Michael Hart is a senior engineering executive experienced in building and managing engineering teams in start-up and large organizations. He is currently leading the Predix Experience engineering team at GE Software. Michael has deep technical expertise in web and mobile development, video technologies, advertising, big data, IoT, building software platforms and offline applications. He focuses on getting things done, at all levels, building top-notch teams and has designed, built, shipped/deployed and maintained multiple successful commercial software products.
Arvind Jade, Architect Leader at Nielsen Buy Platform has over 15 years of Java/J2EE experience in developing/architecting products and applications in Analytics, Supply Chain and Logistics domains. He is very passionate about NoSQL technologies and has been one of theprimary drivers in implementing Couchbase NoSQL to Nielsen AOD. He currently resides in the Chicago area and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Divya Jain is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in building large-scale data-driven products. She was the Co-Founder and Chief Architect of dLoop Inc., a company that focused on providing advanced predictive analytics for big data in cloud. dLoop was acquired by Box in 2013. She was also nominated as one of the most powerful engineers by Business Insider for 2014. Currently, she is leading the Machine Learning initiative at Box. She started her career at Sun Microsystems and was a senior technical member of Advanced Technology and CTO group at EMC and Kazeon. She holds Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University and Data Mining and Analysis Specialization from Stanford University.
Michael Kehoe is a Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn. As an SRE for Identity & Higher-Education, Michael strives to create the best operational experience possible for SRE’s maintaining Couchbase clusters. Michael is currently leading LinkedIn’s exploration of using XDCR on production systems. His background is in Network Engineering with a major of Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Andrew Kokhanovskyi is the Chief Technology Officer at CyberVision. He brings to CyberVision a proven track record in leading worldwide development teams responsible for delivering industry-leading software solutions. Andrew oversees CyberVision’s engineering teams and also leads the R&D group that works on Kaa open-source IoT platform. Prior to his role as a CTO, Andrew held technical and project management positions where he was responsible for the architecture, technology and delivery of various projects in mobility, data management, embedded, telecommunications, and other areas.
Andy is the Manager for Avalon’s Hadoop COE, a group focused on solving Big Data problems and maintaining expertise in related technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL platforms. He has a vast amount of experience at Avalon implementing front and back end applications, focused around data management and analytics. During his time at Avalon he has delivered Big Data solutions to globally known companies in the consumer electronics, aviation, sales, and service industries.
Prof. Sang-Won Lee received the PhD degree from the Computer Science Department, Seoul National University, Korea, in 1999. Since 2002, he is a professor with the College of Information & Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea. Before that, he was a research professor at Ewha Womans University and a technical staff at Oracle, Korea. He visited University of Arizona and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. as visiting researcher, respectively in 2006 and 2013. His current research interest includes flash-based relational and NoSQL database technology.
Ravi Mayuram is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Products at Couchbase. Previously in his career, Ravi held senior technical and management positions at leading software companies including BEA, HP, Informix, Oracle, and Siebel Systems. He led innovations in the areas of social graph and search and analytics at Oracle, as well as helped initiate the company’s Cloud Collaboration Platform. Ravi’s startup experience includes BroadBand Office (Kleiner-Perkins venture) and Plumtree (acquired by BEA).
Maria Mokhnatkina is a Senior Engineering Manager in Motorola Mobility. Maria has more than 10 years of experience within Mobile industry, as Technical Lead and Team Lead. She worked at whole software stack: from Hardware Behavioral Models, Drivers, OS, into Application Framework, Mobile Apps and Cloud. Currently Maria is leading Cloud Core Services team in Motorola Mobility. Group is focused on Motorola Cloud access & security, User membership services, Cloud Notifications, Content Synchronization and Sharing platforms. Each smartphone device currently produced and sold by Motorola Mobility utilizes and heavily relies on Maria’s group products.
Frank Ober is a Solutions Architect on Data Center Solutions for NVM technology at Intel. He’s focused on SQL, NoSQL and Big Data Solutions with his own lab and the many labs across Intel in delivering higher performance and lower latency to the Database developer, engineer and end user.
