These forward-thinking community builders kicked off the afternoon with Ignite-style talks to inspire conversation.

James Ward,  Principal Platform Evangelist at Salesforce.com

James has been a developer evangelist for over 10 years, for companies including Adobe, Heroku, and now Salesforce.com. He presents at conferences around the world and has published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. 

@_JamesWard | Github | LinkedIn

Leigh Honeywell, Platform Security Engineer at Heroku

Leigh reboots computers and makes hackerspaces. She is a member of the Double Union women’s hackerspace in San Francisco, an administrator of the Geek Feminism wiki and blog, and adviser to the Ada Initiative. 

@hypatiadotca | Github | LinkedIn


Matt Haines, Community Manager at Electric Imp

Matt is responsible for building and nurturing the Electric Imp community. He ensures their developer community has the resources and support they need to work on the projects and products they want to. 

@matthainesGithub | LinkedIn

Tim Falls, VP Community at Keen IO

Tim has been helping make developers happier people since 2010, through community-building roles at SendGrid and Keen IO - two different, yet very similar, developer tools companies solving problems through APIs.

@timfalls | Github | LinkedIn


Kelly Shearon, Director of Product and Brand Marketing at Github

Kelly focuses on product marketing for developers at GitHub, and frequently wishes she was a ninja assassin. In her spare time, she writes CoffeeScript to relax. 

@kcshearon | Github | LinkedIn 

Stephen Nguyen, Developer Evangelist at Iron.io

He currently serves as a organizer for San Francisco Ruby on Rails meetup and as a coach and alumni mentor at Dev Bootcamp. He is also founder and currently sits on the board of advisors to MAUVSA, a regional community nonprofit devoting to growing Vietnamese American leaders based in Virginia. In his free time you'll find him trying to break things.

@stephenitis | Github | LinkedIn