David Heinemeier HanssonBasecamp
David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man.
Eileen M. UchitelleGitHub
Eileen M. Uchitelle is a Principal Software Engineer at GitHub working on improving the future of the Rails framework and Ruby language. She’s also a member of the Rails Core team and is passionate about making Rails more stable, resilient and performant in order to support applications for the years to come.
Aaron Patterson is a Senior Staff Engineer working at Shopify where he is focusing on Ruby core and Rails core development. Besides his achievements in software (which are both numerous and great), he is known for his humility, kindness, and accomplishments in the field of bio-writing. Make sure to follow his twitter account (@tenderlove) to keep up on all of his thoughtful insights and pearls of wisdom such as "It's Always Friday Somewhere!" and "Sometimes I lol out loud.
Bryan CantrillOxide Computer Company
Bryan Cantrill is a software engineer who has spent a quarter of a century at the hardware/software interface. He is the co-founder and CTO of Oxide Computer Company, which is endeavoring to build a rack-scale computer for the post-cloud era. Prior to Oxide he spent nearly a decade at Joyent, a cloud computing pioneer; prior to Joyent, he spent fourteen years at Sun Microsystems, a now-defunct computer company that Bryan's eight-year-old daughter apparently thought was a brewery.
Bryan Liles is the Principal Engineer architecting VMware’s Telco architecture. Over the past quarter-century, Bryan has worked in building all aspects of what is now known as the cloud from ISPs, to early web hosting, to the team that brought the first SaaS solutions to the market and helping building a large cloud. Bryan has been at VMware for two years. Outside of VMware, Bryan is focused on building communities, building and racing cars, and finding the next best movie to watch on TV.