Paul is a practical and experienced software developer and architect. He leads in a practical hands-on manner and loves to share his experiences with the broader community.
Paul has worked across a broad range of business sectors. He also has been involved in a number of successful startups solving complex software and hardware issues.
He runs the Dublin Big Data and IoT meetup. He also has spent half of his career in IoT hardware design. Currently Paul is running his own business consulting wit... moreh high profile companies to solve and help integrate cloud-based big data platforms. He has a lot of DevOps, Infrastructure, and Software Development experience. Paul also consults with the European Space Agency and local Universities in Dublin, Ireland
Emilio Melo is a globetrotting IT professional with projects in over 15 countries, mostly focused on Microsoft software. After 15 years of On Premises experience in Infrastructure, Data and Collaboration, he became fascinated by Cloud technologies and the incredible transformation potential it brings.
Coach helps leaders recharge their batteries and gain new skills through energizing and interactive presentations that have immediate real-world impact. He's taught tens of thousands of corporate, military, and government IT people around the world, and he's been trained as a clown by a Ringling Bros. veteran--not a combination you can find just anywhere. He combines his vast experience in pragmatic training with his over-the-top energy to create the "infotainment" style his fans know and love.
Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providing ... morehigh-quality content for technical skill development. Loonycorn is working on developing an engine (patent filed) to automate animations for presentations and educational content.
Jared Rhodes has been working in technology for about 10 years. When he started his education, he didn't consider any of the aspects of software development. For his major, he studied physics. Once he graduated, the job market thought his skills were geared towards software development more than physics. His career started at a solar power installer. It was the same as most careers, fixing web pages and batch jobs. After that, he moved into insurance for a year writing a rating engine to give ra... moretes for insurance. Next, he moved into consulting for ~6 years doing everything from mobile, web, services, cloud, in-house, offshore, sales, etc. Now he can consult on projects independently and make videos for Pluralsight!
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.
Neeraj is an Azure Enthusiast, Enterprise Architect, and Technical Program Manager. With an IT experience spanning 21 years, Neeraj is leading high-end programs focused on digital and cloud services by architecting and designing solutions and infrastructure on Azure that includes, but not limited to Cognitive Services, Data Science, IoT, Cloud Migrations, etc. to benefit business by maximizing their RoI. Neeraj is a certified Azure Architect, Administrator, and IoT Developer and is passionate ab... moreout authoring real-world problem-solving courses on Azure to help organizations and learners in their cloud endeavors.
Bismark believes that education is no longer a one-time investment, but instead a lifelong pursuit and that great authors and mentors can play an invaluable role in finding and developing a fulfilling career.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering specializing in Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Distributed computing. He taught courses in robotics and computer vision as a student leader whiles in school, and interned and consulted for the British Counci... morel as a Software Engineer and Project Assistant.
He currently works as a Business Intelligence and Big Data developer doubling up as a Data Scientist at Ecobank eProcess International S.A. developing machine learning models some of which includes the Customer360 model consisting of a customer segmentation model, customer churn model, and customer cross selling (product recommendation) model.
He has enterprise level knowledge in data integration for BI & Data Management domain applications.
Ravikiran is an independent cloud consultant and author focused on developing solutions in Microsoft Azure. His interests include everything in the cloud space, DevOps and Machine Learning with contributions in domains like Healthcare, Banking and Web Analytics. He is very passionate about the latest and futuristic technologies and constantly updates himself with the current technology trends. He works at the intersection of education and technology. In spare time, he likes going on long road tr... moreips with family and friends.
Mike has Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Psychology. He started his career as a middle school psychologist prior to moving into the information technology space. His love of computers resulted in him spending many additional hours working on computers while studying for his master's degree in Statistics. His current areas of interests include Machine Learning, Data Engineering and SQL Server. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Xavier is very passionate about teaching, helping others understand search and Big Data. He is also an entrepreneur, project manager, technical author, trainer, and holds a few certifications with Cloudera, Microsoft, and the Scrum Alliance, along with being a Microsoft MVP. He has spent a great deal of his career working on cutting-edge projects with a primary focus on .NET, Solr, and Hadoop among a few other interesting technologies. Throughout multiple projects, he has acquired skills to deal... more with complex enterprise software solutions, working with companies that range from startups to Microsoft. Xavier also worked as a worldwide v-trainer/evangelist for Microsoft.
Mike is a seasoned software developer, IT guy, cloud architect, IoT fanatic, and overall gadget hound. He is currently a freelance developer, DevOps engineer, author, trainer, and speaker. Mike has worked in many industries including finance/trading systems, cable television/interactive TV, GIS, healthcare, social media, and genomics.
Mike’s background has historically been in Microsoft solutions, having built those systems since the days of DOS all the way through .NET and Azure. He holds ove... morer 17 active Microsoft certifications in Azure, C#, development, and also multiple AWS certifications in development. Mike is also a Linux fan and has built almost everything in the last 5+ years using C# or Python on Linux.
When not using computers, Mike spends his time helping his son with his undergrad astronomy degree (and performing amateur astronomy), cheering on his wife who is working on her own media degree, and exploring the wilds of Montana with his Braque D’Auvergn “Bleu”
David is a Webby Award winning cloud development consultant that focuses on cloud native web, mobile, and IoT applications. For over fifteen years as a consultant David has led custom software development on emerging platforms for companies such as FedEx, AT&T, Sony Music, Intel, Comcast, Herman Miller, Principal Financial, and Adobe (as well as many others).
David regularly writes and speaks on the digital landscape with published works for O'Reilly and Lynda.com. He has written for Mashable,... more Smashing Magazine, and VentureBeat, and he has spoken at events like AdTech, Interop, and Adobe Max.
Steph is a data scientist by trade, and now runs two businesses that focus on helping businesses adopt data science and AI. She spends a large amount of her free time on improving the skills of the tech community at large, whether that's via presenting, organizing conferences, or writing books. Due to her focus and community work, Steph is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional in AI and the Data Platform -- one of only three people in the world to hold this combination.
Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and
Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN. His professional
specialties include Microsoft Azure, cross-platform PowerShell, and all
things Windows Server-related. You can reach Tim via Twitter
(@TechTrainerTim), LinkedIn or his blog, AzureDepot.com.