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Aaron Peters (@aaronpeters) is the co-founder of CDN Planet and an independent web performance consultant based in The Netherlands. He is a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, father of 3 girls and will kick your butt in a snowboard contest anytime.
Aaron Kulick is an guerilla engineer currently working inside the platform team of @WalmartLabs. He first came to the web performance community thinking it was just another data point in his previous life as systems engineer, but quickly found himself moonlighting on projects linking synthetic performance and browser automation with real user monitoring (R.U.M.). Aaron is also the founder of the San Francisco & Silicon Valley Web Performance Group (www.sfwebperf.org) which is fast approaching the completion of its second year and is the largest Web Performance group outside of Velocity. He tweets occasionally as @GoFastWeb.
Alan Dyke has a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, and over 20 years experience working as a software engineer. He has worked in academia, in the defense industry, and in manufacturing. For most of his career, Dr Dyke has been developing for the web. He is currently a senior engineer at Neustar in the Web Performance Management Group.
For the last fifteen years Alex Podelko has worked as a performance engineer and architect for several companies. Currently he is Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle, responsible for performance testing and optimization of Hyperion products. Alex serves as a director for the Computer Measurement Group (CMG) http://cmg.org, a volunteer organization of performance and capacity planning professionals. He blogs at http://alexanderpodelko.com/blog and can be found on Twitter as @apodelko.
Alois Reitbauer (@aloisreitbauer) works as Technology Strategist for dynaTrace software and heads the dynaTrace Center of Excellence. As a major contributor to dynaTrace Labs technology he influences the companies future technological direction. Besides his engineering work he supports Fortune 500 companies in implementing successful performance management.
Buddy Brewer is the Co-Founder and CEO of LogNormal, a company that helps people measure, diagnose, and solve web performance issues. Prior to LogNormal Buddy spent ten years in the web performance monitoring industry building monitoring tools and helping some of the largest web sites in the world solve emerging performance challenges.
Brad Canham is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Dotcom-Monitor (@Dotcom_Monitor). He's passionate about leading an organization that believes deeply in the principle of “constant improvement” and delivers that to its users via web performance monitoring. He blogs at http://www.dotcom-monitor.com/blog/ and organizes the Web Performance-Minneapolis/St. Paul Meetup group http://www.meetup.com/Web-Performance-Minneapolis-St-Paul/members/46734772/ When he's not talking and writing about constantly improving performance, he enjoys spending time with his family, racing in Ironman triathlons, snowshoes races, sipping craft beers, and reading everything, everywhere, all-the-time.
Carlos (@Archivd) is an engineer at Facebook, where he paints on the go-faster stripes. Previously he worked at Yahoo and several dearly-departed startups including Spock Networks, Terespondo and Archivd. One long-term project is to build a network of independent, redundant, internet archives.
Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) is a real world web designer who has been reaching for WordPress to power client sites for many years. He subscribes to the theory that not only is WordPress capable of powering any website it is almost always the right choice.
Chris Kelly works as a Developer/Evangelist at @NewRelic. He is an active Rubyist and Open Source advocate. Prior to New Relic, Chris was the CTO for a leading eCommerce platform for the publishing industry. Follow him at Twitter at @amateurhuman.
Craig (@craighyde) is responsible for product management, marketing, sales, and operations at Rigor. Craig was previously a Solution Consultant for Compuware/Gomez where he designed and implemented application performance solutions for the Fortune 100. Before that, he provided the Fortune 1000 and government agencies with systems to test and manage their networks as Regional Sales Manager for Network Orange. Craig is active in the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech and can be found on the pitch with Atlanta Old White Rugby Football Club.
@davidhenzel -> Marketing geek living in sunny Los Angeles. VP of Marketing @NetDNA / @MaxCDN providing Content Delivery Network Services for the masses. Very passionate about startups and online marketing.
Hailing from "Charm City," Baltimore, MD. Drew Poland (@bmoredrew) is a WordPress Developer and Consultant, lover of Argyle, and connoisseur of Coffee. Currently cultivating an awe-inspiring beard... one that would even make Zeus jealous. You can find out more about Drew at his WordPress Developer blog.
Frederick Townes was the Founding Chief Technical Officer of Mashable, one of the top independent media sites worldwide and is currently the Senior Technical Advisor. As a search / social media marketer and WordPress consultant, Frederick’s projects typically include WordPress as a core element. One of his largest contributions to the WordPress community was his web performance optimization framework W3 Total Cache. Since 2003 his agency W3 EDGE has assisted startups and well-known brands like: ASOS, Adorama, AIGA, Brian Solis, Center for Disease Control, Constant Contact, CVS Pharmacy, Envato, Hyatt, Jonathan Snook, Kodak, Lord & Taylor, Mashable, Microsoft, Neil Patel, Pearsonified, R.E.I., Sanyo, Sherwin Williams, Smashing Magazine, Southwest Airlines, Staples, Sony, Weight Watchers, Yahoo, Yoast and others. He is also a serial web entrepreneur and technologist. One of his recent projects, W3 MARKUP, launched in 2007, was acquired after only 11 short months prior to his moving to Florence, Italy in 2008. Frederick currently splits time in Boston still where he focuses on his latest project Placester as a co-founder.
