DEVCON5 : In Progress

Speaker List


Acision

Peter Dunkley
Peter Dunkley
Technical Director
Peter is Technical Director at Acision. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. After graduation Peter worked on a PSTN switch developing signalling stacks for SS7, ISDN and similar protocols and creating advanced routing and service applications. Since 2005 he has worked mainly with SIP first leading a team developing a PSTN gateway and then managing the development of a SIP Application Server. Peter joined Crocodile RCS in September 2010 and has made numerous contributions to the Kamailio open source SIP Router project (particularly in the areas of presence, WebSocket, MSRP, and SIP Outbound) since then. Peter is one of the authors of the MSRP over WebSocket draft (draft-pd-dispatch-msrp-websocket) and is a contributor to several open-source projects.
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Adobe

Paul Trani
Paul Trani
Adobe Developer Evangelist
As Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe, Paul is passionate about training and empowering designers and developers to create award-winning interactive content for the web and mobile devices.Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at Lynda.com and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV, Creative Cloud Learn, as well as his own site www.paultrani.com.Prior to joining Adobe, Paul spent 15 years as an interactive designer, trainer and author in Denver Colorado, where he calls home. But to find out his real whereabouts follow him on Twitter: @paultrani
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Adobe

Terry Ryan
Terry Ryan
Worldwide Developer Evangelist
Terry Ryan is a Worldwide Developer Evangelist for Adobe. The job basically entails helping developers using Adobe technologies to be successful. His focus is on web and mobile technologies including expertise in both Flash and HTML. Previous to that, he spent a decade working in various technical roles at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Terry is also the author of Driving Technical Change, a Pragmatic Bookshelf title. Its about convincing reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and ideas.

He blogs at http://terrenceryan.com/blog and is tpryan on Twitter.
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Amazon

John Percival
John Percival
Manager of Design Technology
John Percival is an established creative director and technologist who resides in the Philadelphia area. He specializes in digital media production, multi-screen development, interactive design, and video creation/delivery. He currently keeps busy in the digital advertising space, working for many Fortune 500 clients and leading agencies solving complex problems with emerging technology. John has been in the digital space for nearly a decade, has led teams big and small, and has a strong background in audio and video production as well as motion graphics. John is an industry speaker, technical author, and member of the IAB’s various working groups.
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AOL

Cory Hudson
Cory Hudson
Creative Director
Cory has both a designer and developer background and currently fills the role of Senior Creative Director at AOL where he heads up a large team of interactive designers and front-end developers who are entirely focused on building cross-platform, multi-screen digital advertising experiences. Currently his main area of concentration is the exploration and usage of open web technologies for developing rich, animated, interactive, and immersive “Flash-like” experiences that perform consistently and flawlessly across all targeted platforms, browsers and devices. Cory has also served as chair of the IABs HTML5 digital advertising initiative, where he has led a group of industry experts that are focused on vetting out common development approaches that can be standardized and scaled in the near future. This group of experts has worked tirelessly over the course of the past year in order to document and publish the first ever HTML5 best practices and guidelines for digital advertising. Cory was awarded an IAB Service Excellence Award for his leadership of this initiative which has helped the billion dollar, digital advertising industry move closer towards the widespread adoption of open web technologies.
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appendTo

Ralph Whitbeck
Ralph Whitbeck
VP of Training
Ralph Whitbeck is a front-end web developer with over 19 years experience in web development including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript with a focus in jQuery. Ralph also has experience in developing web strategies, usability testing, working with ASP.NET and SQL Server. Ralph is a co-author of O’Reilly’s, jQuery Cookbook. Ralph is a board member on the jQuery Foundation, a member of the jQuery Mobile team doing developer relations, and the former co-host of the Official jQuery Podcast. Ralph currently works at appendTo as the Vice President of Training.
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ARM

