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Sandeep Dinesh Googler It all started when... Developer Advocate, Google Sandeep started coding and creating websites when he was 12 and hasn't stopped. He is passionate about building easy-to-use products people love. Before Google, he founded an IoT startup in agriculture and developed educational HTML5 games. At Google, Sandeep's goal is to make cloud easy and help developers create the next big thing. Sandeep loves video games, making music, and martial arts, and has Bachelors in Marketing and Computer Science. Serverless PB&J: Firebase and Google Cloud Functions

Sandeep Dinesh Googler

It all started when...

Developer Advocate, Google

Sandeep started coding and creating websites when he was 12 and hasn't stopped. He is passionate about building easy-to-use products people love. Before Google, he founded an IoT startup in agriculture and developed educational HTML5 games. At Google, Sandeep's goal is to make cloud easy and help developers create the next big thing. Sandeep loves video games, making music, and martial arts, and has Bachelors in Marketing and Computer Science.

Serverless PB&J: Firebase and Google Cloud Functions

Chris Esplin Developer, Self-employed Angular and Firebase Google Developer Expert I've been developing for web since 2011. My largest project is Calligraphy.org, a calligraphy teaching business that I run with my wife. I've became a Firebase Expert in 2013 and have used it for Calligraphy.org and all of my freelance and side projects. Supercharge your apps with Firebase

Chris Esplin

Developer, Self-employed

Angular and Firebase Google Developer Expert

I've been developing for web since 2011. My largest project is Calligraphy.org, a calligraphy teaching business that I run with my wife. I've became a Firebase Expert in 2013 and have used it for Calligraphy.org and all of my freelance and side projects.

Supercharge your apps with Firebase

Ingo Mierswa Founder & President, RapidMiner Dr. Ingo Mierswa is the founder and President of RapidMiner and as such responsible for strategic innovation and execution around the open source machine learning platform. Ingo is an industry-veteran data scientist since starting to develop RapidMiner at the Artificial Intelligence Division of the TU Dortmund University in Germany. Ingo, the scientist, has authored numerous award-winning publications about predictive analytics and big data. Ingo, the entrepreneur, has led three rounds of fundraising, the acquisition of Radoop, and supporting the positioning of RapidMiner with leading analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester.

Ingo Mierswa

Founder & President, RapidMiner

Dr. Ingo Mierswa is the founder and President of RapidMiner and as such responsible for strategic innovation and execution around the open source machine learning platform. Ingo is an industry-veteran data scientist since starting to develop RapidMiner at the Artificial Intelligence Division of the TU Dortmund University in Germany. Ingo, the scientist, has authored numerous award-winning publications about predictive analytics and big data. Ingo, the entrepreneur, has led three rounds of fundraising, the acquisition of Radoop, and supporting the positioning of RapidMiner with leading analyst firms like Gartner and Forrester.

Allison Liles UI/UX Designer, Barracuda Networks Allison was born and raised in upstate New York and as a teenager fell in love with designing and building websites. She moved out to California after high school and proceeded to get her BFA in Graphic Design at Fresno state. While in college she learned about the field of UX design and knew that was the career for her. Shortly after graduating Allison moved to Silicon Valley to pursue her career in product design. She currently works at Barracuda Networks where she strives to make information technology security products easy and accessible. Beyond Pixel Pushing: An Introduction to Digital Product Design

Allison Liles

UI/UX Designer, Barracuda Networks

Allison was born and raised in upstate New York and as a teenager fell in love with designing and building websites. She moved out to California after high school and proceeded to get her BFA in Graphic Design at Fresno state. While in college she learned about the field of UX design and knew that was the career for her. Shortly after graduating Allison moved to Silicon Valley to pursue her career in product design. She currently works at Barracuda Networks where she strives to make information technology security products easy and accessible.

