2019 Speakers



Adam Pasternack

Senior Software Engineer - Bold Penguin
Adam Pasternack is a life-long adventurer who is insatiably curious. He enjoys making ideas into re...

Andrew May

Little Fluffy Clouds
Cloud Solutions Lead and Senior Solutions Architect at Leading EDJE. Holder of a variety of AWS cert...

Barbara Kerr

Product Systems Analyst, Fuse by Cardinal Health
Barbara Kerr has worked in IT for more than 30 years in every capacity except for a technical resour...

Ben Burgett

Product Strategy & Design @ IGS
Ben Burgett is a Product Manager at IGS Energy, where his passion for identifying, designing, and im...

Cassandra Faris

Tech Community Advocate
Cassandra Faris is passionate about the human side of technology. Her career has focused on supporti...

Chad Green

Data & Solutions Architect at ProgressiveHealth
Chad Green is a manager, software developer, architect, community leader, and most importantly a fat...

Chris Bohatka

Applications Manager - CardinalCommerce, a Visa Co...
Chris Bohatka is a passionate leader in the software development community with experience cross-cut...

Ed Charbeneau

Ed is a Microsoft MVP and an international speaker...
Ed is a Microsoft MVP and an international speaker, writer, online influencer, a Developer Advocate ...

Granville Schmidt

Site Reliability Lead @ Aspen Mesh
Granville Schmidt is the Site Reliability Lead at Aspen Mesh, where he works at the intersection of ...

Greg Greenlee

Guy that's learning stuff
Greg Greenlee is a DevOps engineer with over 15 years experience in the I.T. field. Greg holds a deg...

Guy Royse

Developer Evangelist at DataRobot
Guy works for DataRobot in Columbus, Ohio as a Developer Evangelist. Combining his decades of experi...

Izzi Bikun

Senior Developer at Kroger
Izzi Bikun is a Senior Developer at Kroger and has worked there for 3 years. She has had a long care...

Jack Bennett

Principal Consultant - Improving, Columbus OH
Jack Bennett works as a Principal Consultant at Improving in Columbus, OH, serving clients in the ar...

James Balmert

Tech Lead at Chase
With nearly 20 years of experience, James specializes in object oriented design and test driven deve...

James Quick

Developer. Speaker. Teacher.
James is a developers, speaker, and teacher with a passion for Web Development, Tooling, and Design....

Jay Harris

Problem Solver at Arana Software
Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on ...

Jeff Strauss

Technical Advisor • Community Leader • Problem Sol...
Jeff is a technical architect, an executive consultant, and an attorney. As a member of the Chief Di...

Jesse Weigel

Senior Software Engineer and Live Coder for freeCo...
I am a senior software engineer who live codes for the freeCodeCamp YouTube channel. I am currently ...

Jessica Engström

Azm Dev
Being a geek shows in all parts of her life, whether it be organizing hackathons, running a user gro...

Jim Everett

Solution Architect at HMB
Jim Everett is a Principal Consultant at HMB where he designs custom software solutions for clients....

Jimmy Engström

Windows Development MVP
Ever since Jimmy got his first ZX Spectrum at the age of 7 he hasn’t stopped programming. During the...

Joel Lord

Javascript Junkie
Joel Lord is passionate about web and technology in general. He likes to learn new things but most ...

John Merideth

Software Developer at Callibrity
Jack Merideth is a recent transplant to Cincinnati, hailing from Rochester, New York at the most rec...

John Reese

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John Reese is a professional .NET developer and a Microsoft Certified Professional in C#. He is also...

Jonathan "J." Tower

Partner & Principal Consultant, Trailhead Technolo...
Jonathan "J." Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and business owner with over seven...

Josh Wood

Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead at Insight
For the past 15 years I've been very lucky to experience architecting, designing and implementing so...

Justin James

Making the complex simple and easy to understand
Justin is the founder of Let Your Nerd Be Heard, creator of the Ultimate Presentation Formula for Ne...

Matt Weimer

Developer at ICC
Matt Weimer has been a developer for 8+ years with extensive experience working with .NET, Java, and...

Michael Meadows

The reason the eugenics computer was decomissioned...
Once upon a time, a developer was born. The eugenics computer named him Michael Nguyen Meadows, beca...

Mike Clement

Founding Software Craftsman at Greater Sum
A husband, father of four, and currently the Founding Software Craftsman of Greater Sum, Mike Clemen...

Mike Goeke

I like to make stuff.
Mike Goeke is a Sr. Solutions Developer and Director of Team Engagement at Leading EDJE here in Colu...

Mike Earley and Rachel Banks

UX Practice, Insight Digital Innovation
Rachel Banks has been working as a user experience professional for over 5 years. She holds a master...

Nicolas Martin

Practice Manager, Applications and Infrastructure
Nick is Practice Manager of Applications and Infrastructure at Insight Digital Innovation, with 15 y...

Rebecca R. Carter

Your friendly neighborhood statistician
Rebecca is a data scientist passionate about knowledge discovery for social good. With a PhD in Epid...

Robin Clower

Junior Developer at Workstate Consulting
Robin Clower worked as a teacher before a career change to software development, but he still loves ...

Russell Skaggs

Creative Technologist @ Huntington
Russell is a Creative Technologist within the Huntington Digital UX team. Prior to coming to Hunting...

Ryan Bales

Director of Analytics at DialogTech
Ryan Bales is the Director of Analytics Engineering at DialogTech. He’s an active member of the Cle...

Sarah Withee

Polyglot software engineer, Arcadia.io
Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, teacher and mentor, and hardware and r...

Shawn Wallace

Senior Architect at Centric Consulting
Shawn Wallace is an Architect and National Application Development Service Offering Lead with Centri...

Sho Fola

Make it count
Husband and father of two amazing kids. Technology, business, design and data trigger me like few th...

Stacy Harrison

Front-End Developer
Stacy Harrison is currently a software developer in Northeast Ohio, and formerly worked as an award-...

Steve Smith

I Help Teams Deliver Better Software
Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality...

Tae'lur Alexis

React Native Engineer, CEO of CodeEveryday, and ad...
Tae'lur Alexis is a Seattle, WA.-based Front-End Engineer and Founder of CodeEveryday, a platform to...

Thomas Haver

Huntington National Bank
Thomas Haver is presently serving as a Senior Application Architect at Huntington National Bank. He ...

Todd Gardner

Aspiring digital comedian & occasional JavaScript ...
Todd Gardner is a curmudgeon of a developer and cofounder of [TrackJS](https://trackjs.com/), where ...

Tori Brenneison

Software developer with a MA in art history
Tori Brenneison is an integration developer/art historian whose purpose in life is to serve as a war...

William Klos

Director, Architect, Local Tech Lead
Bill got his start building monolithic applications on monolithic hardware. Literally. The AS/400s...

Zackary Lowery

Senior Solutions Developer at Leading EDJE
Zack began his professional life as a full stack .NET developer, but strives to be competent in as m...