Matt Spencer
Matt Spencer
UI and Browser Marketing Manager, Media Processing Division
Matt is a technologist and innovator at heart, working for 15 years on embedded platforms in every manner of language from assembler through to JavaScript. He recently made the move to the ‘dark side’ (Marketing), for which he hopes he hasn’t lost the respect of his technical peers and, more importantly, where he hopes to help educate and bring like-minded engineers together with the goal of making embedded systems rock.
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Brightcove

Matthew McClure
Matthew McClure
Developer Evangelist
Matt is a developer and a developer evangelist within Brightcoves Zencoder business who travels the country helping people do video better. Zencoder is the performance leader in cloud video transcoding, and contributes heavily to Video.JS, one of the first open source HTML5 video players. Matt holds a bachelors degree in business administration with a management information systems concentration from the University of Georgia.
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Daly Realism

Leonard Daly
Leonard Daly
President
Leonard Daly is a speaker; co-author of “X3D: Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors”; andPresident of Daly Realism, a consulting firm specializing in web applications and graphicalinformation systems integration. He has presented at five SIGGRAPH and Web3D Conferenceson various X3D and HTML topics. His current work is guiding the development of the nextgeneration of integrated-3D/HTML players. He has won several awards for his innovative workin information projects at The Aerospace Corporation and Web3D Consortium. At the Web3DConsortium, he is chair of the X3D Working Group and sites of the Board of Directors. He hasjust completed a 2-year term as Chair of Los Angeles Profession Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. Mr.Daly holds a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College.
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Divide

Andy Zmolek
Andy Zmolek
Director of Technology Partnerships
Andy leads technology partner development for the Divide ecosystem at Google-funded startup Divide, formerly Enterproid. Blending a product development background in unified communications, security and mobility with a direct IT operational experience, his focus on mobile identity and multi-persona mobility solutions for smartphones and tablets is informed by real-world deployment experience within leading global technology firms. Previously, Andy was responsible for technology and business development of enterprise mobility solutions with best-of-breed partners while developing dual-persona strategies for LG Electronics in conjunction with early technology partners in that space.
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DreamFactory Software

Bill Appleton
Bill Appleton
CEO
Bill Appleton is the CEO of DreamFactory Software. DreamFactory provides an open source REST services platform with JSON objects for HTML5 developers working on mobile applications. Bill is a leading expert on the client-side use of cloud services and the development of rich media authoring tools. He has designed and written approximately three dozen professional software publications including the first rich media authoring tool World Builder, the ground breaking multimedia programming language SuperCard, the number one best-selling CD-ROM Titanic: Adventure out of Time, the DreamFactory Player for consuming cloud services, the first Salesforce.com AppExchange application DreamTeam, and the first third party enterprise applications for Intuit WorkPlace, Cisco Webex Connect, and Microsoft Windows Azure. He previously served as President of the CD-ROM publishing company CyberFlix, and has worked closely with Disney, Paramount, Viacom and Bandai to build creative vehicles for content development. Many leading computer publications and mainstream magazines have featured Bill’s work, including People Magazine, Newsweek, and US News and World Report.
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Electronic Arts

Sumit Amar
Sumit Amar
Director of Engineering
Sumit works at Electronic Arts as a Director of Engineering in Digital Platform team and leads the cloud implementation and automation. Before coming to EA, he spent 9 years in Microsoft as developer/architect/manager, optimizing several Microsoft products for performance and usability, including adCenter (now Bing Ads), Bing Shopping, Microsoft.com, Dynamics ERP, and Cloud TV (Mediaroom). He has worked in Microsoft Redmond, Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Silicon Valley campuses. He received his MBA in IT and Systems in 2002 and is currently working on his dissertation for PhD in Computer Information Systems.
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Exhilent

Joey Janisheck
Joey Janisheck
Founder
Joey began his love with computing when he got a Commodore Vic-20 (complete with audio cassette data recorder) as a child. He works as a front-end developer and senior user experience lead delivering interface design and open source software integration to his clients. Over the past 17 years, Joey has worked for startups in Austin, Dallas, Boston, San Antonio and New York City, and excels in bridging the gap between a business stakeholders vision and the development it takes to make that idea real.
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frog

