Wed, 2015-01-07 18:09


Denise Jacobs

Keynote Talk:

Infinite Possibilities


Denise Jacobs evangelizes creativity, translating big concepts into insights that spur action through her presentations and writing. She founded The Creative Dose, A Creativity + Innovation Collective, to show organizations how to uplevel creative thinking and ideation, and teach techniques for idea generation and execution, processes to bust through creativity and innovation blocks, and methods for sustaining creative productivity.

Denise is the author of The CSS Detective Guide, and has written extensively on web design, creativity, and productivity. She is a frequent keynote speaker at technical, design, and creativity conferences.

Follow Denise on Twitter: @denisejacobs


Jesse Andrews

Keynote Talk:

An Open Planet


Jesse Andrews is currently building satellites at Planet Labs as VP of Product Engineering. He is a co-founder of OpenStack, where he serves on the Project Policy Board.

At OpenStack Jesse led the creation of the Nova Compute project. After writing a prototype, the Nova team open-sourced the project and introduced it to NASA's management, where it became a key component of the NASA Nebula platform.

Jesse's past activities include, Nebula, Inc., Rackspace Hosting, Anso Labs, and NASA Ames Research Center.

Follow Jesse on Twitter: @anotherjesse

Mark Reinhold

Keynote Talk:

Java 9 and Beyond


Mark Reinhold is the Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, where he works on the Java SE Platform, OpenJDK, and related projects. Like many in the Java community, he is actually an old Lisp hacker in disguise.

Mark was the lead engineer for the 1.2 and 5.0 releases, the specification lead for Java SE 6, and both the project and specification lead for JDK 7 and JDK 8. He currently leads the JDK 9 and Jigsaw Projects in the OpenJDK Community, where he also serves on the Governing Board.

Mark holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on garbage collection, compilation techniques, type systems, semantics, and the visualization and analysis of program performance, and where he found enlightenment in the true essence of the lambda nature. He speaks regularly at conferences, including Devoxx, FOSDEM, and JavaOne.

Follow Mark on Twitter: @mreinhold