Who will speak at the Scalability Summit

We're just beginning to announce the speakers. We have 70+ more to go. We'll be adding more speakers every few days.

Preetha Appan (Austin) @preethaa

Preetha Appan is a software engineer on the Nomad team at HashiCorp, most recently working on scheduler internals. Previously, she worked on various Consul features toward Consul 1.0 at HashiCorp and was an early engineer at Indeed.com, where she built distributed systems for search and recommendations from the ground up.
Preetha will present the following Distributed Systems session: Who guards the guardians? Designing for resilience in cluster orchestrators.

Zack Bloom (SFBay) @zackbloom

Zack Bloom (Linkedin) is the Director of Product for Product Strategy at Cloudflare. He was the co-founder of Eager, a company acquired by Cloudflare in 2016. He is the author of the JavaScript used in open-source libraries which total more than fifty-thousand stars on GitHub, are included in Twitter Bootstrap, and are used on over a million websites.
Zack will present the following Serverless session: Isolate Computing

Donovan Brown (Houston) @donovanbrown

Donovan Brown aka The Man in the Black Shirt is a principal DevOps manager on Microsoft's cloud developer advocacy team. Developer tools are his thing. Donovan has traveled the globe helping companies in the US, Canada, India, Germany, and the UK develop solutions using Agile practices, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server in industries such as communications, healthcare, energy, and financial services. Previously, Donovan spent seven years as a process consultant and a certified Scrum Master. Donovan’s an avid programmer, often finding ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities, one of which is professional air hockey, where he has ranked as high as 11th in the world.
Donovan will present the following Leadership session: Enterprise transformation (and you can too).

Amanda Moran (SF Bay) @AmandaDataStax

Amanda Moran is a Developer Advocate at DataStax. Her passion is bridging the gap between customers and engineering! Amanda graduated from Santa Clara University in 2012 with a Master’s in Computer Science, she also has a Bachelor’s of Science In Biology from the University of Washington. She is based in the Bay Area and has worked for HP, Lockheed Martin, Teradata, and an Apache Trafodion startup Esgyn. Amanda is an Apache Committer and member of the PMC for Apache Trafodion. She has worked on customer poc’s, executive demos, distributed database cloud deployments, python coding, data science workshops, conferences, linux/hadoop administration, and scripting — a little bit of everything! In her spare time, she loves running, hanging out with her dog, and finding reasons to go to Disneyland.
Amanda will present the following Distributed Data session: Data Modeling in the 24th and ½ Century with Apache Cassandra

Chris McCraw (Portland) @fool

Chris McCraw is Head of Support at Netlify, where he brings the customer point of view into the engineering (and marketing, and sales, and finance) workflow. He's been leading Support teams for 7 years since "graduating" from a 20 year career in DevOps, and has set a high bar for his teams in working with Engineering of all types. From developing emergency communication playbooks to spearheading QA and the lifecycle of a bugfix, his work in this career is always about "bringing customer feedback out of the helpdesk to where it is usable by the rest of the company". When he's not working to build scalable and effective Support organizations, he likes to volunteer, ride his bike all over the country (longest ride so far: Austin to Anchorage in 70 days), play board games, and eat Tex-Mex.
Chris will present the following session: How to Scale your Customer Experience

Alex Rasmussen (Los Angeles) @alexras

Alex Rasmussen is a data engineering consultant at Bits On Disk. Previously, he was VP of Engineering at Freenome, an AI genomics company, and an early employee at Trifacta, a pioneer in the data wrangling space. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California San Diego, where his dissertation focused on highly-efficient large scale data processing systems. While at UCSD, he led the TritonSort project, which set several world records in large scale sorting.
Alex will present the following Distributed Data session: Schema Evolution Patterns

Ory Segal (Israel) @orysegal

Ory Segal is a world-renowned expert in application security, with 20 years of experience in the field. Ory is the CTO and co-founder of
PureSec, a start-up that enables organizations to build and maintain secure and reliable serverless applications. Prior to PureSec, Ory was Sr. Director of Threat Research at Akamai, were he led a team of top web security & big data researchers. Prior to Akamai, Ory worked at IBM as the Security Products Architect and Product Manager for the market leading application security solution IBM Security AppScan. Ory authored 20 patents in the field of application security, static analysis, dynamic analysis, threat reputation systems, etc. Ory is serving as an officer of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), he is a member of the W3C WebAppSec working group, and was an OWASP Israel board member.
Ory will present the following Serverless session: Serverless Security: Attackers & Defenders

Seth Vargo (Pittsburgh) @sethvargo

Seth Vargo (Linkedin) is a developer advocate at Google. Previously, he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and a few Pittsburgh-based startups. He is co-author of the O'Reilly book Learning Chef. Seth is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. When he is not writing, working on open source, teaching, or speaking at conferences, Seth enjoys spending time with his friends and advising nonprofits. He loves all things bacon.
Seth will present the following Secure Systems session: Base64 is not encryption - a better story for Kubernetes Secrets

Heidi Waterhouse (Minneapolis) @wiredferret

Heidi Waterhouse (Linkedin / Medium) is a developer advocate with LaunchDarkly. She delights in working at the intersection of usability, risk reduction, and cutting-edge technology. One of her favorite hobbies is talking to developers about things they already knew but had never thought of that way before. She sews all her conference dresses so that she’s sure there is a pocket for the mic.
Ory will present the following Resilient Systems session: Everything is a Little Bit Broken ~or~ The Illusion of Control