Jesse Cravens
Jesse Cravens
Principal Web Engineer
Jesse is a Sr. Software Engineer at frog in Austin, focusing on rich internet applications, the mobile web, and HTML5. His first book, HTML5 Hacks: An exploration into the most exciting technologies for the modern web, is in pre sales through OReilly Media. He previously held Sr. Software and Technical Management positions at USAA, where he was responsible for providing technical leadership in the planning, designing, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of USAAs industry leading iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and mobile web applications for USAAs 8 million members worldwide. Prior to that, Jesse was a JavaScript Lead for numerous enterprise rich internet application projects that included investor dashboards and enterprise portals, and has done web work for Disney, The Kentucky Derby, Jackson Browne, CSNY, and actress Angie Ruiz.
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HackMiami / Information Security Services

Alex Heid
Alex Heid
President
Alexander Heid is a security researcher, board member of HackMiami, and co-chair of South Florida OWASP. Heid has worked within the defense and financial industries providing information security consultation services.
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Independent Security Evaluators

Ted Harrington
Ted Harrington
Executive Partner
Ted Harrington drives thought leadership initiatives for ISE, the Baltimore-based cyber-threat mitigation and solutionsentity widely recognized for its groundbreaking research and enterprise consulting practice. Harrington has incubated apowerful research division within ISE, making it one of the few companies to execute technology security evaluationwhile simultaneously forwarding the state of the art in new attacks and attack defenses. Harrington has championedISEs involvement in the research community as a means to help the ISE team anticipate threats to clients assets,and to provide cutting-edge modern mitigation strategies, all while providing meaningful advances to the security communitythat benefit all.A strong believer in industry activism, Harrington is a heavily involved leader with organizations such as Media & EntertainmentServices Alliance (Advisory Board Member), the University of Southern California Entertainment TechnologyCenter (Cloud Security Committee), and Content Delivery & Security Association (Standards Steering Committee).Harrington holds a bachelors degree in Psychology from Georgetown University, which he applies to drive ISE’s proprietarythreat modeling. Where many security experts are satisfied with understanding the attack, Harrington advocatesprogressive modeling by understanding the attacker. A strong grasp of the adversarial methodology determines themost effective security mitigations.
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ISE

Justin JD Nir
Justin JD Nir
Associate Security Consultant
Justin JD Nir is an Associate Security Consultant at ISE. He has previously held positions as a Software Engineer and a Robotics Engineer, but now enjoys breaking into programs rather than writing them. JD earned degrees in Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland where in his spare time he enjoys rock climbing and the Magic: the Gathering trading card game.
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JWPlayer

Pablo Schklowsky
Pablo Schklowsky
Technical Lead
Pablo Schklowsky is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience building scalable front- and back-end web technologies. Pablo serves as the lead technical architect for JW Player, the worlds most popular Flash and HTML5 video player. Over the past several years, Pablo has led the effort to migrate the player from a Flash-only architecture to a hybrid HTML5 and Flash solution, which leverages browser technologies to deliver high performance as well as ease of use.
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LA.NET

Hattan Shobokshi
Hattan Shobokshi
Senior Software Engineer - Consultant Vice President
Hattan Shobokshi is a Senior Software Engineer, Community Contributor, technical speaker, & Microsoft MVP. Hattan is responsible for developing applications on a variety of platforms including web, desktop and mobile devices. He is passionate about delivering scalable applications that adhere to industry best practices. Hattan is experienced in JavaScript, ASP NET MVC, NodeJS & other web technologies.Hattan is Vice President of the Los Angeles .NET user group as well as a member of the organizing committee for SoCal Code Camp. He regularly presents at local user groups and code camps. Hattan is also one of the organizers of JavaScript Saturday Los Angeles.
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Microsoft