Beyond Pixel Pushing: An Introduction to Digital Product Design

Allysa Nicoll Web Dev, WeaveUp Angular, TypeScript Google Developer Expert Alyssa is an energetic, über passionate developer at WeaveUp. She loves to learn new things and then share them with others; check out her frontend courses on egghead.io. Alyssa Scuba Dives and has a toothless dog named 'Gummy'. Giving Bootstrap the Boot

Allysa Nicoll

Web Dev, WeaveUp

Angular, TypeScript Google Developer Expert

Alyssa is an energetic, über passionate developer at WeaveUp. She loves to learn new things and then share them with others; check out her frontend courses on egghead.io. Alyssa Scuba Dives and has a toothless dog named 'Gummy'.

Giving Bootstrap the Boot

Cassie Crossley Security Governance Program Leader, Schneider Electric Cassie Crossley is an experienced technology executive in the IT and R&D domains. She has many years of business and technical leadership experience in project management, security, software, hardware, and data management. She is the Security Governance Program Leader in Schneider-Electric with previous positions at Ceridian, Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Lotus, and IBM. Ms. Crossley has a Bachelors of Science degree in Technical and Professional Communication with a specialization in Computer Science. She also has her Six Sigma Black Belt (business process optimization) certification, her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and her M.B.A. from California State University, Fresno.

Cassie Crossley

Security Governance Program Leader, Schneider Electric

Cassie Crossley is an experienced technology executive in the IT and R&D domains. She has many years of business and technical leadership experience in project management, security, software, hardware, and data management. She is the Security Governance Program Leader in Schneider-Electric with previous positions at Ceridian, Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Lotus, and IBM. Ms. Crossley has a Bachelors of Science degree in Technical and Professional Communication with a specialization in Computer Science. She also has her Six Sigma Black Belt (business process optimization) certification, her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and her M.B.A. from California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Laura Huisinga Assistant Professor, Fresno State University Dr. Laura Huisinga is an artist, designer, and educator. She currently teaches in the Multimedia and Interaction BFA design track at Fresno State. She has a passion for strong UX design and bringing augmented reality into the classroom for all students. Laura has her Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction and MFA in graphic design from Iowa State University. She previously worked as a front-end-developer and as a designer in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Huisinga's research currently focuses on using augmented reality to aid struggling readers. Designing augmented reality for the classroom

Dr. Laura Huisinga

Assistant Professor, Fresno State University

Dr. Laura Huisinga is an artist, designer, and educator. She currently teaches in the Multimedia and Interaction BFA design track at Fresno State. She has a passion for strong UX design and bringing augmented reality into the classroom for all students. Laura has her Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction and MFA in graphic design from Iowa State University. She previously worked as a front-end-developer and as a designer in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Huisinga's research currently focuses on using augmented reality to aid struggling readers.

Designing augmented reality for the classroom

Laura Vandiver Student, Sanger High School I'm a 16 year old female highly involved in my school's robotics team, teaching programming, electrical, mechanics, and public speaking to new members of the team every year. I've been involved with STEM for more than three years and always look for new opportunities to learn more about engineering and encourage other young women to get involved in the field as well. Innovation Over Imitation  

Laura Vandiver

Student, Sanger High School

I'm a 16 year old female highly involved in my school's robotics team, teaching programming, electrical, mechanics, and public speaking to new members of the team every year. I've been involved with STEM for more than three years and always look for new opportunities to learn more about engineering and encourage other young women to get involved in the field as well.

Innovation Over Imitation

 

Todd McLeod Tenured Faculty, SCCCD Champion of world class online instruction; teaching online since 1997; honored as one of California’s top community college instructors; studied online education at UC San Diego; helped start the Online Teacher Training Program and taught college faculty in central California how to teach online; one of the world’s leading trainers in the highest paying programming language in America; teacher to 528,918 students last year online; founder of Greater Commons; motivating, inspiring, and teaching teachers how to teach online at their greatest potential - this is Todd McLeod, working every day for the greater common good. Web Programming with Go

Todd McLeod

Tenured Faculty, SCCCD

Champion of world class online instruction; teaching online since 1997; honored as one of California’s top community college instructors; studied online education at UC San Diego; helped start the Online Teacher Training Program and taught college faculty in central California how to teach online; one of the world’s leading trainers in the highest paying programming language in America; teacher to 528,918 students last year online; founder of Greater Commons; motivating, inspiring, and teaching teachers how to teach online at their greatest potential - this is Todd McLeod, working every day for the greater common good.

