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Aaron Backer

Aaron is an automation engineer with Kount. (fraud detection for online retailers) He's been a systems admin, developer-for-hire, qa engineer, devops grunt, and test automation lackey for 20+ years. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, epoxy, 3d printing, string, carpentry, chemistry, and whatever the kids need built/melted/experimented with at the moment. He resides in Boise, ID with his lovely wife, four children, two dogs, and five cats.

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Adam Lamar

Software Developer, InfoSec practitioner, lover of the Pacific Northwest.

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Andrew Hanson

I am a software consultant living in Boise, Idaho. I specialize in building full stack SaaS applications, using mostly Microsoft frameworks. I also provide one on one coaching for non-technical managers and business owners on how to run effective software teams. When I'm not working with software I enjoy hanging out with my family and running the occasional ultra marathon.

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Andy Wendt

Andy۪'۪s pursuit of knowledge and insight started at a young age. He became particularly fascinated with analysis of systems and events no matter the discipline. That pursuit transferred handily into his development career where he employs his faculties to not only decompose and analyze systems but also to lead projects and people with tact. While he thoroughly enjoys writing code and architecting systems, he is inspired most by challenging leadership tasks where he is able to use his abilities and skills as a multiplier for others.

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Annie Bubinski

Annie Bubinski is a Community Evangelist for Microsoft based in Los Angeles. Annie is passionate about helping students bring new ideas to life and has attended 15+ hackathons in the last 2 years. In college, Annie studied Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC and is an avid Trojan fan. Outside of work, she enjoys urban gardening and watching movies.

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Aza Tulepbergenov

Aza is a junior in Computer Science program at Boise State University. He has a diverse undergraduate career with experiences ranging from leading a Net Impact Up To Us team to raise awareness about National Debt to doing a scientific research in the field of biomechanics. He currently leads a Google Developer Group (GDG) in Boise. In 2017, he organized and presented at 9 technical events with GDG Boise. His hobbies include participating in programming contests (e.g. TopCoder) and learning about algorithms.

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Ben Hofferber

Software development engineer at Clearwater Analytics and past startup founder

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Bill Moore

My name is Bill Moore. I am a senior Architect for Aesena Tech, LLC. I love speaking and learning about new technologies. I use mostly the Microsoft programming stack for my day to day work, but I am interested in a wide variety of technologies.

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Brad Frazer

Brad Frazer was Deputy General Counsel to several high-tech Internet and computer companies during the dot-com boom and subsequent bust. While in-house, his practice areas included Internet law, technology and software licensing, intellectual property law, computer law and related transactional work and litigation. He is currently a partner at Boise, Idaho-based Hawley Troxell LLP, where he is a member of the firm's Emerging Business and Venture Capital Practice Group. Brad is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University (Provo) and a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned a position on the College's law review. After law school, he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. He is a frequent author and speaker on Internet-law topics, and Brad's debut novel The Cure: A Thriller was recently published by NYC-based Diversion Books. The sequel, The Cure: Immortal, is a work-in-progress.

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Bryan Carter

I created the first-ever "i" naming product or service at Apple, in 1987. I'm a veteran member of the team that created the foundations of what we now know as a website. I've never climbed Mt. Everest.

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Cameron Crow

Cameron Crow is the Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Kount, responsible for driving business outcomes with operationalized data in Client Success, Sales, Marketing, and Product. Before that, he was a Business Intelligence Analyst at Prezi where he coordinated Marketing Analytics across a global organization to enable faster, more efficient, lead generation, user acquisition, and company growth using big data technologies. Previously he served as a Business Analyst at US Ecology where he pioneered market data analysis techniques by building a database from public government datasets and adopting interactive geospatial reporting tools to visualize market opportunities. During US Ecology's $465 million acquisition of Environmental Quality Company (EQ) in 2014, he was instrumental in facilitating a quick review and approval by the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to US Ecology, Cameron Crow worked as an Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Agency delivering high priority reporting on national security threats to top-level Defense executives.

