Bruce Tate is a mountain biker, climber, and father of two from Chattanooga. As the founder of Grox.io, the computer language learning platform, he is responsible for building Elixir applications that reduce the friction related to programming language learning. His focus is using small productive teams to bring complex applications to the marketplace. As an author, he has written many books, including Programming Phoenix, Adopting Elixir and the award winning Seven Languages in Seven Weeks.
Adam Rosien is a Principal at Inner Product, focused on building systems using functional programming. He previously helped various startups in many domains develop back-end systems and implement continuous deployment practices, and also spent five years as a developer at Xerox PARC.
Cameron Presley is a software engineer and Microsoft MVP from Knoxville, Tennessee. Cameron is currently employed with SentryOne as a software engineer focused on improving the lives of Microsoft Data Professionals!
When Cameron is not slinging code for his day job, he spends his time organizing @FunctionalKnox (functional programming user group) and Lambda Squared (functional programming conference), helping new developers grow their technical skills through Code.Connective() and work with developers to improve their career through The Software Mentor.
A year ago I sat in the audience at Lambda Squared 2018, having just finished a six month programming bootcamp, and was shown the Haskell implementation of a covariant functor and realized it was going to be a very long hour when I heard the speak say “I hope this is review”. A year of professional Elixir experience later I have learned a lot about being a developer, while learning Elixir, and how to code for concurrent, distributed, fault tolerant applications.
Charlie is a Tech Lead and Engineer who enjoys finding and exploring disruptive ideas and technology ranging from Genetic Algorithms to Elm to Augmented Reality. Although skeptical about the latest tech fads he cares about simplicity and sustainability over the long term and he’s always on the lookout for that one idea or tool that stands out through the noise. Charlie speaks at regional meetups and conferences and he blogs about whatever is on his mind when he finds the time.
Chris is a software engineer building services and applications for Bleacher Report. Although he started out writing C for embedded systems, these days he spends his time in Elixir, Haskell, Go, and Rust. When not writing code for work, Chris can be found writing code for fun, talking about the joys of functional programming, playing pinball, roasting coffee, or building lego with his kids.
Tyler is a consultant with ResultStack in the Knoxville, TN area. He started in IT 10 years ago in Systems and Networking half way through his career made the switch to software with a passion for web development. He currently spends most of his time in .NET, Angular, and Ionic, but is a FP enthusiast and loves to learn new languages and paradigms whenever possible.
Jamie received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and has held positions in academia and industry. As a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM, she led the creation of an international technical standard for over the air update of cell phone software, a standard in wide use by the mobile industry today. She has been chief architect for a number of IBM products, and has also done protocol design and security engineering work in her 20-year career as a technologist. She left IBM in 2017 to become, for the second time, a full-time professor. In her spare time she plays ice hockey and writes compilers.
Bryan Hunter is an independent software developer with over two decades of consulting experience in complex business domains. He is the founder of Nashville Functional Programmers (@NashFP), and enjoys supporting FP communities around the world. Bryan is an international speaker and has shared his experience in Lean and functional programming at conferences and universities in Bangalore, London, Manila, Oslo, and throughout the United States.
Jeremy is the author of Programming Elm from The Pragmatic Programmers. He works for Test Double as a remote software developer and consultant, helping improve how the world builds software. He has many years of experience in front-end and full-stack development and has presented numerous times at conferences such as Fluent Conf and RailsConf.
Jim is a cheerful curmudgeon who’s been programming for 30 years. From kernel drivers to firmware to hand-coded assembly up to GUI’s and satellite telecom infrastructure.