Web Programming with Go

Monisha Edwards Creative Business Owner, Truth Branding Agency Monisha Edwards is a Creative Strategist, specializing in Branding, User Interface, and User Experience. She received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Fresno State University. Monisha started her first company while in college at the tender age of 19 to help her pay for tuition. She is now the Founder of Truth Branding Agency. She is also the Founder of Literacy Fresno, a literacy and literature exchange initiative. Monisha is an active servant of the community, especially Downtown Fresno, and is currently enrolled in Leadership Fresno. How Design & Technology Gave Me A Chance

Monisha Edwards

Creative Business Owner, Truth Branding Agency

Monisha Edwards is a Creative Strategist, specializing in Branding, User Interface, and User Experience. She received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Fresno State University. Monisha started her first company while in college at the tender age of 19 to help her pay for tuition. She is now the Founder of Truth Branding Agency. She is also the Founder of Literacy Fresno, a literacy and literature exchange initiative. Monisha is an active servant of the community, especially Downtown Fresno, and is currently enrolled in Leadership Fresno.

How Design & Technology Gave Me A Chance

Miles Sebesta Developer Fellow, Geekwise Academy & Shift3 Technologies A developer and growth hacker marketer with 8+ years of experience and a degree in digital finger painting. I have had the honor of teaching coding principles and marketing strategies to over 150 students ranging from ages 12 to 50+. I currently work my dream job as a classroom consultant; training students in SEO, Front-End design, UX/UI, & CRO. My passion is people and teaching all types of technologies. I believe that developers and marketers should have the heart of a teacher. It is our job to pass on our knowledge to others, clients, employees, & students. Growth Hacking: Become a Mad Design Scientist

Miles Sebesta

Developer Fellow, Geekwise Academy & Shift3 Technologies

A developer and growth hacker marketer with 8+ years of experience and a degree in digital finger painting. I have had the honor of teaching coding principles and marketing strategies to over 150 students ranging from ages 12 to 50+. I currently work my dream job as a classroom consultant; training students in SEO, Front-End design, UX/UI, & CRO. My passion is people and teaching all types of technologies. I believe that developers and marketers should have the heart of a teacher. It is our job to pass on our knowledge to others, clients, employees, & students.

Growth Hacking: Become a Mad Design Scientist

Paul Trebilcox Most Android apps on the market connect to some form of backend service, but most mobile developers do not set up their own server apps. In this talk you will learn about Google's Firebase service and how to add it to your Android apps, as well as what Firebase can provide in order to build useful and great applications.

Paul Trebilcox

Most Android apps on the market connect to some form of backend service, but most mobile developers do not set up their own server apps. In this talk you will learn about Google's Firebase service and how to add it to your Android apps, as well as what Firebase can provide in order to build useful and great applications.

Melody Boates Maker, Self-employed, Fresno Ideaworks Melody has a passion to see our community thrive and enjoys drawing out the passions in others. She has an extensive background in marketing, with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Art & Design, and currently loves dabbling in electronics and creating steel drums from repurposed tanks over at our Central Valley’s own community makerspace, Ideaworks. DIY Reflow Oven

Melody Boates

Maker, Self-employed, Fresno Ideaworks

Melody has a passion to see our community thrive and enjoys drawing out the passions in others. She has an extensive background in marketing, with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Art & Design, and currently loves dabbling in electronics and creating steel drums from repurposed tanks over at our Central Valley’s own community makerspace, Ideaworks.