Matias completed a machine learning and computational biology focused PhD at Cambridge, UK, before turning into a full-time Mac / iOS developer. He enjoys building Apple and web based software ranging from EA Mobile published games to realtime audio and scientific productivity tools. Matias has worked for the past 4+ years for Papersapp.com, a London based company behind the Apple Design Award and Ars Design Award winning Papers scientific reference manager.
Aside from his work at guiding the technological direction at Papers as CTO, he has been building in the secret his own startup Manuscriptsapp.com, aiming to help a scholar write a better paper, be that a thesis, book or an journal article.
Kyle is a sales engineer with Simba Technologies in Vancouver, BC. He is an eight-year veteran of Simba Technologies, first serving as a core developer on Simba’s relational data access team, and now leading sales engineering for customer and partner engagements. Kyle graduated with honors from University of British Columbia with a BS in computer science.
Govindarajan Raghunathapuram, Solutions Architect at Nielsen Buy Platform has over 14 years of experience architecting and delivering solutions on Java, J2EE and SOA platforms. He has extensive experience in solving Business Problems through Business Process Management. He is passionate about Big Data and NoSQL technologies and has been responsible for design and delivery of Nielsen’s Metadata and Data Change Management processing leveraging Couchbase. He currently resides in North Western suburbs of Illinois and can be contacted at Govindarajan.Raghunathapuram@Nielsen.com.
Keenan Rice has focused his career on building partnerships and developing corporate strategy in high-growth enterprise software companies. He was part of the founding team at Looker, building up the go to market aspect of the company almost 3 years ago. Now currently runs the Alliances and Channel team.
Clint Ricker is a lead developer and architect for the VSRM team at Cisco, which develops software that handles hundreds of billion operations per year to enable cable television for service providers around the world.
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Stephane Roche has been working in the Travel Industry at Amadeus for seven years. In 2013 he introduced NoSQL technologies within the Amadeus Data Store portfolio.
Brian Cory Sherwin is a Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn. His current projects revolve around incident management and AutoRemediation.
Clara Siegel is a Product Manager at Tableau, working across Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, and Tableau Public products. Prior to Tableau, Clara was a Product Manager at Amazon. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Mathematics from Reed College.
Shibi Sudhakaran is engineer at Paypal, responsible for the development and management of Paypal’s server side cookie platform. He has been a software developer since 1999 primarily in Java and related technologies. Prior to joining Paypal, he worked with companies like Cisco, Sun Microsystems, NESS, NEC, Epiphany and many others. He is a contributor to multiple Open Source projects. You can follow him on Twitter @s007.
Vince Valenti has been programming, developing and coordinating computer products for over 30 years. His first successful product was published in Compute Magazine at the age of 15, where he promptly used the proceeds to purchase his first car.
He has worked on all kinds of applications and games from stock chart tracking programs to highly detailed Collectable Card Games with full network support. He co-founded JV Games, a successful game development company that is over 14 years old.
Worked and coordinated with many large companies including: SHFL Inc., Electronic Arts, and Namco-Bandai to name a few.
Vince has Joined Roomlia in April 2013 as CTO and has coordinated and developed the complex workings of a hotel reservation system for the ground up and all aspects of such a system.
Bob has more than 25 years of high technology experience. Until an acquisition by IBM in 2008, Bob served as chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million and had 1,500 worldwide employees. Bob held several executive general management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, which he joined in 1985 as an early stage start-up and helped to grow to more than $1.5 billion during his 13 years at the company. Bob also headed High Level Design Systems, a successful electronic design automation start-up that was acquired by Cadence in 1996. Bob has extensive board experience having served on both public (Certicom, HLDS) and private company boards (Snaketech, Tality, Transitive, FanfareGroup).
Umed Zokirov is an engineer at Intuit, working on Intuit Service Platform – a PAAS offering enabling Intuits next generation apps and services. His interests range from service development, cloud, data mining and mobile app design. Prior to working on Intuit’s Service Platform, he worked on TurboTax Windows, Mac and iPad products. He enjoys soccer and spending time with his children.