Doris Chen
Doris Chen
HTML5 Technology Evangelist
Doris is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Winodws 8, Ajax, and Java).Doris has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide, published widely at numerous international conferences and user groups including HTML5 Dev Conference, O’Reilly, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works very closely to create and foster the open source community around Java, NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems.Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. She loves to travel and she has visited 48 countries (out of 872) so far. In her spare time, she also enjoys music, movies and museums.
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Mitek Systems

Michael Strange
Michael Strange
Chief Technology Officer
Michael Strange serves as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading the technological advancements of Mitek’s mobile imaging software solutions and finding new markets for the technology to serve both the banked and underbanked industry segments.Prior to joining Mitek Systems, Mr. Strange was CTO of Green Dot Corporation, a provider of retail-based prepaid products to a broad base of U.S. consumers. In this role, he led the architecture planning and strategy functions, resulting in a reusable platform to serve the large underserved market known as the underbanked, including launching the company’s mobile program.Mr. Strange has also served as director at Neudesic, where he led numerous practices and projects, including systems architecture, product development, business intelligence, data warehousing, and CRM implementations. Before that he was senior vice president at William O’Neil + Company, where he led enterprise architecture, product configuration, and data management modernization.Mike Strange holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).\
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MongoDB, Inc.

Brandon Black
Brandon Black
Software Engineer, Developer Advocate
Brandon Black is a San Francisco, CA based software engineer and developer advocate at MongoDB Inc. He is an avid open-source software contributor, a long time Rubyist and a core maintainer for the MongoDB Ruby driver. Brandon is passionate about giving back to the community and focusing on the needs of developers. Past roles include Facebook, MeLLmo where he worked on a the server back-end for a leading mobile business intelligence platform and MySpace where he had a lead role on the developer platform team.
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Montage JS

Ryan Paul
Ryan Paul
Developer Relations
Ryan Paul manages developer relations for the MontageJS project. Ryan is a Linux enthusiast, an open source software developer, and the original creator of the Ubuntu Linux distribution’s built-in social networking framework. He is also open source editor emeritus at Ars Technica, where he writes articles about Linux and software development.
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MontageJS

Fabrice Robinet
Fabrice Robinet
Engineering Manager
Fabrice Robinet works for MontageJS on HTML5 technologies. Fabrice is also the COLLADA Working Group Chair at Khronos and lead for glTF (graphics library Transmission Format).From assembly language (and without GPU) to WebGL, Fabrice has worked on 3D technologies for over 20 years.More recently, Fabrice has worked on integrating 3D content with HTML pages. Prior to joining the Montage team, Fabrice worked as an engineer at Apple where he contributed to the Scene Kit framework.
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Mozilla Labs

Bill Walker
Bill Walker
Senior Manager
Bill Walker is a Senior Manager at Mozilla. While working at Apples research division, Xerox PARC, Reactivity, and Cisco, he became passionate about software process, automated testing, and helping prototypes turn into products. At Mozilla he manages teams working on PDF.js, Partner Engineering and Cross-platform Apps. Bill holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Nickelodeon

Nate Altschul
Nate Altschul
Director of Game Development
Nate Altschul is currently the Director of Game Development at Nickelodeon, where he is responsible for the development of 100+ games annually across a variety of platforms. A game industry veteran, he has been developing casual games, multiplayer games (MMO), and virtual worlds for over 15 years. His award-winning work spans past clients that include Nike, Leapfrog, MLB, Neopets, PBS, Wrigley, and Discovery Channel. And games developed at Nickelodeon games (such as, PetPet Park and Nicktropolis) won 4 Webby Awards and 2 Parents’ Choice Awards. He currently has 2 patents pending for game-related inventions. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he has lived in New York City since 2004, where he founded the HTML5 Games Group and the Cross-Platform Games Group.
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Radware

