2019 Call for Speakers

The 2019 Stir Trek CFP is closed. We will be announcing speakers at (or around) February 24th. Watch Twitter for any updates.

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Travel Expenses

We are very pleased to announce that for the first time, we’re able to offer every speaker $250 for reimbursable travel. We hope this makes it easier for potential speakers to come be a part of Stir Trek!

Allowed expenses include transit, hotel, and fuel. If you have a different expense you’d like to include, please email speakers@stirtrek.com. You’ll need to book your own travel reservations and submit a receipt on or after the day of the event to get reimbursed.

Training

We are also thrilled to offer presentation coaching for those who a desire to become more effective in any presentation situation from small group to large conference through better style, delivery and audience engagement.

This class will be offered to selected speakers in group of 5 and involves audio and video feedback and situational practices. If you’re interested in taking your skills to the next level, take advantage of this opportunity. Classes will be limited, and we’ll share more details after speaker selection has been completed.

2018 Speakers



Adam Pasternack

Consultant - Improving
Adam Pasternack is a life-long adventurer who is insatiably curious. He enjoys making ideas into re...

Angel Thomas

Software Developer
Angel is a founder and chapter leader for the Toledo chapter of Girl Develop It. She works as a soft...

Anna Heiermann

Senior Consultant, HMB
Anna Heiermann brings 10 years of experience in leading Test Teams in Higher Education, Nutrition, I...

Barry Tarlton

MacGyver like Problem Solver and Tech Teacher!
Barry is passionate about learning, problem solving, and teaching. He believes that software devel...

Benjamin Bykowski

Manager and Tech Enthusiast at Hyland Software
Hailing from a small island in Lake Erie, Ben spent his formative years accompanying his father to w...

Bill Sempf

Application Security Architect
Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technic...

Bobby Grayson

Software Developer/Cautionary Tale, Stella Service
Bobby is a person, comic, and software developer based in New York City. He enjoys grilled cheese sa...

Brandon Bruno

Senior Technical Consultant at Perficient Digital
Brandon has been hacking away at code since a dusty Commodore 64 appeared from his parents' attic in...

Brett Koenig

Consultant @ HMB
Brett is a consultant with HMB and has been making websites for more than 5 years. In software his m...

Chad Green

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

Chris DeMars

Senior UI Developer
Chris DeMars is a UI developer first, UX architect always, working out of Detroit, Michigan. Chris i...

Craig Stuntz

Technical Director, Improving Columbus
Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific intere...

Dave Wasmer

Developer & UX Craftsman @ Echobind
Creator of @denali_js, Ember.js & Node developer, product craftsman, economist, sailor, husband, fat...

David Neal

Fueled by Bacon
David is a family man, musician, motorcyclist, and Microsoft MVP living in North Georgia, USA. He ru...

Dennis Dunn

Serial hobbyist
On his third career as a dark-matter hacker, Dennis has written code for academia, state government,...

Drew Furgiuele

Senior DBA, IGS
Drew is a Senior Database Administrator at IGS, and has been working with the Microsoft Data Platfor...

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 ...

Eric Potter

Software Architect
Eric is a Software Architect for Aptera Software and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Developme...

Greg Malcolm

Tech Lead/Consultant - ICC
Greg is an Application Developer/Consultant working for ICC. He is a polyglot developer who loves ex...

James Balmert

Director of Craftsmanship (Codesaurus) at Manifest...
James Balmert is a consultant for Manifest Solutions out of Columbus, Ohio. With nearly 20 years of ...

Jarred Olson

Problem Solver
Jarred has been developing software professionally for over 10 years. He is passionate about scalabi...

Jeff McKenzie

Principal Consultant, Cardinal Solutions
Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full...

Jeremy Clark

Developer Better
Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application devel...

Johnson Denen

Artisan and Emacs Advocate at Pillar Technology
Johnson is a Software Artisan with Pillar Technology. He currently leads a team developing a big dat...

Jon Kruger

Improving people's lives through software
Hi, I'm Jon Kruger and I am a software developer and technical leader in Columbus, OH. I specialize...

Justin James

Making the complex simple and easy to understand
Justin is a Microsoft MVP, DevOps Evangelist, Web developer and Professional Speaker who loves to co...

Kevin Holtz

Product Manager, OnShift, Inc. Cleveland, OH
Nearly 20 years experience in everything software - from sales engineering to customer success manag...

Kevin Mack

I get excited and make things
With over 20 years of digital experience, Kevin Mack has worked along other industry leaders to make...

Kim McGill

Sr Consultant, Ingage Partners
Kim McGill has supported a wide range of industries as a Scrum Master, Agile Transformation Coach, B...

Kris Hatcher

Senior Consultant & Team Lead, Smart Data Systems
Kris Hatcher is a web developer and agile enthusiast working at Smart Data Systems in Dayton, Ohio. ...

Lars Klint

Programmer, Speaker, Chief Hologram Maker
Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platfor...

Mandar Malunjkar

There is too much blood in my caffeine system.
Mandar Malunjkar is an Agile Software Development leader with broad technical expertise and strong f...

Marc Peabody

Double Agent
Marc Peabody is Agent 0027, a remote consultant with Test Double who helps software teams reach thei...

Marlena Bowen

Software Engineer
Marlena Bowen is a software engineer at Root Car Insurance. She loves automating manual processes, s...

Martine Dowden

UX/UI Designer & Developer
Focusing on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, and usable, Martine delivers products tha...

Michael Dowden

Entrepreneur. Coder. Gamer. Geek.
Michael Dowden is the Co Founder of startup incubator Andromeda, Product Architect for FlexePark, an...

Richard Taylor

Husband, father, Microsoft MVP, Progress/Telerik D...
Richard L. Taylor Jr. is a 25 year software development and technology professional living in Hunter...

Rob Richardson

@rob_rich
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and Reac...

Ronda Bergman

Founder / Lead Consultant
Ronda has been working as a software developer for 18+ years, primarily in the .NET stack. She has w...

Seth Petry-Johnson

Pointy-haired boss by day, coder by night
Seth spent 21 years as a professional developer/architect before finally turning in his daily commit...

Shawn Price

Co-founder, CTO and upstanding citizen at Healthy ...
Shawn spent nearly a decade in the consulting world before stumbling into Healthcare. He's learned e...

Stephen Shary

Lead, Full-Stack Developer at Kroger
I am a full-stack developer and technical lead that focuses mainly on languages that run on the JVM....

Steve Smith

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

Thomas Haver

Huntington National Bank
Thomas Haver is presently serving as the Senior Application Architect for Huntington National Bank. ...

Tim Hoolihan

Senior Director of Data Science at DialogTech
Tim Hoolihan is the Senior Director of Data Science at DialogTech. He is the organizer for the Cleve...

Tim LeMaster

Doc Halo, Senior Software Engineer
Tim is a Senior Software Engineer at Doc Halo. He has 22 years of software development experience an...

Warner Moore

Technology and Information Security leader
Warner Moore is a driven technology leader and architect with a background in web operations and inf...

Wasim Hanna

Senior Consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group
Wasim Hanna is a software developer and consultant for the past decade with focus on Microsoft techn...