Parag is a senior software engineer in test at Couchbase. He is involved in testing features such as query, indexing and cluster management. He has around 10 years of experience working as a software engineer for companies such as C9 Inc, Microsoft, Fairwarning, Samsung USA and Motorola India. He holds a masters and PHD in computer science (specialization in digital watermarking) from University of Texas at Dallas, and has done his under grad from NIT Calicut.
Jens Alfke is a Mobile Engineering Peer at Couchbase, leading the development of Couchbase Mobile for iOS. He has a long history as a Mac developer and spent 15 years at Infinite Loop working on everything from AppleScript and Stickies to iChat and Safari RSS, followed by two years at Google and RockMelt extending the Chrome browser. He’s an avid proponent of decentralized social software, despite never having managed to release any.
Simon is a software development aficionado, especially interested in software design aspects (OOP, design patterns, software architecture), rich clients, what lies beyond code (continuous integration, (D)VCS, best practices), and also a bit of CompSci, concurrent programming… He is currently working in France as a SDK Software Engineer for Couchbase and is editor on InfoQ.com’s French version.
Cihan Biyikoglu is the Director of Product Management at Couchbase. Before joining Couchbase, Cihan worked on a number of products including Twitter, Azure and SQL Server platforms at Microsoft and HealthVault health data platform under Microsoft Research. Previously, Cihan Biyikoglu also worked on database technologies such as Illustra and Informix Dynamic Server at Informix. He has a master’s degree in Database Systems from University of Westminster in the UK and a Computer Engineering degree from Yildiz Technical University in Turkey.
Jim Borden is the lead developer in charge of Couchbase Lite for .NET, and was responsible for the creation of the Unity3D version. He has been programming in one way or another since the age of 10, when he was gifted a toy computer that allowed creation of BASIC programs. He is based in Tokyo, Japan and is actively involved in the Japanese community making presentations and helping localize documentation.
Dipti Borkar is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Couchbase. Dipti has deep technical experience in the database industry having worked at IBM as a software engineer and Development Manager for the DB2 server team and then at MarkLogic as a Senior Product Manager. Dipti holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego with a specialization in databases and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Darin Briskman is a Solutions Architect and Services Leader at Couchbase. For over 20 years, he’s worked to help people use data to drive results. At over a hundred organizations, Darin has helped people figure out what they need and worked to define, design, develop, implement and verify data-driven solutions. His hobbies include reading, architecture (the kind with buildings), urban planning and volunteering while supporting a number of local cultural and artistic organizations.
Yingyi Bu is a Couchbase software engineer working on Couchbase Server query layer. He is also a PhD candidate at UC Irvine where he has works on the Apache AsterixDB project, especially the query processor and graph analytics. Previously, he worked in the Microsoft SQL Server engine team. He is the recipient of a Google PhD fellowship award and a Yahoo! key scientific challenge award.
Wayne is the Chief Architect of Mobile at Couchbase, where he is responsible for leading vision, strategy and development for the company’s mobile solutions. Before Couchbase, Wayne spent 7 years at Oracle as the Architect responsible for driving mobile innovation within the CRM and SAAS product lines. He has 11 patents and patents pending from his work at Oracle. Prior to Oracle, Wayne held technical leadership positions at Siebel working on their CRM product line.
Laurent is a Paris based Developer Advocate where he focuses on helping Java developers and the French community. He writes code in Java and blog posts in Markdown. Prior to joining Couchbase he was Nuxeo’s community liaison where he devoted his time and expertise to helping the entire Nuxeo Community become more active and efficient.
Martin is a dedicated and passionate developer with a deep focus on Microsoft Technologies like .NET. He has developed various solutions ranging from enterprise expense systems to apps for Windows Phone and Windows Store. In the past, Martin has worked as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and spoken at many conferences both Microsoft and non-Microsoft events, given guest lectures at universities on topics ranging from apps development to compiler implementations and F#.