Kent Alstad
Kent Alstad
Director of Acceleration Technologies
Kent is the Director of Acceleration Technologies at Radware in Vancouver, Canada. Before working at Radware Kent has been instrumental in authoring all of Strangeloop’s pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, which he sold to Discovery Software in 2001.In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. ”Port View”, an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as ”Best Administrative System” at the 1996
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Relevens

Terry Ribb
Terry Ribb
CMO
Terry Ribb is co-founder of the Relevance Project, a research initiative to help companies prepare for Mobile 3.0.And she is CMO of Relevens, a venture that is launching the first Customer Relevance Platform for mobile commerce. Previously with Deloitte Consulting, she led an innovation team to study the impact of the Internet on next generation consumers, and served as a keynote speaker at universities, conferences, and Fortune 500 companies on the future of Virtual Life. As a Marketing Leader, Terry has spent 15 years helping companies and ventures leverage the Internet to create new markets, to develop online communities, and to improve the relevance of brand relationships.Most recently, she has worked with clients in travel, entertainment, and social media.
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SAP, Inc.

Jonathan Baker
Jonathan Baker
Director, Developer Relations
Jonathan Baker is a Director in the Developer Relations group at SAP. As a development and technology evangelist, he promotes and explains how SAP software works in both the mobility and database areas. Jonathan presents regularly on SAP HANA and the SAP Mobility Platforms, as well as on general technology trends in mobility and big data. Jonathan has been working for over 18 years in high technology and development. He has taught classes at Johns Hopkins University, guest lectured at Stanford University, as well as lecturing and teaching seminars at numerous client sites worldwide. He brings deep technical knowledge into focus and clearly articulates all aspects of the topics he presents. Jonathan has traveled all over the world presenting technology sessions to a range of audiences, including SAP TechEd, the IDF Developers Forum, JavaOne, and GlueCON, as well as presenting to the US Military Joint Operations Development Forum, and at various worldwide partner events.
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Scandit

Christopher Pezza
Christopher Pezza
Junior Marketing Manager
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Spindle

Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Michael Stevens joined Spindle in early 2013 as part of the company’s acquisition of MeNetwork. In this capacity, he oversees the creation of mobile marketing services that are designed to work in conjunction with Spindle’s powerful POS solutions. Mike was a founder of MeNetwork, and prior to that, maintained a thriving career in advertising for close to 20 years, where he was responsible for award-winning creative projects using digital, broadcast, print, and out-of-home media. His client list includes top-tier brands such as Apple, Porsche, McDonalds, Air France, Comcast and Vail Resorts. His passion for mobile technology and deep experience in marketing services led to the creation of MeNetwork in 2009.
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TiVo

Margret Schmidt
Margret Schmidt
Chief Design Officer, VP of Design & Engineering
Margret Schmidt is TiVos Chief Design Officer, and Vice President of Design & Engineering. She is responsible for the design and development of all domestic and international TiVo products, including DVR and set-top box software, mobile and web apps, and the TiVo Service. Margret has been with TiVo since 2001.Margret holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. She has a 2006 Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television, and was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable (Top Women in CableTech list) in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by CableFAX Magazine. She is a 2013 YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Honoree, and one of Silicon Valley Business Journals Women of Influence 2013. Margret is an invited speaker on design culture & process, and TV user experience. You can follow her at @tivodesign.
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Learn it all at DevCon5

  • HTML5’s capabilities, limitations and future potential
  • How HTML5 can improve user experiences without Flash
  • The impact of HTML5 beyond just video
  • How to balance user demands with simplicity and power
  • How to create delightful and sustainable user experiences with HTML5
  • The impact of HTML5's universal experience on unique devices
  • Gaming’s impact on HTML5
  • How to develop a mobile web strategy based on HTML5
  • HTML5’s impact on acquisition strategies
  • How to enable browser security
  • Who will win the browser wars



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