Speakers

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Ava Gaiety Wroten

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UI Engineer, Oncue

🐕 Canine pretending to be a web engineer 💻

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Blake Watson

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Frontend Engineer, MRI Technologies

Web tinkerer and coder with a disability working on projects for NASA. Enjoys code, design, cheap coffee, and side projects.

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Bryce Mullican

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Lead Coding Instructor/Head of Curriculum Jackson Location, Mississippi Coding Academies

Husband / Father / Developer / Teacher, Coding instructor @MSCodeAcademies Jxn

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Dacey Nolan

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Software Engineer - Publicist

Dacey is a self-taught frontend software engineer. She is a Women in Tech mentor and is passionate about making the web accessible for all.

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Debbie O'Brien

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Head Developer Advocate, Bit

Head Developer Advocate at Bit, (bit.dev). Over 10 years experience in Frontend development. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies, Google Developer Expert in web technologies, GitHub Star and Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, International Speaker and Teacher.

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Dijah McDonald

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Dijah is a React developer that loves to learn about security while sipping too much chai.

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Dustin Goodman

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Engineering Manager, This Dot Labs

Dustin Goodman is an engineer, tech speaker, and blogger with 10 years of experience in web development. He currently acts as an Engineering Manager at This Dot, and actively contributes free community resources through This Dot Media.

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Gant Laborde

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CIO of Infinite Red

Gant Laborde is an owner of Infinite Red, mentor, adjunct professor, published author, and award-winning speaker. For 20 years, he has been involved in software development and continues strong today. He is recognized as a Google Developer Expert in Web and Machine Learning, but informally he is an “open sourcerer” and aspires to one day become a mad scientist. He blogs, videos, and maintains popular repositories for the community. Follow Gant’s adventures at https://gantlaborde.com/

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Herbert "Satch" Brown

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Instructor, Mississippi Coding Academies

Satch is an instructor for the Mississippi Coding Academies, Jackson Campus. He has worked in nontraditional education for 15 years and has been a member of the academy since its inception in 2017.

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Jen Luker

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Senior Staff Frontend Engineer, Nav, Inc.

Jen Luker is a knitter, quilter, accessibility advocate and Senior Staff Engineer working to make the collection of the world's knowledge available to everyone.

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Justin Samuels

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Senior Software Engineer

Justin Samuels is a technologist and influencer of all things software engineering and underrepresented groups in technology. Having started Render-Atlanta to amplify developers' presence in the south, emphasizing culture and inclusion, Justin has become a pillar in the local Atlanta and global engineering community as a force to represent community building and engineering excellence. Justin has also started the Rebuild Black Business platform to amplify black-owned businesses' stories and treasures throughout the United States. He is also a full-time Senior Engineer at Mailchimp in Atlanta, where he helps empower small and medium-sized enterprises on their marketing platform.

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Kassian Wren

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Senior Developer Advocate, Zoom

Kassian is a senior developer advocate at Zoom by day, and a hardware hacker by night. They love javascript, making light-up clothing, and snuggling their cats.

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Ken Wheeler

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JavaScripteur - UI - Music Producer - Half of @theundefinedio

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Kent C. Dodds

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JavaScript Engineer and Trainer at Kent C. Dodds Tech LLC

Kent C. Dodds is a JavaScript engineer and teacher. He's also active in the open source community. He likes his family, JavaScript, and React.

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Michael Liendo

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Frontend/Serverless Consultant

Frontend Engineer and Serverless Practitioner. AWS Community Builder.

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Nader Dabit

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Developer Relations Engineer, Edge and Node

Developer, Author, Teacher, currently working as a Developer Relations Engineer at Edge and Node.

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Rachel Nabors

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React Core/Facebook

Rachel Nabors got into interaction development and web standards after an award winning career in web comics. Currently she works on learning resources and documentation on the React Core team at Facebook.

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Sara McCombs

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Software Engineer, Aiera

Sara is a published former research director turned software engineer and team lead at Aiera, as well as a community engagement leader at Project Alloy. She is also one of the original organizers, and a current community maintainer, at Virtual Coffee. Sara is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and has written frequently about her journey into tech. She has an M.Ag and a B.S.Ag from West Virginia University, and is a 2020 graduate of Flatiron School.

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Shawn Swyx Wang

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Head of Developer Experience, Temporal.io

swyx has worked on React and serverless JavaScript at Two Sigma, Netlify and AWS, and now serves as Head of Developer Experience at Temporal.io. He has started and run communities for hundreds of thousands of developers, like Svelte Society, /r/reactjs, and the React TypeScript Cheatsheet. His nontechnical writing was recently published in the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developers.

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Sia Karamalegos

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Web Developer

Sia Karamalegos is a developer, international conference speaker, and writer. She is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, a Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, and a Women Techmakers ambassador. She co-organizes GDG New Orleans and its marquee event, DevFest New Orleans. She is the founder and lead developer for Clio + Calliope Web Development and was recognized in the Silicon Bayou 100, the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

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Star Richardson

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Software Engineer, This Dot Labs

Former makeup artist turned self-taught TypeScript, React, and Python software engineer

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Tracy Lee

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CEO and Co-Founder, This Dot Labs

Organizer of This.JavaScript, Modern Web, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group, and RxWorkshop