Dave Finlay is a Senior Director of Engineering at Couchbase managing Distributed Systems / Cluster Management, UI, Tools and Memcached. Previously, he was at Ariba where he led the development of the Ariba Cloud Platform supporting thousands of concurrent enterprise customers. Prior to that Dave was a Staff Engineer at Vitria Technologies working on the real-time query and business process automation engines. In the years immediately after graduation, Dave worked on revenue management & operations research systems building large linear and mixed integer programs providing pricing guidelines to a variety of industries including airlines, hotels and containerized shipping. Dave still holds that though the business was tough, the coolness of the mathematical models and optimization algorithms more than compensated. Dave has an MSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BSEE from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Adam is a Senior Software Architect at Couchbase, and is currently leading the Sync Gateway team for Couchbase Mobile. Prior to joining Couchbase, he spent 10 years at Oracle as the architect and technical lead for mobile and desktop integration for CRM, where he developed a keen interest in data synchronization and replication.
Sriram Ganesan is a senior software developer in the caching and storage layer at Couchbase. He is broadly interested in backend technologies in the Big Data space. Prior to Couchbase, he spent 2 years building a SDK layer that was part of Fusion-io’s IOmemory platform and before that spent 3 years in the manageability infrastructure of the Oracle Database. Sriram has a bachelors degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India and a masters degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Will is Director of Product Management for analytics at Couchbase. Previously, he was a product manager in the big data platform team at HP, a Senior Director of Product Management for SAP HANA, and the Senior Director of SAP Research’s global Big Data program focused on big data and machine learning.
Zack Gramana is the creator and maintainer of Couchbase Lite for .NET. He kicked off the project while working at Xamarin, and now continues his work on Couchbase’s mobile team. He’s been programming since he was a little kid staring into the glow of his Commodore 64, and is nerdy for things like distributed, and embedded, computing.
Todd is a Senior Product Manager at Couchbase, Inc with focus on Developer Empowerment. Todd has over 15 years experience in the database space including working at Microsoft on the SQL Server Team, and at Oracle (Siebel Systems). Todd is passionate about all things Node.js, and front end frameworks like Angular.
William is a Developer Advocate on the Mobile Engineering & Developer Relations team at Couchbase. His love for coffee and code has transcended him into the world of mobile while appreciating the offline in-person experiences. Prior to Couchbase, William worked on Developer Relations team over at Twitter, BlackBerry, and Microsoft while also having been a Software Embedded GPS engineer at Research In Motion. William graduated from McGill University with a degree in Electrical & Software Engineering.
David is based in Manchester and manages the Technical Support and Development teams for Couchbase in EMEA . Prior to Couchbase he was a Senior Manager with IBM’s System and Technology Group following their acquisition of Transitive. He has a software development background in the areas of performance, virtualisation and storage and holds several patents for code optimisation and hypervisor security. In his current role David oversees the Support relationship with some of Couchbase’s key strategic accounts.
Chin is a senior engineering executive with over 25 years of experience in software and services. Chin was a co-founder and VP of Engineering at Asera, an e-commerce ASP where he recruited the core engineering team, managed over 150 developers in Belmont and Bangalore, and successfully delivered five product releases in seven languages.
Chin was an Executive Director of Engineering at Siebel Systems and was responsible for the deployment and operations infrastructure of Siebel Application Server. Chin led the key initiatives to reduce the total cost of ownerships for Siebel customers in Siebel7 and Siebel8.
After receiving an MS, EECS from UC Berkeley, Chin joined Oracle and was part of the small database kernel team that rewrote Oracle6 to support high volume transaction processing. He managed the development and release of the Objects and Extensibility options of Oracle8 and Oracle8i.
Matt Ingenthron is the Director of Developer Advocates at Couchbase and an experienced web architect with a software development background. He has deep expertise in building, scaling and operating global-scale Java, Ruby on Rails and AMP web applications. He has been a contributor to the memcached project, one of the maintainers of the Java spymemcached client and a core developer on Couchbase. He is currently heading up Couchbase’s work in getting the right bits needed for PHP, Java, .NET and Ruby developers.
Shane K Johnson is the Manager of Product Marketing at Couchbase. Prior to Couchbase, he occupied various roles in developing and evangelism with a background in Java and distributed systems. He has consulted with organizations in the financial, retail, telecommunications, and media industries to draft and implement architectures that relied on distributed systems for data and analysis.
Kirk Kirkconnell is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Couchbase working with customers in multiple capacities to assist them in architecting, deploying and managing Couchbase. His expertise is in operations, hosting and support of large-scale application and database infrastructures.
