developer and Microsoft MVP, Emma spends her free time open water swimming, playing video games with her children and walking the in Danish Countryside with her rescue dog.
DeveloperSteve has worked closely with developer communities as a Tech Evangelist and Advocate to develop and nurture the healthy developer and start-up culture that continues to flourish. With a passion for sharing knowledge DeveloperSteve is an established international speaker and loves geeking out with people everywhere.
As a Tech Evangelist and Advocate he has represented and worked with global companies such as Snyk, IBM, PayPal, Braintree, Xero, Telstra, Nginx, Gitlab and more.
Jayson has spent 20 years in software development building tools and systems at respected companies across different industries such as The MathWorks, DreamWorks Animation, Rackspace, and General Electric.
He is passionate about advocacy and outreach as a means to inform product and technology roadmaps by giving customers a voice, and looks at ways to apply technology strategically to increase business results.
In his spare time he enjoys all forms of cycling and building things.
With 20 years in the Software Development industry, Stephen has served as an executive technologist, consultant, and entrepreneur in several organizations.
Stephen applies deep technical knowledge and business acumen to accelerate software development. As an avid fan of wearables and the decentralized internet, he frequently collaborates with businesses and developers in the community.
An experienced leader who drives technology adoption at an accelerated rate. Placing customer first values whilst establishing a robust collaborative partnership to deliver exceptional all round customer experience. More details https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-gonsalves-61b3019/
Aside from software development, he is also dedicated to training: former Spring Certified instructor, he delivers the JavaSpecialists Master courses for advanced Java topics in Spain.
Active member in the Java community, @MadridJUG co-organizer, regular speaker and has been involved in organizing conferences like the first 2 editions of Codemotion Spain or Lambda World in Cadiz -Spain-
David is a JavaChampion since January 2020.
Originally from Southern California and a long-time resident of New York City, Ben now resides near Tel Aviv.
Eventually, his passion for graph database structures led him to building a Developer Relations team at TigerGraph spending most of his time building communities, educational resources, relations with developers, and contributing to open sources projects.
Jon is also the founder of the Futurist Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to become future STEM leaders of tomorrow.
Horovits is an avid advocate of open source and communities. An organizer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation local chapter in Tel-Aviv, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, a blogger and a public speaker.
Working as the principal developer advocate at Logz.io, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.
She has spoken at over 30 international conferences including KubeCon China, DevConf.cz, FOSSBackstage, FOSDEM and many more. She is a member of the organizing committee for Kubernetes Community Day Africa (KCD. With a focus on advocating for open source, Cloud native, DevOps, Documentation, community management and DEI best practices, Anita is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities.
She also runs everythingtechnicalwriting.com, where she publishes content to help new tech content creators level up.
Today as the Developer Advocate at GitGuardian, Mackenzie is able to share his passion for code security with developers and works closely with research teams to show how malicious actors discover and exploit vulnerabilities in code.
Carsten primarily focuses on the early stages of the developer journey, and strives to support developers with everything they need to successfully adopt a solution. He has experience with different solution types, including mobile, infrastructure, streaming, fintech and blockchain.
When I'm not helping developers, IT teams, and analysts solve their data problems, you'll find me at home with my wife and children reading books, playing with LEGOs, or watching them swim. Otherwise, you can find me at a table playing board games or at my desk painting miniatures.
In parallel, Frank is helping drive the creation of the API Workflows Specification (under OpenAPI Initiative’s umbrella), which aims to improve human understanding of how to consume APIs to achieve business goals.
Prior to joining SmartBear, his most recent roles have been focused on API-led Digital Transformations and architecture modernization within multi-national enterprises to improve business outcomes and developer experiences.
Carrying industrial experience in key technical software development and management roles, since 1992. Working in leading global companies in the Hi-Tech industry, serving in parallel as a staff member in the Computer Science School at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, since 1998.
He is also the founder of python-engineer.com, a website that provides Python tutorials for beginners and experts, and he's known for his YouTube channel which features tutorials and discussions on software development and AI.
More than 500 talks in 5 years with daily updates on IoT case studies and technical information. Named the AWS IoT Hero in 2020.
At a Linux server manifacture in Japan in 2000, I was in charge of network infrastructure and lead of e-commerce business, and since 2015 I has been in charge of leading IoT solutions. Collaborating with mega-cloud vendors and using sub-Giga/BLE involved in pioneering IoT implementations in the industry, such as building IoT systems.
Specialties: DevOps and Agile transformation, Software Quality Assurance (SQA), ERP/CRM system tuning and testing, Test automation.
Jeremy enjoys teaching through his popular tech blog and YouTube channel as well as contributing to open source as a .NET Foundation Member, and DevOps Institute Ambassador.
I aim to explain to people that technical docs is more than writing boring content. It's actually a fun and diverse skill you can master.
E.g., learn how to tweak your documentation search to provide better results using Algolia, dive into content analytics/user flows with Google Analytics, or design the optimal developer learning journey.
My value? I deeply understand the DevRel space, especially technical docs, docs tooling, and DevExperience. Also, I've worked in DevRel for four years (and 3y in software engineering).
He serves as a Developer Advocate, where he develops innovative products for mobile developers and advocates for the Mobile DevOps platform. In addition to his primary role, Moataz is an AWS Community Builder.
With extensive experience in technical content and documentation writing, I have consistently delivered high-quality content that meets the needs of both
technical and non-technical audiences.
As a software engineer with over 7 years of experience, I have a proven track-record of successfully developing and managing client-centric web applications.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, drinking tea and chasing after her young son.
She is proficient in uplifting the goals of a community to establish connections, share knowledge, driving community engagement internally and externally. She is also contributes to the field of Developer Relations, Advocacy and Dev education!
Vanshika wants to empower and enlighten people on themes around Open Source, Diversity and Inclusion, Community-scale up and management, Women in STEM. She is working at Tech Startup(s) and sharing experiences around the same too!
He has a passion for technology, going from Machine Learning to Virtual/Augmented Reality, as well as 3D modelling.
Software Developer, Technical Lead, Trainer, Customer Success Manager, Developer Evangelist, Developer Community Advocate are some of the roles she has embraced in the last decade.
She is originally from Lusaka, Zambia but currently based in Lund, Sweden. She believes in the power of diversity in tech making her passionate about helping more women get into tech. Before becoming a developer, Gertrude worked in marketing and communications this background and transition has affirmed her belief that we are all capable of being whatever we want to be if we put our mind to it.
In her spare time, she enjoys learning about innovative technologies, reading, yoga and podcasting.
He is currently a Developer Advocate at solo.io and works to engage and advocate for network engineers looking to move into the world of DevOps.
In his spare-time he runs the non- profit- organization DotNetDevs.at, which goal is to spread knowledge and experience about the usage of .NET technologies in Austria.