Digbeth, August 30 - September 1 2013


Syd Lawrence

Syd Lawrence is cofounder of We Make Awesome Sh, and is a developer evangelist at Twilio. He's a developer who is interested in too much tech to be particularly good at any of them. He makes stuff for fun, for profit, for lols. He's made things for companies such as Coca Cola and Microsoft, and musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Swedish House Mafia, and Kylie Minogue.

Lorna Mitchell

Lorna is an independent web development consultant, author and trainer based in Leeds, UK. Her books include "PHP Master" and "PHP Web APIs", and she is also published regularly at a number of outlets including netmagazine and of course her own blog lornajane.net. Lorna has spoken at technical events around the world on technical topics around PHP and APIs, regularly delivers technical training sessions and is also active as a mentor with PHPWomen.org. She is an experienced event organiser and speaker, having hosted the Dutch PHP Conference and co-founded the PHP North West conference and user group. In her spare time, she leads the joind.in open source project, which provides a platform for real-time, public feedback at community events.

John Stevenson

A developer advocate for Heroku and Salesforce. Coaches lean & agile techniques (especially kanban, ToC, BDD) and Clojure functional programming.

Peter Bourgon

Peter Bourgon is a distributed systems developer working on search and discovery problems for SoundCloud.

Phil Leggetter

Phil @leggetter is a Developer Evangelist at Caplin Systems where he's leading the project to open source BladeRunnerJS. He's the co-author of Realtime Web Apps: With HTML5 WebSocket, PHP, and jQuery and writes articles for Smashing Magazine, .net magazine, Programmable Web, on his own blog and anywhere else he gets an opportunity to create content. Phil's passions include developer experience, customer service are helping people realise the benefits of realtime web technologies, and then use them to build the next generation of interactive and engaging web apps.

Cristiano Betta

Cristiano is a Developer Evangelist at PayPal and event organiser at Geeks of London. He loves to code in Ruby, Rails and JavaScript. He appreciates web standards, continuous integration, distributed version control systems, test driven development, and good coffee.

George Ornbo

George is a full-stack JavaScript developer. He is the author of "Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 hours" and is currently working on an online gambling startup.

Joe Littlejohn

A software guy with 10 years' experience in the industry. Currently a principal engineer at Nokia Entertainment, Joe has been a citizen of the Land of Lisp (thanks to Clojure) for the last 18 months. He also helps organise Bristol's monthly functional programming meet-up BrisFunctional.

Mark Godfrey

Software engineer at Nokia Entertainment in Bristol, loves learning about programming languages. Former quantum cryptologist.

Martyn Davies

Martyn Davies is a creative developer based in London and is currently works as a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid. You’ll find him presenting, demoing, hacking and chatting at hack days, conferences and meetups around the world on a regular basis.
An experienced events organiser, Martyn has organised Music Hack Days in London and Cannes each year as well as co-founding SportsTech Hack Day and advising other companies on how to relay their API message to developers through events.
Martyn has been working in music, broadcasting and technology for over 14 years and has held several exciting roles at the BBC and Universal Music Group.
Outside of SendGrid, Martyn works with companies on API design and developer outreach strategies as well as mentoring on the Ignite100, dotForge and Oxygen accelerator programmes.