Perry Krug is a Solutions Architect at Couchbase working with customers in all capacities to aid in their experiences with Couchbase. He has an expertise in networking, enterprise storage, Web 2.0 infrastructure and NoSQL databases.
As a Product Manager at Couchbase, Anil Kumar is responsible for all Couchbase Server product development, roadmap, positioning, messaging and collateral. Prior to joining Couchbase, Anil spent several years working at Microsoft in the Entertainment division and most recently in the Windows and Windows Live division. Anil holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and a BS in Information Technology.
Ali is the Product Marketing Manger for Couchbase Mobile, where she manages and executes the worldwide marketing strategy for their mobile products. She joined Couchbase in 2011 to drive open source product adoption and awareness. Prior to Couchbase, Ali held marketing positions at Time Warner. She holds a degree from Yale University in Political Science.
Traun Leyden is a Senior Software Engineer at Couchbase currently working on the Touch-DB/Android project. Prior to Couchbase, Traun co-founded Signature Labs, a venture backed startup that developed an iOS mobile CRM geolocation app that was deployed in Fortune 500 companies. Among his accomplishments, Traun developed a highly popular Android ringer control app called “Buzzoff” and created an open source Neural Network library written in Go that leverages Go channels/goroutines to achieve high computation concurrency.
John Liang is a Software Architect at Couchbase. He is currently leading Global Secondary Index project. John has 20 years of experience in building enterprise software at Oracle Database, Netscape, Siebel Systems, Ariba and Oracle Fusion. John studied computer science at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and holds several patents.
Alex Ma is a Principal Solutions Engineer at Couchbase and responsible for helping enterprises understand how they can benefit from NoSQL and providing guidance as they go to production. His expertise is in operations, monitoring, automation and scaling production environments.
David is working as a Senior Solutions Engineer for Couchbase in EMEA by being the technical contact person for customers in the DACH (Germany – Austria – Switzerland) area. Before he joint Couchbase 6 month ago, he worked as a Project Manager and Senior Consultant for a mid–sized IT consulting company in Munich. He has a strong database background and so he already worked as an Architect and Senior Consultant for the Graph Database startup company ’sones’ in the past. There he was responsible for the architecture and the development of their persistent storage engine. He started his database career more than 8 years ago by working for the vendor of the relational Database System ‚Ingres‘ and by ending up with the roles of a Senior Software Engineer and Technical Evangelist. Further details about him can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=194228293 . You can reach him via Twitter: @magicable .
Justin has over 15 years of industry experience filling a variety of roles and understands the architecture challenges in deploying and maintaining mission critical systems. He is a Solution Architect at Couchbase and responsible for driving customer success, actively managing technical architecture and deployments. Filling the architect roles facilitates regular interactions with a wide variety customers providing enterprise planning and support.
Keshava Murthy is the Director of Query at Couchbase. Previously, he was Senior Director of Product Management at MapR, Senior Architect for IBM Informix NoSQL& SQL with more than 20 years experience in database design & development. He lead the SQL and NoSQL query processing team IBM Informix database. Keshav has lead development of SQL and NoSQL products & features in Sybase, Illustra and Informix databases. Keshav has advised and enabled IBM clients and partners. He received two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards at IBM. Keshav holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mysore, India.
Jeff Morris is a Developer Advocate at Couchbase and a former Enterprise Architect at Source Interlink. Jeff maintains the Open Source Couchbase .NET SDK and has over 14 years’ experience developing and architecting systems under a variety of platforms and technology primarily using Microsoft solutions.
Michael Nitschinger is a Vienna-based Developer Advocate for Couchbase. He is the lead developer of the Couchbase Java SDK, a current maintainer of the popular spymemcached library and responsible for enterprise framework integration (especially Spring-Data-Couchbase). Michael is active in the open source community, a core member of the Netty project, and also contributing to various other projects like Reactor. Prior to working at Couchbase, Michael worked in the enterprise consulting business, focusing on network performance and monitoring integration solutions.Michael is an engineer at Couchbase.
