Robert Griesemer
Robert Griesemer ‐ keynote speaker ‐
Robert is one of the creators of the Go programming language. Before Go, he was involved in the design and implementation of Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, the domain-specific language Sawzall, the Java HotSpot virtual machine, and Strongtalk, a high-performance Smalltalk system. Once upon a time, he built a vectorizing compiler for the iconic Cray X-MP. Robert works at Google in Mountain View, California, and loves energy-efficient things that “just work”.
Dave Cheney
David is a programmer, public speaker, and author from Sydney, Australia. David has been a contributor to the Go project since February 2011 and is an organiser of GopherCon Denver. David currently works at Atlassian building Kubernetes infrastructure for their internal platform as a service.
William Kennedy, GoBridge
William Kennedy is a managing partner at Ardan Studio in Miami, Florida, a mobile, web, and systems development company. He is also a co-author of the book Go in Action, the author of the blog GoingGo.Net, and a founding member of GoBridge which is working to increase Go adoption through diversity.
Ajey Gore
Ajey Gore ‐ keynote speaker ‐
Ajey is the Group CTO of Go-Jek. With 17 years of experience in building core technology strategy across diverse domains, Ajey has helped several businesses through technology transformations at ThoughtWorks and CodeIgnition. Ajey is the founder of CodeIgnition and an active influencer in the technology community.
Huy Do
LINE Corporation
Huy is a programmer working in Tokyo. He also co-founded, a social blogging platform targeting Vietnamese software engineers, and a core member of Ruby Vietnam community. Huy works at LINE corp building monitoring platform and any tools that can make engineers’ lives better.
Xuanyi co-founded a startup that uses natural language to perform data science analysis.
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell is a Microservices scalability expert at DigitalOcean where he builds the future of cloud services. He is writting a book called “Microservices in Go”. He recently presented at GoLang UK, PromConf Berling, and Surge India, and blogs at Matthew was a founder of Errplane and Langfight. In the past he worked at Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Gucci, and Cartoon network.
Dave Appleton
Dave Appleton has been messing around with things since sometime before the dawn of time. Mentored by people with more technical expertise than interpersonal skills and business sense, Dave started programming in 1968 in FORTRAN, building audio systems about the same time and messing with digital logic in 1976. In the intervening time he has built world beating test systems, co-designed award winning products, run his own instrumentation company for over fifteen years, learned and actually used more than two dozen programming languages at a professional level, and taught courses from hobby to degree level on subjects as diverse as IOT, e-commerce and Image Processing. For the last three years he has been working on crypto currencies and financial technology.
Ryan Law
As one of the pioneering engineers in Grab, Ryan has built some of Grab’s early production systems which later faced problems at scale. He now uses his experience to work as a Site Reliability Engineer to help identify and pre-empt similar issues.
V N Nikhil Anurag
Nikhil is a developer who has worked in multiple domains - ranging from Physics Simulation Models to Ad Tech. In his spare time he tinkers with different programming languages & concepts always trying to better under who things work.
Manish Rai Jain
Manish is the founder of Dgraph, a distributed graph database built for production. He got thrust into distributed systems right out of college, working on real-time web indexing system at Google. He then led various projects to consolidate and serve knowledge graph right behind web search. Implementing GTD and Zero Waste practices, Manish is into efficient and minimalist living. He loves cycling, swimming and ultra-light traveling.
Choon Keat
SP Group
Started the Singapore Ruby Brigade, worked at Slideshare, believes strongly in and contributes to open source. Now available in Go.
Kenneth Shaw
Kenneth “Ken” Shaw is a veteran systems developer, technologist, and entrepreneur and has worked with a number of companies/startups to build out large-scale Go applications, their associated architecture, automation, and deployments. Ken is the former CTO of, and previously built and sold two different tech companies. Currently, Ken is the Founder/CTO of Brankas, a company aiming to change the way banking is done in South East Asia.
Ian Lewis
Ian is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform based Tokyo, Japan. Ian is a Python and Go developer who is passionate about developer communities. He previously co-founded PyCon JP, the largest Python event in Japan. Ian loves learning about how systems work end-to end and spends his time writing and deploying distributed web apps to his favorite container orchestrator (Kubernetes).
Shilin Wu
Shilin is a Strategic Customer Engineer for Google Cloud Platform based in Singapore. Shilin works with strategic Google Cloud customers in APAC. He was Java and Go programer and specialize in Data Analytics and Engineering.
Aditya Mukerjee
Aditya is an engineer at Stripe on the Risk team, based in New York City. He studied statistics at Columbia and computer science at Cornell, and has been writing Go professionally for the past four years. When not defending users against online fraudsters, he spends his free time playing German-style board games and listening to embarrassing music.
Lakshan Perera
Pragma Labs
Lakshan Perera is the founder of Pragma Labs. Previously, he was at Atlassian and Nitrous. He’s using Go since 2012 and used to run Singapore Gophers meetup.