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Casey Kennington

I'm an assistant professor in the CS Department at Boise State. I earned my PhD in Linguistics in Bielefeld, Germany. My primary research revolves around dialogue systems in natural language processing.

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Chad Houck

In a relatively short time, I've had the opportunity to wear many different hats. Among them, robotics coach, mentor, Instructor, Operations director, project director, web designer, concept developer, consultant, and even janitor and tile-setter for a great project! In short, I'm the guy you call when the challenges outnumber the solutions.

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Conrad Kennington

I'm an adjunct professor at Boise State University, and full-time senior software developer at Kount where we prevent online credit card fraud. I was born and raised in Ontario, Oregon on a family dairy farm and currently have 5 young children.

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Craig Berntson

Craig Berntson has a passion for community and helping other developers improve their skills and is a frequent speaker at developer events. Craig also writes the regular Software Gardening column in .NET Curry Magazine and is the co-author of Continuous Integration in .NET available from Manning. He has been named a Microsoft MVP every year since 1996 and is a GrapeCity Community Influencer. Currently he works as a Senior Software Engineer at Quicken Loans. Contact him at craig@craigberntson.com, through his blog at http://blogs.msmvps.com/craigber, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/craigber.

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Curtis Wilcox

Since 1998, Curtis has tinkered with one programming language or another. It all began during his first year of college. He enrolled in a computer course that included a segment on HTML and loved it. From there, he went on to learn about CSS, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, SQL (Oracle and MySQL), and Swift. But that۪'۪s not all. He also learned to manage his own mail and web servers and has done so for years.

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Doug Reece

Doug has many years experience in programming, developing applications, and managing projects that touch on just about every aspect of the field and a variety of technologies. He is also coach of a FIRST LEGO League robotics team.

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Elias Willerup

Hello, my name is Elias Willerup and I am a sophomore at Boise High school. I started to program with Scratch when I was 8 years old. Since then I have gotten involved with several projects including Unity, Web development, graphics design, video editing, 3D modelling and level design.

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Greg Harley

Started programming with Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing and Grace Hopper. Hacker in the original (just curious) sense. Done it all (or at least most of it).

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Greg Smith

Greg Smith is an Agile coach and trainer who leads practical and successful Agile transformations for all types of organizations. Greg has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies and major institutions move to Agile including CDW, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Costco, JP Morgan Chase, StubHub, Stanford University, Autodesk, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Expeditors International, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, State of Idaho, City of New York, Halliburton, The Joint Commission, TD Ameritrade, International Money Fund, and The World Bank Group. Greg became the instructor for Agile Project Management at Bellevue College in 2005. In 2009 Greg authored Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. This book has helped a number of companies move to a more effective development lifecycle, and is often used as a guide for entire project teams. The Project Management Institute uses Becoming Agile as part of its curriculum for Agile certification.

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Gregg Irwin

I have developed software professionally since 1991, and have over 400 books on my shelves related to computers and software development. Five of the top ten banks in the U.S. have used software I architected and implemented a large part of. I designed and developed an engine that dynamically generated ~4,000 Visual Basic forms from an AS/400 system for a large healthcare company. A school system management company generated over a million lines of VB from COBOL sources using my tools. I've written production code in ~10 languages, studied ~25 more, and lived through Structured, OO, RAD, Rational, Agile, TDD/BDD, and DDD methodology changes. I've been involved in every phase of software development, in diverse environments, taking many systems from inception to end-of-life. I've presented at conferences for Microsoft and Intersystems, as well as at BCC and other community conferences, and was one of the first 4 VB MVPs in the world.

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Israel Shirk

At the core, I'm a hacker. Right now I'm working on a variety of projects from helping large organizations scale and stabilize their development codebases, launching a software startup, and getting a project off the ground involving custom autonomous, artificially-intelligent drone swarms for search and rescue to revolutionize SAR in the backcountry.

