Steve Francia

Steve Francia is the Technical Program Manager on the Go Language Team at Google. Steve is the creator of Hugo, Cobra, spf13-vim, and is an author and frequent speaker.

Prior to Google, Steve served as the Chief Operator of Docker, and the Chief Developer Advocate of MongoDB.

Steve loves creating software and is thrilled to be able to work on it full time and then some. He is a very active member of the Go community and has been an organizer of GopherCon and GothamGo.

Alan Donovan

Alan Donovan

Alan Donovan is a Staff Engineer in Google's infrastructure division, specializing in software development tools. Since 2012, he has been working on the Go team, designing libraries and tools for static analysis. He is the author of the oracle, godoc -analysis, eg, and gorename tools.

Alan is also a co-author of the Go Programming Language book.

Carmen Andoh

Carmen Andoh lives in New York and is an Infrastructure Engineer on the Build Infrastructure team at Travis CI. She is active in the NYC Go community, is an organizer of both the Go Language NYC and the WomenWhoGo NYC meetups, and is a member of Golang's New Developer experience Working Group.

Jon Bodner

Jon Bodner is part of the Technology Fellows Program at Capital One, currently working on a fork of the LGTM project that will be open sourced soon. Jon's team is helping to transform Capital One through introduction and integration of new technologies, working to shorten release cycles, and generally pushing forward an "open source first" culture.

Jon is a software engineer, lead developer, and architect and enjoys presenting and discussing open source, technology trends, and the future of software engineering. Over the past 20 years, Jon has worked in just about every corner of the software industry including on-line commerce, education, finance, government, healthcare, and internet infrastructure.

Jess Frazelle

Jess Frazelle is a Software Engineer at Google. She has been a maintainer of Docker, contributor to RunC, Kubernetes and Golang as well as other projects. She loves all things involving Linux namespaces and cgroups and is probably most well known for running desktop applications in containers. She maintained the AppArmor, Seccomp, and SELinux bits in Docker and is quite familiar with locking down containers.

JP Robinson

JP Robinson is a Principal Software Engineer at The New York Times where he has been using and evangelizing Go for over 4 years. When he’s not walking around the office beating the drum to lead coworkers towards serenity with Gophers and Google Cloud, he can be found lounging with his fat cat, enjoying the amazing food of NYC or attempting (and failing) to get the high score on Joust at Barcade.

Bouke van der Bijl

Bouke van der Bijl is a jack of all trades, master of some at Shopify. He uses Go in his day-to-day work, has written multiple blog posts on the subject, and published multiple semi-serious packages for Go, including one that allows you to monkey patch Go functions (don’t use it).

Kris Nova

Kris Nova lives and breathes open source. She is transgender, and is transparent about all things in her life. She believes in advocating for the best interest of the software, and keeping the design process open and honest. She is a backend infrastructure engineer, with roots in Linux, and C. She has a deep technical background in the Go programming language, and has authored many succesful tools in Go. She is a Kubernetes maintainer, and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management tool. She organizes a special interest group in Kubernetes, and is a leader in the community. Kris understands the grievances with running cloud native infrastructure via a distributed cloud native application, and is authoring an O'Reilly book on the topic called Cloud Native Infrastructure.

Andrew Bonventre

Andrew Bonventre is a senior engineer on the Go team at Google. He is the creator of Google Forms and led the recent UI overhaul of Gerrit, the code review system used by the majority of open source projects at Google (including Go).

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke likes building great experiences. He helped scale Twilio and Shyp, and currently runs a software consultancy. Kevin once accidentally left Waiting for Godot at the intermission.

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly (affectionately known as Stabby) is a Principal Software Engineer for Komand Security. A simple man with a dog for an avatar, he enjoys learning new things, helping / mentoring others, and posting photos of his dog on the internet. When he's not giving talks about his many failures, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife, and coming up with new projects to work on that he will never actually finish.