In 2004 Grigore (@GrigoreRaileanu) founded REMSYS, a profitable infrastructure management company. In 2010 started Noction, a network optimization product for content providers.
Jason Abate (@jasonabate) is a Chicago-based entrepreneur and founder of Panopta, offering advanced monitoring services to online businesses and service providers. Having worked in the hosting and infrastructure world since before the first Internet boom, he has designed and operated infrastructure from individual websites to globally-redundant systems distributed across three continents.
Jeremy Bieger (@jeremybieger) is the founder of UberTags, a tag management system that improves website load time and maintainability related to managing third-party code snippets.
Josh Fraser (@joshfraser) is the co-founder and CEO of Torbit, a company that automates front-end optimizations that are proven to increase the speed of your website. Josh graduated from Clemson University with a BS in computer science and previously founded a company called EventVue. He currently lives in Mountain View and is obsessed with speed.
Jerry brings more than 25 years of technical, marketing and executive management experience, much of which with venture-backed high tech companies. Most recently, Jerry was the principal consultant of Forge Strategic Marketing where he provided strategic and marketing consulting to high-tech start-up companies such as Amartus, AirHop Communications, RightWave, Tesaria, Jibe Networks, Rotor Communications, Antara Systems, and others.
Joshua Bixby is president of Strangeloop, which provides website acceleration solutions to companies like eBay/PayPal, Visa, Petco, Wine.com, and O’Reilly Media. Joshua also maintains the blog Web Performance Today, which explores issues and ideas about site speed, user behavior, and website optimization.
JP Castro (@jphpsf) is a front end engineer living in San Francisco. He's passionate about web development and specifically web performance. He blogs at http://blog.jphpsf.com and co-organizes the San Francisco performance meetup (http://www.sfwebperf.org). When he's not talking about performance, he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, sipping craft beers, consuming a full jar of nutella and playing video games.
Justin (@jdorfman) is a Developer Advocate for NetDNA. Before NetDNA he was a Jr. Systems Engineer at Mahalo.com Inc. He recently launched BootstrapCDN.com which serves all objects (css, js & images) for free.
Lane Joplin is responsible for social media and community building within Neustar’s Enterprise Services Division. You can follow her on Twitter, @lanejoplin.
Mark Tomlinson (@mtomlins) is a performance engineering and software testing consultant. His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his interest for software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. That first test project sought to prevent trains from running into each other -- and Mark has metaphorically been preventing “train wrecks” for his customers for the past 20 years. He has broad experience with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance.
Mehdi (@mdaoudi) is the founder and CEO of Catchpoint. The Catchpoint vision is to provide the best IT analytics & intelligence to help companies improve their end user performance, and keep an eye on their infrastructure and vendors.
Patrick Meenan (@patmeenan) created WebPagetest while working at AOL and now works at Google with the team that is working to make the web faster.
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Peter (@NoNumber_nl) is the owner of NoNumber, one of the leading Joomla! extension providers. Because Peter is the owner he can give himself posh useless titles, like: Director, President, Lead Developer, General Manager, CEO, CMO, CPO, C-3P0 and 'The Man'. Peter earns a living from the sales, meaning he can fully focus on the development and support of the Joomla! extensions. NoNumber also created the extension CDN for Joomla!
Sergey Chernyshev (@sergeyche) organizes New York Web Performance Meetup and helps other performance enthusiasts around the world start meetups in their cities. Sergey volunteers his time to run @perfplanet twitter companion to PerfPlanet site. He is also an open source developer and author of a few web performance-related tools including ShowSlow, SVN Assets, drop-in .htaccess and more.
@samir_said_that is VP of Sales at @NetDNA and loves everything about entrepreneurship, web speed, python/django. Samir is an avid performance tester with a passion for sales. Prior to NetDNA, Samir bootstrapped IXWebhosting.com together with his siblings, which provides shared hosting services to over 500,000 domains.
Tom (@sh1mmer) is the principal consultant at Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, who help make web sites really rather fast. He is currently working with Walmart Labs on their Mobile products. Tom co-authored Up and Running with Node.js and lives in San Francisco, CA.
Tom (@tomdyninc) is one of the founders of Dyn, and over the years worked hard to earn the title of CTO. He is a technologist who is passionate about performance and optimization of DNS and Email Delivery services, and happens to have a particular knowledge of how the Internet backbone works at scale. He has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).