James is the developer advocate for Couchbase Mobile in Europe. Previously, he worked at a couple of startups in London building large websites and apps. Having faced the problems of offline synchronisation himself, his focus is now on helping the community to build apps with Couchbase Mobile in the most intuitive ways.
Don Pinto is a Product Manager at Couchbase and is currently focused on advancing the server capabilities of Couchbase Server including Security. He is extremely passionate about data technology and in the past, has authored several articles on Couchbase Server including technical blogs and whitepapers. Prior to joining Couchbase, Don spent several years at IBM where he maintained the role of software developer in the DB2 information management group and most recently as a Program Manager on the SQL Server team at Microsoft. Don holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Dean is a Solutions Engineer at Couchbase working with customers to understand how best to integrate, deploy and manage NoSQL databases. He has expertise in systems architecture, devops, and performance optimization of distributed systems.
Andy is a Senior Software Engineer of Mobile at Couchbase, where he is working on the Sync Gateway product. Sync Gateway is a sync server that enables Couchbase Server 2.0 and later to act as a replication endpoint for mobile apps running Couchbase Lite. Andy previously worked as a consultant on enterprise systems for Sony, Virgin Media, Vodafone and Oracle specialising in media asset management and telecoms.
Matthew is the Lead Developer Advocate at Couchbase in EMEA, where he helps to grow the Couchbase community and works with developers to build scalable, low latency back-ends for their software projects.
Gerald Sangudi leads the Query Engineering team at Couchbase, which is creating N1QL, the upcoming query language and engine for the Couchbase distributed document database. Gerald has been building enterprise software for over 20 years. He started out building data mining and visualization software at Silicon Graphics, and went on to build more software at VMware, Healtheon/WebMD, Yahoo!, Loopt, and 23andMe. He studied Computer Science and Engineering at MIT, and holds several patents.
Marty Schoch is a Software Engineer at Couchbase. Marty is the author of the Couchbase Plug-in for Elasticsearch and early versions of N1QL. Marty is also a core contributor to the Couchbase Go SDK and has worked on many experimental Couchbase Labs projects using go. Currently Marty is researching new index technology for future versions of Couchbase. Marty holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Chiyoung Seo is a Software Architect at Couchbase and mainly works on caching, replication, and storage engines. His recent focus is to develop the next generation of a storage engine that is optimized for Solid State Drives (SSD). Before Couchbase, he worked at Yahoo! for two years and participated in developing the next generation of display advertising platform. Chiyoung received his Ph.D. degree from Computer Science Department at University of Southern California in 2008 and published dozens of papers in the area of software architecture, distributed systems, and database.
Sundar Sridharan is a senior software developer in the caching and storage layer at Couchbase with main focus on the ForestDB initiative. He is interested in enterprise storage and system technologies. Prior to Couchbase, he spent 5 years in Oracle’s Exadata team implementing several features in the database kernel and storage layer. Before Oracle he spent a summer in the hosted infrastructure team at VMware. Sundar has a masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Raju is a QE Director at Couchbase. He is well versed with managing teams of various sizes and especially in testing distributed systems. He has around 20 years of industry experience working in various technology companies like Gupta SQLBase, Zaplet, Plumtree, BEA Systems and Oracle. He holds a MS in Computer Science from University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana and has done his BS in Mechanical Engineering from India.
Timothy Stephan leads the product marketing team at Couchbase. He has previously held senior product positions at VMware, Oracle, and Siebel Systems, and several successful startups. His current work is focused on articulating the great benefits of Couchbase NoSQL solutions – defining a customer journey and identifying use cases that unlock value for our customers.
Pasin is a Sr. Software Engineer at Couchbase for Couchbase Mobile. Prior, he was an engineer at Oracle where he led development of the Mobile User Interface rendering framework for Oracle Sales Cloud iOS and Android application.
Steve Yen is a world-class technologist and successful entrepreneur with a track record of founding and building groundbreaking companies. Prior to Couchbase, Steve co-founded Escalate, and architected its unique, multitenant e-commerce and order management software-as-a-service application. Previously, Steve co-founded Kiva Software, where he was a key part of the technology team that created the world’s first application server with high-scale deployments at E*Trade, Bank of America and Sabre. Steve holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Qi Zhu is a product manager at Couchbase. Before joining Couchbase, Qi worked at Expedia as program manager and Amazon as software developer. At Couchbase, Qi is responsible for driving performance and scalability initiatives. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from University of Connecticut.