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Jake Overall

I love coding! From "Hello, World!" my passion for coding has only grown. The critical thinking that coding demands in building each attribute of an application that is user friendly, functional, secure, and visually appealing is thrilling. I love the continuous learning and creativity that comes with being a software engineer. Jake is the Co-Founder of Boise CodeWorks a coding bootcamp dedicated to teaching people the skills needed to become software developers. He has taught and mentored many along their paths to becoming developers. His love for teaching is only outweighed by his love of coding. Jake received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Phoenix. https://boisecodeworks.com

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James Churchill

James is a self-confessed geek, who enjoys talking about programming and learning new technologies. At the beginning of 2016, he joined the Treehouse team as a teacher and is excited to have the opportunity to help beginners become developers. James also enjoys participating in the developer community, presenting talks in Portland, Seattle, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Boise.

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Jedediah Smith

I am a committed developer who loves the industry and thrives on doing things better. I enjoy working with complex data processing and how to simplify that process. Lately I have been focusing on JavaScript as my preferred language due in large part to its ubiquity in our web development world. I enjoy finding solutions to difficult problems and have found that often the simpler the answer is, the more likely it is to work.

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Jeff Fillmore

Jeff Fillmore has been working on web applications for the past 10 years using many different technologies. He worked with everything from an autotrader clone to gamespot .com and metacritic .com. Jeff created several projects from the ground up. Currently he is working for Calliduscloud by scaling their marketing automation applications using both cloud and data centers.

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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for .NET, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. He loves speaking and has delivered over 200 technical presentations over the last 7 years in the United States and Europe. Jeremy lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a banjo. http://www.jeremybytes.com

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Jeremy Foster

I studied Computer Engineering and Mathematics in school a long time ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed my career course ever since - primarily teaching and software development and primarily on the web stack. I gained experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance, and eventually joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring software developers. I authored my first book CSS for Windows 8 App Development, published a couple of courses on Pluralsight.com, and try to keep up with audiences via my blog codefoster.com and my Twitter feed @codefoster. When I۪'۪m not working, I'm working on maker projects, spending time with my wife and two sons, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on house projects.

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Jeremy Zerr

Boise web software developer and entrepreneur. Currently doing freelance web development with my company Zerrtech.

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Jerry Nixon

A Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Colorado, Jerry teaches and speaks on Mobility and Enterprise development. He started his career delivering data-centric solutions while "database developer" was still a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the startup that became Microsoft Dynamics. For two decades now, Jerry has built solutions and taught design patterns and UX best practices to thousands of developers around the world. Jerry spends the bulk of his free time teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.

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Jesse Roberts

Jesse is a DevOps Engineer at Clearwater Analytics where he maintains much of their custom automation infrastructure. Some major projects include 'Forerunner', a unified web interface for monitoring, ip/vm management, server infrastructure, and much more; and 'Reclaimer', a custom plugin-based automation framework. Jesse has a passion for using automation to decrease human interaction with 'boring stuff' while enabling teams to do their jobs better.

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Jim Hoffman

I have been a professional software developer since the late 80s. I started out programming in c and Fortran. I have worked in many different companies from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. For the last 9 years I have been working at Clearwater analytics and programming primarily in Java. I am currently leading a team there.

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Jim Wooley

By day, Jim Wooley is a Solution Architect for Slalom Consulting, In his free time, Jim is a frequent speaker, MVP, and author of "LINQ in Action". He is always striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since its announcement in 2005. In addition, he attempts to pass on the insights he has gained by being active in the community, including organizing and speaking at code camps and regional events, including MIX, VS Live, CodeMash, KCDC, That Conference, DevWeek, and CodeStock.

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Joe Rowley

Joe currently works as a Senior Android Developer for Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the tech and media arm of MLB. While there, he recently helped rebuild the official app of the NHL. He previously has worked for Vertigo Software and Bodybuilding.com, which is based in Boise

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John Sonmez

John Sonmez is the author of the best selling book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual" and the founder of Simple Programmer. John's mission is simple: to help software developers live better lives. He does this through the many blog posts, videos, podcasts, and training courses he produces at http://simpleprogrammer.com which cover topics as far ranging from how to negotiate your salary and get a better job, to how to build your confidence, your financial future, or even how to get a date.

