ÜberConf will bring together many of the industry's best project leaders, developers, authors, and trainers.
Raju is a software craftsman with almost 20 years of hands-on experience scoping, architecting, designing, implementing full stack applications. He provides a 360 view of the development cycle, is proficient in a variety of programming languages and paradigms, experienced with software development methodologies, as well an expert in infrastructure and tooling. He has long been in the pursuit of hermeticism across the development stack by championing immutability during development (with languages like Clojure), deployment (leveraging tools like Docker and Kubernetes), and provisioning and configuration via code (toolkits like Ansible, Terraform, Packer, everything-as-code).
Ann Mwangi is a software developer and consultant at ThoughtWorks for projects across different domains mainly in Uganda and Australia. She had a stint as a quality analyst to understand the challenges of maintaining quality in a system. Ann contributes to open source projects and has served as a mentor with groups like Rails Girls, coaching and working with young people interested in IT. Ann is an international speaker with experience speaking across 4 continents. She is intrigued by the complexity of life, people, and how teams effectively work together. Ann hates being stagnant in life and thus keeps seeking for opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.
Michael Carducci is a problem-solving software engineer, entrepreneur, entertainer and speaker with a reputation for doing the impossible. Over the past two decades he has gained experience and insights from a variety of roles spanning the full project life-cycle and numerous technologies. Michael is particularly experienced in web technologies and building high performance databases. In addition to his experience in the technology industry, Michael has earned equal recognition and renown as an award-winning professional magician and mentalist. This pursuit has earned him a unique perspective on problem solving, human psychology, and communication. When not on the road speaking, coaching, or performing; Michael can be found exploring the mountains of Colorado on two wheels, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, or deep under water exploring shipwrecks and reefs.