2020 Call for Speakers

The 2020 Stir Trek CFP is closed and accepted speakers have been contacted. As they confirm, they’ll show up here!

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Travel Reimbursements & Training Budgets

We’re very pleased to announce that we’re expanding our speaker training program (from 12 speakers, to 24 this year!) while retaining our $250 speaker travel reimbursement.

Training

If you’ve been selected as a speaker, you’ll have the option to join a professional speaker training course we’ve partnered with Articulation to provide. They coach all the TEDx Columbus speakers, and did a great job last year. This is completely free to you. More details are coming soon.

Travel

Additionally, for the 2nd year in a row we’re committing to a minimum of $250 of travel reimbursements to any speaker than needs them. Depending on how many speakers travel, we may be able to cover more. More details are coming soon.

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.

This Year’s Speakers



Adrienne Tacke

Filipina Software Engineer & Published Author that...
Adrienne Braganza Tacke is a Filipina software engineer, international speaker, and published author...

Alex Ford

Engineer turned Director of Design
I've worked fulltime and as a freelancer, as a full-stack web engineer and a designer. In 2019 I joi...

Andrew May

Cloud Solutions Lead and Senior Solutions Architec...
Andrew has been consulting as an architect for Leading EDJE for over 11 years, and has specialized i...

Angel Thomas

Software Developer at Center for Information Manag...
Angel is a software developer for Center for Information Management in Ann Arbor, Michigan. When she...

Angela Pinney

Senior Software Architect
Angela Pinney is a senior software architect. For the last 20 years, Angela has worked on agile team...

Ben Burgett

Product Manager at Facebook
Ben Burgett is a Design System Product Manager at Facebook and loves working at the intersection of ...

Bill Dinger

Senior Technical Lead, Ameritas
Bill is a Senior Technical Lead at Ameritas working on delivering digital solutions to our clients. ...

Bill Sempf

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

Brett Berliner

Principal Consultant, Insight Digital Innovation
A 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University, Brett was lucky enough to discover his passion for sof...

Brett Whittington

Senior Consultant @ HMB Inc.
Brett is a reading fanatic and easily reads at least one book a week because he loves stories. That’...

Burton Smith

Senior Software Engineer, Bunzl North America
I am a senior software engineer at Bunzl North America where I work with internal business stakehold...

Byron Delpinal

Sr. Consultant & Tech Lead
Software developer by trade and passion, my focus is to create stable, reliable, and performant web ...

Carey Payette

Trillium Innovations
Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Trillium Innovations, as well as an ASPInsider and ...

Carmen Fontana

Emerging Tech Lead, Centric Consulting
What I love: Inspiring organizations to Envision, Implement, and Optimize leading tech to create new...

Chris DeMars

Front-End Developer at Tuft & Needle | Microsoft M...
Chris DeMars is a front end developer first, UX architect always, from Detroit, Michigan. For his co...

Chris Gardner

Coder
Chris Gardner is the Chairman of the DevSpace Technical Conference, a Microsoft MVP, and a regular c...

Christopher Judd

Trusted Technical Adviser and Talent Developer
Christopher Judd is CTO and partner at Manifest Solutions (http://www.manifestcorp.com), an internat...

Craig Stuntz

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

Dan Kacenjar

Part-time hardware hacker
A software engineer for over 20 yrs. Experiences include teaching software development courses at th...

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 ...

Glenn Harmon Jr.

CoverMyMeds, SQL and Ruby Developer
I'm a Father, Husband, Cyclist, formerly SQL Developer and now a Ruby Developer at @CoverMyMeds.

Greg Greenlee

DevOps Engineer at Insight
Greg Greenlee is a DevOps engineer with over 17 years experience in the I.T. field. Greg holds a deg...

Jamie Dicken

Software Development Manager, Cardinal Health - Fu...
Jamie Dicken has been on agile software delivery teams in the healthcare industry for 9 years as a d...

Jamie Wright

I am the one who knocks
Jamie Wright is a maker of internet things with a love/hate relationship for Redbull™, standing desk...

Jason Dobies

Developer Advocate at Red Hat
Jason is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat. For close to 20 years, Jason has worked in the software in...

Jenny Bramble

Quality Advocate and Local Badass
Jenny ended up in a quality assurance career after coming up through support and devops, cutting her...

Jim Kirkbride

Software developer, dad, geek. Not necessarily in ...
Jim is a software developer with more than nine years of experience in making mistakes on various pr...

Jonathan Mills

Technology Advisor
Jonathan is a Pluralsight Author, Technology Advisor, and Business Leader. As a member of the Chief ...

Matt Eland

Software Engineering Manager @ MoveHQ
Matt is a front-line .NET and JavaScript software engineering manager with strong focuses on mentori...

Michael Cordingley

Software Engineer at Upstart
After spending entirely too long at Ohio University getting degrees unrelated to technology, Michael...

Mike Hand

on the web. in the cloud.
Mike has been in software development for over 12 years, working everywhere from top 10 defense cont...

Randy Pagels

Azure App Dev Specialist
Randy is an Azure Specialist with Microsoft focusing on application development. He connects with cu...

Sam Nasr

Sr. Software Engineer (NIS Technologies)
Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. Having...

Sarah Gliniecki

Optometrist
Sarah Gliniecki, O.D. is an optometrist providing eye care services in central Ohio. She has residen...

Sarah Withee

Polyglot software engineer
Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, international public speaker, teacher and mentor, and ...

Seth Petry-Johnson

Pointy-haired boss by day, coder by night
Seth spent 21 years as a professional developer/architect before finally joining the dark side of ma...

Steve Bilogan

Senior Consultant @ Improving | Mobile Dev Enthusi...
I'm currently a Senior Consultant @ Improving working on a variety of .NET solutions. My main passio...

Steve Crow

Software Developer
Steve is a self-proclaimed Mathlete, and King of Snark. He is a lover of Greyhounds, twisty puzzles,...

Steve Smith

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

Taranjeet Kaur

Software Architect
I am Technology Architect, Software developer and a Tech Community Leader. In my current role as a m...

Tim LeMaster

Root Insurance, Senior Software Engineer
Tim is a Software Engineering Lead at Root Insurance. He has 22 years of software development experi...