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Jordan Finnigan

Jordan is a PHP and JavaScript developer from Meridian, Idaho, Currently working at Vynyl as a Full Stack Developer, whoa. He likes board games, heavy metal music, and clever poetry. Being an Idaho resident for almost 10 years, Jordan spends most of his time with his family. They include his wife, his daughter and their two awesome dogs. Also: Star Wars > Star Trek; You can read about it on my blogs.

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Justine Cocchi

Justine is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft working with developers in the Los Angeles area. She has worked primarily with web development using ASP.NET Core for open source projects and has recently been working on Chat Bots in both C# and Node. She also recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration.

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Ken W. Alger

Ken has a long history around computers starting with early Commodore PETs and VIC-20s. He enjoys discussing programming and how to get started in the tech industry. In 2016, Ken started working at Treehouse where he manages and maintains their Python Techdegree program, an intensive job preparation curriculum through their international online educational program. He lives in Oregon with his wife and three children.

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Kenny Ballou

I am a life-long learner, developer, mathematician, and overall thinker. I enjoy solving problems and learning about technologies and discussing new and different ideas. I graduated from Boise State University, majoring in Applied Mathematics and minored in Computer Science. I've been programming professionally for nearly a decade and currently am working as a software developer for zData Inc. in Boise, Idaho. Outside of developing professionally, I am active in the open source community, contributing where I can. When I am not developing, I enjoy reading, learning, and shredding the local mountains.

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Kim Miller

Kim Miller is a 2nd grade teacher at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy. She has been teaching for 25 years, and has been recognized as the West Ada School District Teacher of the Year and awarded the 2016-2017 Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University for exemplary technology integration in education. Barbara Morgan STEM Academy offers an after school Coder's Club, Technology Club, Engineering Club, and Robotics Club. The school has an integrated STEM and inquiry approach to learning.

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L. Paul Verhage

L. Paul Verhage is a microcontoller Enthusiast with over 20 years of experience. His microcontroller projects focus largely on using them to collect science data in environments that can be difficult to access, like the mid-stratosphere.

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Lee Brandt

After almost two decades writing software professionally (and a few years unprofessionally before that), Lee Brandt still continues to learn every day. He has led teams in small and large companies and always manages to keep the business needs at the forefront of software development efforts. He speaks internationally about software development, from both a technical and business perspective, and loves to teach others what he learns. Lee writes software in Objective-C, JavaScript and C#... mostly. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual C# and one of the directors of the Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC). Lee is a decorated Gulf War veteran, a husband, a proud pet parent and loves to play the drums whenever he gets any spare time.

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Marco Rosas

Marco Rosas works as a Software Engineer at Clearwater Analytics in Boise, Idaho. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University - Idaho with a Bachelor۪'۪s degree in IT and Computer Science. He has a loving wife, and beautiful baby girl. He is an avid musician, and began composing music at the age of twelve. Around the same time he began programming. Since then, he has composed 15 original pieces for piano, violin, and entire orchestras. He has conducted orchestras playing his music. His programming career includes a website development business, some mobile apps and an interest in machine learning. He won second place at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Mexico in 2014 for the software he and his team created for visually impaired to read emails. He seeks to be original in both realms. He has taken his love of both music and programming to form ideas about what he wants to do in the future. His idea is a machine that would be able to learn composition, and style through analyzing music. He hopes to one day accomplish this goal to help him and many other composers with original pieces.

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Mark Michaelis

Mark Michaelis (Blog)is the founder of IntelliTect and serves as the Chief Technical Architect and Trainer. Since 1996, he has been a Microsoft MVP for C#, Visual Studio Team System, and the Windows SDK and in 2007, he was recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director. He also serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, the Connected Systems Division, and VSTS. Mark speaks at developer conferences and has written numerous articles and books - Essential C# 6.0 is his most recent. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. When not bonding with his computer, Mark is busy with his family or training for another Ironman (having completed his first in 2008). Mark lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Elisabeth and three children, Benjamin, Hanna and Abigail.

