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2013

Vid Luther
Vid Luther is the CEO and Founder of ZippyKid, the most reliable WordPress Hosting platform for businesses. For more tips, tricks and myth busting information, head over to the ZippyKid blog.

Hartley Brody
I'm a 20-something, full-stack web developer. Author of Marketing for Hackers and The Ultimate Guide to Web Scraping.

Justin Dorfman
Justin (@jdorfman) is a Developer Advocate for MaxCDN. He maintains BootstrapCDN.com which serves all objects (css, js & images) for free.

Peter McLachlan
Peter is a co­founder and the Chief Architect at Mobify. His background in HCI research and large­scale system architecture drives the evolution of Mobify's Mobile Cloud. On sunny days, Peter leads workouts on Mobify's rooftop patio.

Alexander Podelko
For the last sixteen 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 Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence (a.k.a. Hyperion) products. Alex periodically talks and writes about performance-related topics, advocating tearing down silo walls between different groups of performance professionals. He blogs at http://alexanderpodelko.com/blog and can be found on Twitter as @apodelko.

Adam Bradley
Adam Bradley is a developer for Codiqa, which is a powerful drag-and-drop builder for creating cross-platform mobile apps and websites, built by Drifty Co. He is also the founder of CDN Connect, which is a tool to automatically optimize and reduce image file sizes, resize and crop images, and automate deployments of static files to a CDN. Swing by and say hello on twitter.

Mike Cunsolo
Product Strategy and Marketing Manager at CDNify

Daniel Page
Daniel Page is Vice President of Customer Relations at AHosting. Since 2002, AHosting has established one of the web’s premier solutions for reseller web hosting, multiple IP hosting, dedicated servers, and VPS hosting. For more information, visit http://www.aseohosting.com.

Justin Knierim
Justin Knierim is a DreamHost employee of over 7 years. He's seen his share of crazy usage and unusual queries. He assists customers in getting their sites running optimally on our various hosting options. Originally got his start in the Linux world after successfully rolling his own operating system via the Linux From Scratch online book. He highly recommends it to anyone who wants to know what makes Linux tick.

Andrew Cholakian
Andrew Cholakian is a Software Developer living in Los Angeles CA, working for Pose. He loves hacking on open source software, most of which is up on his GitHub account.

Austin Gunter
Writing off into the sunset...Austin is a social architect. Connector, Content, Community. @wpengine. The revolution will be inside our hearts. Follow him @austingunter

Philip Tellis
Philip Tellis is the Chief RUM Distiller at SOASTA where he works on mPulse. mPulse helps site owners measure the real user perceived performance of their site in real time and visualize correlations between performance and business metrics like conversions, revenue, lolcats and more. You can use mPulse for free by signing up at http://www.soasta.com/free. Philip is also the author of the boomerang JavaScript library.

Brad Canham
Brad Canham (@BradCanham) is the VP of Sales and Marketing at 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. 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.

Juho Vepsäläinen
Juho (@bebraw) is a business oriented web developer with an artistic twist. He participates in open source development through various projects of his own. One of these, jswiki, lead to the birth of jster.net. Currently he is working as a freelancer.

Joshua Mervine
Joshua Mervine (@mervinej) has spent the last 15 years working in Development and Operations, both as an individual contributor and manager. He currently leads the Dev Ops team for http://www.yellowpages.com. Joshua is passionate about open source and maintains a blog (mervine.net) where he shares his experiences and projects.

Graeme Caldwell
About Graeme Caldwell -- Graeme works as an inbound marketer for Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento and WordPress hosting. Follow Nexcess on Twitter at @nexcess, Like them on Facebook and check out their tech/hosting blog, http://blog.nexcess.net/.

Evan Daniels
Evan Daniels is the Technical Writer and Content Editor for DNS Made Easy, a leading provider of DNS hosting. You can find more of Evan's writing on the DNS Made Easy blog, which covers the latest in security, DNS, and Enterprise IT. Follow DNS Made Easy on Twitter at @dnsmadeeasy, and check out all the services they offer at http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com.

Andy Hawkes
Andy Hawkes is the creator of Loadster, a cloud-hybrid solution for load and stress testing web applications and services. A software developer and consultant by trade, performance has been a recurring theme throughout Andy's career. He lives in the Arizona desert during the cool months and escapes to the mountains or the coast during the summer. Time is precious, but Andy can occasionally be found wasting it on Twitter as @azhawkes.

Doug Sillars
Doug Sillars (@dougsillars) has been a member of the AT&T Developer Program for the last 10 years. He currently leads a team of outreach engineers who are training developers in best practices for mobile performance. The tools and best practices developed at AT&T help developers make mobile apps run faster, use less data and less battery.

2012

David Henzel
@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.

Alois Reitbauer
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.

Stoyan Stefanov
Stoyan Stefanov (phpied.com, @stoyanstefanov) is a Facebook engineer. Previously at Yahoo! he was the creator of the smush.it online image optimization tool and architect of YSlow 2.0. Book author (JavaScript Patterns, Object-Oriented JavaScript), contributor (Even Faster Web Sites, High-Performance JavaScript) and editor (Web Performance Daybook, vol.2). Speaker (Velocity, JSConf, Fronteers) and a guitar virtuoso wannabe.

Jeremy Bieger
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.

Frederick Townes
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.

Brad Canham
Brad Canham (@BradCanham) is the VP of Sales and Marketing at 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. 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.

Samir Said
@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.

Alan Dyke
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.

Joshua Bixby
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.

Jerry Hall
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.

Hrafnhildur Smaradottir
Hrafnhildur Smaradottir is International Marketing Manager at Varnish Software and is located in Oslo, Norway. Varnish Software is the world's leading provider of open source web application acceleration software and helps customers make their websites fly.

Chris Coyier
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.

JP Castro
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.

Tom Daly
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).

Sergey Chernyshev
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.

Justin Dorfman
Justin (@jdorfman) is a Developer Advocate for MaxCDN. He maintains BootstrapCDN.com which serves all objects (css, js & images) for free.

Mark Tomlinson
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.

Peter van Westen
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!

Alexander Podelko
For the last sixteen 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 Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence (a.k.a. Hyperion) products. Alex periodically talks and writes about performance-related topics, advocating tearing down silo walls between different groups of performance professionals. He blogs at http://alexanderpodelko.com/blog and can be found on Twitter as @apodelko.

Grigore Raileanu
In 2004 Grigore (@GrigoreRaileanu) founded REMSYS, a profitable infrastructure management company. In 2010 started Noction, a network optimization product for content providers.

Drew Poland
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.

Chris Kelly
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.

Philip Tellis
Philip Tellis (@bluesmoon) is a geek who likes to make the computer do his work for him. As co-founder and CTO of Log-Normal (@log_normal), he analyses the impact of various design decisions on web application performance, scalability and security. He is also the lead developer of "boomerang" -- a JavaScript based web performance testing tool. Prior to LogNormal, Philip worked on the Exceptional Performance team at Yahoo!

Craig Hyde
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.

Jason Abate
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.

Carlos Bueno
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.

Mehdi Daoudi
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.