Brian Harrington, also known as Redbeard, is a principal architect at CoreOS. He is developer, hacker, and technical writer in the areas of open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of classical anarchism to present new ideas in organizational hierarchies for software development. He has been featured on Al Jazeera as an expert in the field of computer security, and has been seen and heard on Bloomberg Television and National Public Radio. He currently resides in Oakland, CA and was grudgingly elected president of the hackerspace HacDC.
John Tripier is responsible for driving business development and strategic partnership initiatives at Databricks. Prior to this, John was VP business development at Pepperdata, a software platform solving the Hadoop multi-tenancy problems. While at Xerox PARC, John managed the market strategy team that was in charge of designing and executing go-to-market strategies for the whole portfolio of technologies. John received his MBA from Dauphine University in Paris, France.
Jim is Vice President of Products & Marketing and Chief Privacy Officer at Metanautix. He also serves on the The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, providing advice at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the DHS Chief Privacy Officer. Most recently, Jim was Vice President, Data Systems at inome and the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intelius.
A full-stack technologist/evangelist with over 20 years of experience finding simple solutions to complicated challenges from the startup to the enterprise and everything in between.
Vladimir Atanasov has been in the industry for more than 10 years, a full stack developer with experience in backend and frontend. Vladimir has been working with Android for the past 4 years
Nick has over 15 years of experience in technology in a variety of roles, including Sales and Product Management and has spent the last 2 years working with partners and customers who use the Informatica Cloud platform to solve their important data management problems.
Mike Bluestein is a Senior Mobile Architect for Think Ahead Software. He is an internationally recognized expert on the Xamarin platform, and one of the first users of Xamarin. iOS, dating back to the pre-Xamarin days when the product was called MonoTouch. As an early Xamarin employee, both as the documentation lead and later a developer evangelist, he taught many of Xamarin’s employees how to build Xamarin applications, as well as several of Xamarin’s larger customers. The majority of the content in the Xamarin Developer Center was initially created by Mike. Mike also authored the book Learning MonoTouch: A Hands-On Guide to Building iOS Applications with C# and .NET, from Addison-Wesley, which has been published internationally in multiple languages, as well as a MonoTouch course for AppDev. Previously Mike worked on a variety of engineering applications ranging from CAD software, to distributed 3D content systems. Before working exclusively as a software engineer, Mike was an aerospace engineer who did aerodynamic design for jet engines.
Bryan Cantrill is CTO at Joyent, where he has led development of Joyent’s SmartOS and SmartDataCenter products. Bryan has spent over fifteen years working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser and much in between. Bryan led the team that designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that won the Wall Street Journal’s top Technology Innovation Award in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008. Bryan has spoken at many industry conferences, including USENIX, LISA, OSCON, Velocity and Surge.
Didier Caron is passionate professional who enjoys working on a broad variety of systems that are deployed on-premises or in the cloud. He has worked as a consultant for the past 10 years for companies ranging in size from start-ups to multinationals. Didier keeps up with the latest technologies and occasionally writes articles for a dutch .NET magazine about the latest development skills and possibilities.
Chad is Avalon’s Vice President of Engineering and Solution Architecture. He has over 15 years of experience in Software Development and IT and is responsible for consulting on open source and alternative technologies for Fortune 500 companies and startups. During his tenure, Chad has been responsible for full lifecycle development and delivery of large-scale projects across Microsoft and open source technologies. His career spans the financial, regulatory, wagering, government and media industries. Prior to joining Avalon, Chad was Vice President of Technology at Patheos.com. He previously served as Vice President of Software Engineering at Springbok Services, Inc and as Director of Engineering at TVG (Wagering).
Ewen Cheslack-Postava is an Engineer at Confluent working on systems that make it easy to work with realtime streaming data at large scales. Previously he received his Ph.D. from Stanford, where his work focused on distributed systems for scalable spatial query processing in virtual worlds.