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Marty Johncox

Martin Severiano Johncox developed a foundation in content development as a reporter and editorial writer at the Idaho Statesman for nearly 12 years and in 2001, he joined the Boise marketing firm Alexander and Associates providing news media consulting, public-policy-oriented PR, events and boutique communications services. He started creating Websites in 2004 with FrontPage (don't laugh!) and later Wordpress and expanded client services into social media. But the technical aspects of communication increasingly attracted Marty. He studied Web development at the College of Western Idaho and in November 2015, he completed a three-month coding bootcamp at Boise CodeWorks. Marty has always had a side interest in education. He is a former assistant Scoutmaster, treatment-level foster parent and has volunteered in the Boise School District teaching origami and African percussion and worked as an occasional substitute teacher. He has also volunteered as an assistant for refugees learning English at CWI. Marty speaks fluent Spanish and was raised in a bicultural household; his mother, Martha Ester Villarreal, was born and raised in Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 1950. From his mother, he learned to understand the difficulties people face when adapting to internal and external cultures, the hurtful prejudices some people hold, and how dedication and study can make anyone a valuable, contributing member of society. Marty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Master of Arts in Journalism cum laude from the University of Oregon. When not working as Webmaster at Critical Process Systems Group, he enjoys family time, studying JavaScript and playing drums and percussion in various local groups. He also enjoys origami, collecting knives and musical instruments, and is a proficient knife thrower. He lives on the Boise Bench with his family.

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Matt Overall

Matt is a co-founder of BoiseCodeWorks, a company that inspires and educates individuals who want to learn how to code. Matt is an innovative and highly skilled software engineer experienced in web and platform development. His passion for software development is apparent in his eagerness to teach and his personal involvement in the Boise development community. As a software developer with over 10 years of experience, Matt understands that passion for continual learning, and truly enjoying what you work on each day are primary keys for a successful and fulfilling career.

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Matthew Jensen

I am a hobbyist dude who has spent way too much time on the subject matter than anyone should have. I have no relevant certifications or impressive letters after my name. However, I do have burn scars from all of the soldering and forehead calluses from coding.

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Michael Beal

Michael Beal is a robotics enthusiast who enjoys building and programming using the Arduino platform. He has always been fascinated by machines and robots and loves to figure out how things work! Michael believes that through the use of programming and robotics, we can help the people around us, little by little making the world a better place.

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Michael Chacon

Michael has been providing professional strategic business and technical solutions to organizations for over 25 years. One of his fundamental guiding principles as an analyst is that technology should be considered a subservient tool appropriately applied by IT development and operations to support and execute business goals and objectives. My current position as a Business Analyst in Micron۪'۪s Enterprise Solutions Team is a key role in coaching the Global Supply Chain teams in Agile development framework fundamentals. This has included coaching the development teams on how to reap the advantages of Agile, as well as coaching the business in how to work with an Agile team, particularly in regard to refinement, iterative delivery of value, breaking down desired functionality into PBIs, and helping the business prioritize the value delivered.

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Nathan Barry

I like to build audiences and companies. Right now 110% of my time is focused on building ConvertKit, an email marketing company for professional bloggers. Think the power of Infusionsoft, but easier to use than MailChimp. It’s used by amazing people like Leo Babauta, Pat Flynn, Chris Guillebeau, and 12,000 more great bloggers.Hey there! My name’s Nathan and I like to build audiences and companies. Right now 110% of my time is focused on building ConvertKit, an email marketing company for professional bloggers. Think the power of Infusionsoft, but easier to use than MailChimp. It’s used by amazing people like Leo Babauta, Pat Flynn, Chris Guillebeau, and 12,000 more great bloggers.

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Nathan White

I'm a front end developer working at Ritter Insurance Marketing, creating software to assist health insurance agents. Author of generator-rim-es6-component, and Angular Advocate.