DIY Reflow Oven

Peter Engineer, Self-employed Five years ago I tried to do surface-mount PCB assembly in my garage. I didn't find a good solution so I set about trying to make something that would work, and work well. Today I am the #1 supplier of DIY reflow oven kits worldwide. Part of that success is that open-source my software and have a public build guide. This helps me to get feedback from industry experts, which in turn improves the information I offer. DIY Reflow Oven

Peter

Engineer, Self-employed

Five years ago I tried to do surface-mount PCB assembly in my garage. I didn't find a good solution so I set about trying to make something that would work, and work well. Today I am the #1 supplier of DIY reflow oven kits worldwide. Part of that success is that open-source my software and have a public build guide. This helps me to get feedback from industry experts, which in turn improves the information I offer.

DIY Reflow Oven

Robert Aguilar Software Engineer, FocusVision I am a former teacher, now software engineer. Born and raised in the central valley, I work for a market research company as a software engineer. Layouts with CSS: The Ancient, The Good, The New

Robert Aguilar

Software Engineer, FocusVision

I am a former teacher, now software engineer. Born and raised in the central valley, I work for a market research company as a software engineer.

Layouts with CSS: The Ancient, The Good, The New

Selene KInder Founder, Empowering Women Now My name is Selene Kinder and I am the founder of Empowering Women Now. Empowering Women Now is devoted to the growth + development of women. I aim to inspire and teach women a different way of viewing themselves and the women around them. The only way women progress is by working together. Instead of competing with one another I believe in empowering each other with knowledge & support. Here, I share knowledge and inspiration on becoming your best self and creating your dream life. I've created a community of over 300,000 women that support one another. I recently launched a membership component to my site that gives women the tools to take their business to the next level. How To Create Revenue Streams Online

Selene KInder

Founder, Empowering Women Now

My name is Selene Kinder and I am the founder of Empowering Women Now. Empowering Women Now is devoted to the growth + development of women. I aim to inspire and teach women a different way of viewing themselves and the women around them. The only way women progress is by working together. Instead of competing with one another I believe in empowering each other with knowledge & support. Here, I share knowledge and inspiration on becoming your best self and creating your dream life. I've created a community of over 300,000 women that support one another. I recently launched a membership component to my site that gives women the tools to take their business to the next level.

How To Create Revenue Streams Online

Saori Jansen Data Analyst, Fresno Unified School District Saori is a Data Analyst at Fresno Unified School District and co-founded CoderGirlz, an after-school program that offers girls and young women an opportunity to explore coding and meet female role models in technology. She also organizes the district’s annual Tournament of Technology and is deeply invested in addressing the under-representation of women and minorities in STEM fields. Saori earned a Masters in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno and enjoys teaching part-time at local community colleges. Priming the Pipeline: Acting Now to Support Young Female Coders

Saori Jansen

Data Analyst, Fresno Unified School District

Saori is a Data Analyst at Fresno Unified School District and co-founded CoderGirlz, an after-school program that offers girls and young women an opportunity to explore coding and meet female role models in technology. She also organizes the district’s annual Tournament of Technology and is deeply invested in addressing the under-representation of women and minorities in STEM fields. Saori earned a Masters in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno and enjoys teaching part-time at local community colleges.

Priming the Pipeline: Acting Now to Support Young Female Coders

Andrew Runner Blacksmith Instructor, Root Access Hackerspace, Fresno Ideaworks Chief Operations Officer at Root Access Hackerspace, Resident Smith for Fresno Ideaworks and also a member of the Outreach Team. Andrew brings enthusiasm mixed with experience to every department he volunteers in.

Andrew Runner

Blacksmith Instructor, Root Access Hackerspace, Fresno Ideaworks

Chief Operations Officer at Root Access Hackerspace, Resident Smith for Fresno Ideaworks and also a member of the Outreach Team. Andrew brings enthusiasm mixed with experience to every department he volunteers in.