Danese Cooper has a 23-year history in the software industry and has long been an advocate for transparent development methodologies. Ms. Cooper joined PayPal in February 2014, and has held many leadership roles within the computer science sector. She has managed teams at Symantec and Apple Inc. and for six years served as Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun Microsystems before leaving to serve as Senior Director for Open Source Strategies at Intel. She advised on open source policy to the R community while at REvolution Computing (now Revolution Analytics), and she served from February 2010 to July 2011 as Chief Technical Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation. She currently runs a successful consultancy to companies wishing to pursue open source strategies, which has served the SETI Foundation, Harris Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among other clients. She is a director on the boards of the Drupal Association, and the Open Source Hardware Association, a board advisor for Mozilla and Ushahidi, and has served since 2005 as a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. She was a board member for 10 years at Open Source Initiative.
Shivaji is Sr Partner Engineer with Hortonworks. He has over 18 years of Software Development and Consulting Experience. He has held variety of Solutions Architect and Technology Consulting Roles at Oracle, Amberpoint, Sun, Marklogic. He has worked in the NOSQL space for past 10 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology.
Jeff Feng is a Product Manager at Tableau and leads their Big Data product roadmap, product strategy and new feature development to transform the way that people visualize data from Hadoop, NoSQL, Spark & Internet-scale cloud data sources. Prior to Tableau, Jeff was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. where he advised Fortune 500 high tech companies on their business, technology and product strategy, and a Program Manager at Apple where he helped with the launch of the iPhone 4. Jeff holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ivan Filho is one of original performance engineers on the Google Cloud Platform Performance team. His most recent project is PerfKit, an open-source toolset that includes both a benchmarking framework, and data visualization tool. The PerfKit Benchmarker runs and gathers results from a range of benchmarks across Google Compute Engine, AWS and Azure; The PerfKit Explorer allows data analysis via Google’s BiqQuery service. Ivan Filho works with customers and partners to deliver the best performance the Google Cloud Platform offers. He wrote an article on how to get sustained 1M writes/s using Cassandra on Google’s spinning media Persistent Disks, worked with Aerospike on a similar benchmark, and most recently with CouchBase on an experiment leveraging local SSD devices. In the past he worked on several large scale projects, including capacity planning and management for Google, the provisioning system for Microsoft SQL Azure, launched Bing.com, a couple of SQL Server versions, WinFS, as well as founded and broke his very own company. Ivan holds a Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science.
Sébastien has been working for Criteo since 2010. He’s an expert in C#, multi-threading, multi-tasking and performance optimization. Today he is the lead of the NoSQL DevOps team in charge of automating, monitoring, SDK development and expertise on distributed databases.
Benjamin (Jerry) Franz
Jerry Franz is known by many things: Gentleman, Scholar, Couchbase User, Caped-Crusader. But during the day he is a Senior SRE within LinkedIn product security group. For more info, contact Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fidencio Garrido. Technology addict. Principal Engineer at DirecTV, leading the technical design and development of Marketing Content and Business Rules Systems.
Amanda Gerdes is a data engineer with Blizzard Entertainment, focusing on the Blizzard Data Warehouse and its many supporting data pipelines. With eight years of experience in ETL development and management, she currently rounds out a team responsible for providing fast, accurate data at scale to Blizzard’s Business Intelligence team. Amanda holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley as well as an MBA and M.S. in Systems Engineering from Loyola Marymount University. Whenever she catches herself thinking that maybe she’s not doing too badly at this “life” thing, she looks up her World of Warcraft playtime in the data warehouse and is humbled once again.
Arun Gowda leads technology partner business development at Vormetric. Arun works closely with technology partners that integrate Vormetric solutions to deliver comprehensive solutions encompassing data-security. Arun has been focused on security for over 16 years including senior roles at Check Point Software Technologies and LogLogic (Tibco). Arun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Senior Solutions Architect
Perry Krug is a Solutions Architect at Couchbase working with customers in all capacities to aid in their experiences with Couchbase. He has an expertise in networking, enterprise storage, Web 2.0 infrastructure and NoSQL databases.@perrykrug