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Nilab Mousa

Nilab Mohammad Mousa is a Software Development Engineer at Clearwater Analytics, and one of Boise's top young programmers, interested in distributed and parallel computing, web technologies, artificial intelligence and databases. She is passionate about introducing budding young developers to the joy of code, particularly young women interested in tech, as a co-founder of Girl Develop It! Boise, and through MIT's Zero Robotics competition, SkillsUSA, mentoring after-school clubs, and Boise Code Camp. When Nilab is not busy writing code, mentoring young women, or teaching, she can be found traveling, reading, or watching John Oliver.

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Noah Heck

Noah is a long-time full-stack web developer, proponent of clean-coding practices, and Zend Certified PHP Engineer. Noah is the Director of Development at BestNotes, LLC. in Twin Falls, ID, and is co-organizer for the Idaho PHP User Group. He enjoys contributing to open-source projects, playing classic video games and spending time with his wife and 2 children.

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Paul Hacker

Paul Hacker, a Solution Architect with AgileThought, has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006.

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Phillip Hayward

Phil Hayward spends his day crafting quality software for Clearwater Analytics. He is currently focused on improvements to the systems that manage and distribute software across the company. Sometimes he's diving deep into the guts of the Java spec to build an analysis tool, and sometimes he's reworking the UI to provide a better user experience. When he's not at work, Phil works on his home, spends time with family, and works on fun projects like web-connected sprinklers, 3D printing, and robotics.

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Richard Cirerol

Richard Cirerol is a Senior Android Developer on the Mobile Core team at BAMTech, a subsidiary of Major League Baseball (formerly Major League Baseball Advanced Media). Richard has 10 years of experience in software development with an emphasis on media-based applications for web and mobile. He has presented for many years at Boise Code Camp on a wide range of topics, including Git, HTTP, and .NET technologies. In recent years, he has presented his style of Android development which he terms "Unconventional Android." Richard is also produced three courses for Pluralsight: "Introduction to NancyFx", "Building Web Applications with NancyFx", and "Android Fundamentals: Data Binding".

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Richard Clements

Richard Clements is a Software Developer with Synoptek with over 17 years in the industry, primarily working with web based enterprise development. A strong proponent of agile development and software craftsmanship.

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Richard Hundhausen

Richard is the president of Accentient, a company that helps software teams develop better products by leveraging ALM tools and Scrum. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer, author of Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio, and co-creator of the Scaled Professional Scrum framework. As a software developer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, he understands that software is built and delivered by people and not by processes or tools.

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Robert Carey

Three years ago, Robert embarked on a journey of Leadership Development. After ten years of contracting and pursuing personal interests in software businesses he decided to study his failures. Failures were his opportunity to grow in leadership. A new approach was to empower oneself with leadership skills to propel a new level of character, influence, and belief. Robert spent 35 years in software beginning his career as an Engineering Aide and mathematician at Boeing to retiring as a Data Warehouse Architect.

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Ryan Coates

Ryan isn't a developer (yet), Ryan has spent his career as an infrastructure guy, getting his start with NT and Novell Netware, moving to networking and storage and ultimately ending up in the cloud and virtualization space. Ryan really trys hard to automate all the things, and grumbles about all the things he hasn't automated every time he has to repeat something, as you should too! Also, Ryan is not very good at bios

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Ryan Fullmer

Experienced Agile coach with a strength in applying Agile and Lean principles and practices to even the toughest organizational challenges, supporting the foundational change that moves organizations from where they are to where they want to be.

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Scott Golightly

Scott Golightly is currently working at JourneyTEAM as a Software Engineer and CRM consultant. Scott is also a Microsoft Regional Director. He has over 20 years of industry experience helping clients to create solutions to business problems with various technologies. Scott is an experienced speaker and trainer. He has taught classes around the globe on various technical and business related topics. Scott has presented at numerous code camps, Tech Ed breakout sessions, and Tech Ready. Scott has held many certifications including Certified PowerBuilder Developer, Certified Sybase Instructor, MCP, MCSD, and MCT. When he is not working with computers Scott enjoys spending time with his family and being in the outdoors.

