Jason Olson is a software engineer passionate about distributed computing and cloud-based technology. He is a full stack developer at Concur, and formerly a Technical Evangelist and Program Manager at Microsoft. Outside of work, he is a father of two and loving husband. He loves building back-end systems that are distributed, can scale, and are fault-tolerant and reliable. He has delivered talks at Microsoft //build/ (2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015), Tech Ed, internal Microsoft conferences, and many... more .NET user groups. He has also appeared as a guest on podcasts like .NET Rocks and Hanselminutes.
Austin is a founding director of Sixty North, a software consulting,
training, and application development company. A native of Texas, in
2008 Austin moved to Stavanger, Norway where he helped develop
industry-leading oil reservoir modeling software in C++ and Python.
Prior to that he worked at National Instruments developing LabVIEW, at
Applied Research Labs (Univ. of Texas at Austin) developing sonar
systems for the U.S. Navy, and at a number of telecommunications
companies. He is an ex... moreperienced presenter and teacher, having spoken
at a number of conferences, software groups, and internal corporate
venues. Austin is also an active member of the open source community,
contributing regularly to various Python and Emacs projects, and he's
the founder of Stavanger Software Developers, one of the largest and
most active social software groups in Stavanger. Austin holds a Master
of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at
Robert Smallshire is a founder of Sixty North, a software product and consulting business in Norway. Robert has worked in senior architecture and technical management roles for software companies in the energy sector processing the masses of information flowing from today's digital oil fields. He has designed, and implemented effective architectures for sophisticated scientific and enterprise software in Python, C++, and C#. Robert is a regular speaker at conferences, meetups and corporate softw... moreare events where he can be found speaking about topics as diverse as behavioral microeconomics in software development to implementing web services on 8-bit microcontrollers. He is organizer of the Oslo Python group and holds a Ph.D. in a natural science.
Tom is a staff author at Pluralsight helping to develop Hands-On content. Tom's background in software development, UI/UX, and instructional design was developed over the years while working as a faculty member at the School of Computing at Weber State University in Utah, and continues to grow as he develops Projects and Labs for Pluralsight. When he's not creating content to allow learners to gain real-life experience, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Sarah just finished her PhD in Computer Science and in that process found two loves: inventing things and teaching. Working at Pluralsight allows her to do what she loves and work with some amazing people. When she's not teaching she's outside, enjoying the Florida sunshine with her family.
Hugo E. Valle is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Weber State University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2008 and MSc. in Physics in 2006, both from Vanderbilt University (Nashville TN). His research interests are in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), Data Visualization, Software Development for particle detectors, sensors, microelectronics, and embedded systems, as well as computational science. Hugo enjoys to developed object-oriented software based on C/C++, Python, Per... morel and other UNIX-related languages. He also enjoys development of applications for data visualization on big displays. During his time as a graduate student, he worked on the reconstruction of real and simulated data using parallel computing in an advance-computing center. After graduate school, he worked in industry for a software payment solutions company. On his free time he enjoys spending time with his family biking and skiing. He also loves to play board games and watch soccer games.
Matt Harrison has been using Python since 2000.
He runs MetaSnake, a Python and Data Science consultancy and corporate training shop. In the past, he has worked across the domains
of search, build management and testing, business intelligence, and
He has presented and taught tutorials at conferences such as Strata, SciPy, SCALE,
PyCON, and OSCON as well as local user conferences.
He blogs at ``hairysun.com`` and occasionally tweets useful Python
related information at ``@__mharrison_... more_``.
Although Jon spent the first few years of his professional life as an attorney, he quickly
found chasing bits more interesting than chasing ambulances. He first worked at the
University of Minnesota, building a financial reporting Web site using ASP and SQL Server,
specializing in automatic integration between multiple data stores. Since joining the training
industry in 1999, Jon has devoted his time to working on various projects while migrating
from the world of ASP and COM to the world of .NE... moreT, ASP.NET, and Web Services, and
now into the world of mobile devices. During this part of Jon’s career he wrote
RESTFul.NET for O’Reilly, Essential ASPfor Addison-Wesley, and co-authored Mastering
Visual Studio.NETfor O’Reilly.
Since 2011, Jon has been concentrating on the mobile world. Working mainly in iOS, Jon
has helped numerous companies create and transform mobile teams into teams that can
create, build, test, and deploy mobile applications with ease.
Augmented Reality is another one of Jon’s current passions, along with Beacons and IoT.
Jon is excited for the next phase of mobile development and exploring how technology can
not only entertain us, but help create a connected world where smart devices start to
perform tasks that are difficult and time-consuming.
Axel Sirota is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with a deep interest in Deep Learning and Machine Learning Operations. He has a Masters degree in Mathematics and after researching in Probability, Statistics and Machine Learning optimisation, he works as an AI and Cloud Consultant as well as being an Author and Instructor at Pluralsight, Develop Intelligence, and O'Reilly Media.
Emily Bache is an independent consultant and technical coach specializing in automated testing and agile methods. Emily works daily with development teams helping them to improve their automated tests and raise code quality. Emily is the author of "Technical Coaching with the Samman method" and "The Coding Dojo Handbook: a practical guide to creating a space where good programmers can become great programmers".
Emily spent many years working at AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceuticals co... morempany. There she led a team of developers building and extending a high-performance distributed system written in Python. Emily was proud to receive AstraZeneca's "Global Scientific and Technical Achievement Award" for her work. Since then she has developed automated testing strategies for software products at several other multinational companies.
After years of working in software development, Reindert-Jan Ekker switched to teaching programmers in 2010 and never looked back. He authors Pluralsight courses and teaches classes about Python, data science, devops (among others). Even though he squeezes some development jobs in here and there, teaching is his real passion and he is looking forward to share this passion with you.