Meet our passionate speakers and trainers

Get inspired by our passionate speakers from well-known, international companies like Netflix, Google and Microsoft.

John Lindquist
Co-founder egghead.io

John has spent the majority of his career developing Rich Web Applications. Before starting egghead.io, John worked at JetBrains as a WebStorm evangelist, and prior to JetBrains he was a Technical Architect at Isobar leading large teams in building the latest and greatest in web apps for the Air Force, HBO, and Bloomberg.

John Lindquist
Co-founder egghead.io
Sarah Drasner
Vue.js core team | Microsoft

Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Speaker, Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. Sarah is also the co-founder of Web Animation Workshops, with Val Head. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given Frontend Masters workshops on Vue.js and Advanced SVG Animations. Sarah is formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow).

Sarah Drasner
Vue.js core team | Microsoft
Andre Staltz
Open source hacker. Created cyclejs.

Andre Staltz is programmer specializing in functional and reactive programming for user interfaces, with 12 years of experience programming in C++, Java, JavaScript, Kotlin, Python, and other languages. Andre has built libraries and frameworks for JavaScript, such as Cycle.js and RxJS, and spoken at dozens of conferences around Europe.

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Andre Staltz
Open source hacker. Created cyclejs.
Simona Cotin
Microsoft, London

Simona is an enthusiastic full stack developer with experience in building rich data visualization tools for network data and more recently building apps in the cloud. Communities power her up and that's why she is co-organising the London Javascript meetup. Passionate about knowledge sharing, she has also worked on workshops for Women Who Code in Dublin and NgGirls in Copenhagen encouraging women to learn more about programming.

Simona Cotin
Microsoft, London
Pascal Precht
Google Developer Expert Angular | Thoughtram.io

Pascal is a front-end engineer and a Angular Developer Expert nominated by Google. He created the angular-translate module, is an Angular contributor and also part of the Angular Docs Authoring team.
He's a co-founder and trainer at thoughtram and loves to travel the world and share his experiences and knowledge by speaking at conferences and meetups.

Pascal Precht
Google Developer Expert Angular | Thoughtram.io
Marcy Sutton
Accessibility advocate | axe-core

Marcy Sutton works on accessibility tools at Deque (DQ) Systems, a company focused on digital equality. Marcy is passionate about making the web accessible for everyone, and in 2016 she was given an O’Reilly Web Platform Award for her work. She loves applying her skills and personal values on the axe-core project, speaking at conferences around the world and producing accessibility screencasts for Egghead.io. Her blog, Accessibility Wins, highlights accessible user interfaces and tools, contributing a positive voice to the web development space.

Marcy Sutton
Accessibility advocate | axe-core
Jonas Bandi
Enthusiastic Software Professional

Jonas Bandi is a freelance developer, consultant and trainer. His current passion lies in bringing modern frontend development to traditional enterprise projects.
Coming from a Java & .NET background he is now primarily working with JavaScript, Angular & React. Jonas is currently building the web-stack for a leading wholesale supply company in Switzerland.
In the past years he shared his knowledge in dozens of in-house workshops at companies all over Switzerland. Jonas is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in Bern.

Jonas Bandi
Enthusiastic Software Professional
Dominic Elm
Angular trainer | Thoughtram.io

Dominic is a graduate in computer science and is passionate about many web technologies including Angular, Firebase, and ReactiveX. He has always been enthusiastic about teaching. In fact, Dominic devoted his thesis on the topic of enterprise gamification making the the process of sharing and learning within companies fun and enjoyable for everyone. At the moment he's a Trainer at thoughtram providing Angular trainings worldwide.

Dominic Elm
Angular trainer | Thoughtram.io
Gerard Sans
Google Developer Expert

Gerard is very excited about the future of the Web and JavaScript. Always happy Computer Science Engineer and humble Google Developer Expert. He loves to share his learnings by giving talks, trainings and writing about cool technologies. He loves running AngularZone and GraphQL London, mentoring students and giving back to the community.

Gerard Sans
Google Developer Expert
Austin McDaniel
Angular Team

Austin McDaniel is a web and JavaScript expert with over a decade of experience. He is passionate about creating innovative software and sharing what he has learned with others. As a member of the Angular team, Austin works on the Angular Material project. He’s also the author of several popular open source libraries such as ngx-datatable and ngx-charts. Currently, Austin consults for businesses to help their development teams harness the power of Angular and open source.

Austin McDaniel
Angular Team
Jem Young
Netflix

Jem Young is a (very) tall engineer at Netflix who loves dogs, reading, and clean code. He really enjoys working across the stack but his true passion lies in JavaScript and building a clean user experience. He believes that empathy is the key to building an effective UI and when he’s not out riding his bike, you can find him hassling other engineers to write more tests.

Jem Young
Netflix
Brigitte Hulliger
We Shape Tech

Brigitte studied and worked in computer science as a software engineer, requirements engineer and project leader before she founded her own company «Break the Box» in 2016. As a woman in tech - still a male dominated environment in Switzerland - she brought the female network «We Shape Tech» to Berne in 2016. We Shape Tech is a network for women in tech and innovation and it aims to empower women transforming potential into actions and grow talents into leaders.

We Shape Tech
Brigitte Hulliger
We Shape Tech
Monika Blaser
We Shape Tech

Monika grew up in the valley of Emmental and started with a commercial apprenticeship in the food sector. She changed to the IT department and was in several positions as application supporter, database- and systemadministrator or teamlead in companies in the energy sector, the government and in banking. She studied business information systems and currently works for PostFinance in the innovation team. She built up an innovation lab nearly three years ago and joint WeShapeTech board Bern by the end of 2017.

Monika Blaser
We Shape Tech