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Scott Henscheid

Scott currently works as a back end software engineer for Ritter Insurance Marketing, primarily working in PHP and .Net/C#. Just prior to Ritter he worked to author the first software able to connect directly to Healthcare.gov and submit applications as a third-party Direct Enrollment connection. Much of his professional experience is in education and healthcare industries. Primary author of the STAPLE PHP framework and an avid private pilot, Scott enjoys a really good problem to solve!

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Senthil Ramakrishnan

After learning "Electronics and Instrumentation" for my engineering degree I have enjoyed every phase of my career working on a wide range of projects spanning many exciting technologies with larger focus on embedded systems. During the past 14 years as an Embedded Software Engineer I worked for many companies like Bosch, HP, Garmin and learned a lot about embedded systems by developing BSPs, OS bring-up, Device drivers, Data acquisition modules, Tools development for various hardware platforms like ARM, x86, MIPS, and ColdFire. In the last 8+ years I gained lot of experience in ARM based systems as part of my work and outside as well by doing hobbyist projects on TI Launchpad/Cypress PSoC platforms. I currently work as Firmware Engineer for Platform Engineering Team in HP, Boise developing platform firmware for HPs LaserJet Printers powered by ARM processors. I also hold "ARM Accredited Engineer" and "ARM Accredited MCU Engineer" certifications.

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Shaun Abram

I'm a developer, technical lead and development manager, interested in software design, architecture and continuous deployment. I'm passionate about building quality software and like to write and speak about technology when I can. Northern Ireland native now happily based in San Francisco.

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Stephen Spector

I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and Xen.org at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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Stuart Zahn

Stuart Zahn is an professional developer with decades of experience delivering business solutions featuring enterprise websites, tooling and APIs. He has a proven track record of not only improving ECM and ERP systems in the backend with C#.Net but also designing rich user experiences in the front end with Javascript/Typescript and ReactJS.

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Thomas Kunzler

Thomas Kunzler graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Computer Networking and has worked for the past several years as a software consultant and web programmer. He is an entrepreneur who loves computers and teaching youth. He has taught programming concepts to youth in schools, scouting groups, and religious organizations. He is a part-owner of Online By Design, an online software engineering firm based out of Payette, Idaho. Online By Design is a partner of TechIdaho.com, whose purpose is to teach computer programming to youth.

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Todd Carrier

Todd Carrier is an Enterprise-Level Database Administrator with 16 years of experience specializing in Microsoft SQL Server, working for a range of companies in the Media (Television/Radio), Mining, Procurement, and Financial industries. In his time off he can be found in the Idaho backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or otherwise refreshing the batteries.

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Tom Day

Tom has been developing software in the Boise area for over 20 years. He has developed automation systems at Micron, e-commerce systems at Albertsons, web applications for the State of Idaho, and provided Oracle SOA consulting and training services around the country. Tom is currently enjoying life as a freelance developer and teaching web development at Boise CodeWorks.

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Walt Ritscher

Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early. Just a few days after discovering how to move pixels around a computer screen he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design. Before long he was sharing his discoveries with other technology buffs, a lifelong pursuit that has led to teaching engagements at universities, private training companies and the international conference circuit. As a consultant, he has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, including Microsoft, HP, and Intel. He is now a staff instructor at LinkedIn Learning, where his content team produces hundreds of technical training courses for software developers each month.

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Zach Richardson

Zach is a serial entrepreneur. As CTO of Basedin, he guided the startup's technology through multiple rounds of financing and one of the top accelerators in the country. At LeanLaw, he built key client onboarding tools and client-facing dashboards, and recruited key personnel. Most recently, Zach has ventured off to build his own startup - Tyro. Tyro is an education platform that teaches students how to code and much more. Through Tyro's partnerships with Boise State University and Trailhead, Zach also teaches the in-person courses at Trailhead Code School.

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Zach Vickery

Working as a developer for several companies in the Boise area, Zach earned a breadth of experience building and supporting a wide variety of applications. This path led him down the path of building SaaS applications and finding ways to scale and operate them at scale. The polyglot nature of SaaS operations tempted him to eventually focus on both the technology and practice of DevOps. Zach currently works as a DevOps Engineer for CloudPassage.

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