Istanbul Tech Talks is a global developer conference gathering engineers for a day of deep-dive sessions on the hot topics in software engineering.
FRED GEORGE CONSULTING
Fred George is a developer and co-founder at Outpace Systems, and has been writing code for over 45 years in (by his count) over 70 languages.
He started ThoughtWorks University in Bangalore, India, based on a commercial programming training program he developed in the 90’s. An early adopter of OO and Agile, Fred continues to impact the industry with his leading edge ideas, most recently advocating MicroService Architectures and flat team structures (under the moniker of Programmer Anarchy). Oh, and he still writes code!
FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION
Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes.
The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today.
Software Development Consultant
Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process.
He is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series.
He is also editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.
Lead Software Engineer
Michele Titolo has been making iOS apps for over 6 years and is currently a Lead Software Engineer at Capital One.
She enjoys debugging, refactoring, and finding elegant solutions to difficult problems. Outside of work she is an Advisor to Women Who Code and an avid Doctor Who fan.
Simon Whitaker's career in software development has spanned everything from embedded software that he debugged with an oscilloscope to distributed systems running on server farms worldwide and many things in between.
He's now an engineering manager at Facebook London, where he supports a mobile development team within Protect and Care, the team responsible for making Facebook a safe place for over 1.5 billion people globally to be their authentic selves.
Hector Zarate is Spotify's own iOS cowboy. Besides working at some exciting features, he is also author of an internal framework in charge of rendering lots of Spotify in iOS.
On his spare time he occasionally develops his own apps, writes on iOSCowboy.com and tries to find the best milk chocolate bar in he world.
Björn Rabenstein is a SoundCloud engineer and one of the main developers of the Prometheus monitoring system. Prior to SoundCloud, he had spent seven years as a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. In a previous life, he was a scientist working on biomolecular modeling.
Sr. Software Engineer
Blake Meike is a passionate engineer, architect, and code poet. As both an author and instructor, he has taught thousands of people the art of writing Android apps that aren't toys. He has more than 20 years of coding experience, most of it with Java, building systems as large as Amazon's massively scalable AutoScaling service and as small as a pre-Android OSS Linux/Java based platform for cell-phones. He is author of Addison Weseley's definitive new book "Android Concurrency" and co-author of O'Reilly's bestselling "Programming Android" and Wiley's "Enterprise Android". Blake holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College and is a founding member of Twitter University.