Speakers

Dog Food 2017 Speakers


We hope you are as excited as we are to see all of the great speakers this year!

christina-aldan

Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. More


IanPhilPot

I work with emerging technologies. I use the full stack development skills I’ve cultivated over 15 years to work across functional areas, domains, and disciplines. More


Angel-Thomas

Angel is a founder and chapter leader for the Toledo chapter of Girl Develop It. More


ashley-mcglone-2

Ashley McGlone is a former Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, helping people learn and love automation. Ashley’s TechNet blog focuses on real-world solutions using PowerShell. More


Bill-Curry

Bill has deep experience leading large, diverse teams to deliver mission critical solutions for the diverse customers. More


bill-sempf-2

Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. More


brandon-stephenson

Brandon is a responsible, enthusiastic and self-motivated technology and business professional recognized for an “above and beyond” work ethic and the ability to work with diverse teams. More


Brett-Whittington

Brett is a web development consultant and has been working for more than 11 years. He specializes in hybrid mobile app development and using front end frameworks such as AngularJS. More


brian-sherwin-4

Brian Sherwin is a Sr. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years. More


brian-t-jackett-3

Brian T. Jackett is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft with 12 years in the IT industry. More


charlotte-chang-2

Charlotte is a system scientist and tech enthusiast who loves dogs. An organizational design coach by day, she is multi-disciplined in full stack Ruby on Rails development, web-based user experience, and hardware-software integrated product management. More


crhis-slee

Chris Slee is the founder and principal of AWH, a Dublin, Ohio software engineering firm currently celebrating its 22nd year of creating great digital products for business clients. More


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craig-stuntz-2

Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. More


curtiss-adams

Curt Adams has been working in IT since 2001, as a systems administrator and consultant. He has over 10 years of consulting experience with Microsoft products and technologies, including being a V-TSP/P-Seller. More


Dan-Charlton

Daniel graduated from Michigan State University in 2007. After managing IT operations for a DC non-profit for two years, he joined Total Solutions in 2012. More


dan-king

Dan is Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft and focuses on cloud identity and securing the enterprise. More


David-Buckingham

David Buckingham is Practice Lead for the Custom Application Development team at KiZAN Technologies. More


doug-mair-3

Doug is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises in Columbus Ohio. He started developing software as a high school freshman on a TRS-80 16K. More


drew-furgiuele-2

Drew is a Senior Database Administrator at IGS, and has been working with the Microsoft Data Platform for over 15 years. When he’s not accidentally dropping tables in production, More


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elizabeth-gray

I currently work as a Desktop Support Specialist at the [American Printing House for the Blind](http://www.aph.org/) providing primarily production side support. I will have been there for over 2 and a half years when Dog Food Con 2017 rolls around. More


erin-page-2

Erin is a US Army Veteran, mom to two brilliant teenage boys, and Web Application Developer at [Reax](https://www.reax.io/). More


gregory-beamer

Greg is a consummate geek who likes to live on the bleeding edge of technology. He currently gets paid to provide Enterprise Architecture consulting to clients of UST Global, an onshore/offshore solutions company. More


Guy-Royse

Guy works for Nexosis in Columbus, Ohio as a Developer Evangelist. Combining his decades of experience in building software with a history of sharing what he has learned, Guy goes out into developer communities and teaches others how to use the Nexosis API. More


james-hopkins

James is currently a Senior Solutions Architect/Principal Consultant in north east Ohio with over 20 years of information technology consulting experience. More


jared-faris-2

Jared is a Microsoft MVP and the VP of Technology and Solutions at HMB ([http://www.hmbnet.com](http://www.hmbnet.com)), an IT services company based out of Columbus, OH. More


jason-condo-3

Jason Condo is the Director of Advanced Infrastructure Practice for Bennett Adelson based in Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Cleveland and Columbus. More


Jason-Nicolaou

Jason has experience driving operational system upgrades by evaluating requirements, identifying improvement opportunities, and ultimately implementing change to increase efficiency and system performance. More


jason-yee-2

Jason is a technical writer and evangelist at Datadog, where he works to inspire developers and ops engineers with the power of metrics and monitoring. More


jeff-mckenzie-2

Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. More


Jessica-Katz

Jessica Katz is a trainer, mentor and coach helping people find and nurture their authentic selves. More


Jim-Everett

Jim Everett is a Principal Consultant at HMB where he designs custom software solutions for clients. More


joe-hartsel

Joe is the Sr. Manager of Enterprise Collaboration at Centric Consulting, a Microsoft Managed Partner with competencies in Collaboration & Content, Cloud Platform, and Cloud Productivity. More


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Joe has been an infrastructure consultant for 20 plus years. More


John-Dages

John is passionate about delivering application and data solutions on the public cloud. More


Joshua-Russell

I’m Joshua Russell, a Ruby enthusiast and a student of object-oriented programming in general. More


Juan-Torres

Juan Torres serves as Deputy Director of Technology, for Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services. More


keith-mayer

Evangelist ★ Speaker ★ Architect ★ Community Leader More


kevin-boles-2

Kevin is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 20 years of database experience and almost 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience More


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KEVIN MACK
With over 20 years of digital experience, Kevin Mack has worked along other industry leaders to make creative and innovative experiences that scale and meet customer demands, needs, and visions. His background includes designing and developing user experiences for large-scaling websites and applications. Kevin is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of BYBE where he focuses on the evolution of the BYBE brand and creating integrated experiences for retailers and consumers. Since 2016, Kevin has been running a digital marketing agency called Discreet AF. Discreet is a collection of nerds, creatives, consultants/advisors that wake up doing what they love to do each day. He is the co-founder and organizer of The Columbus Web Group http://columbuswebgroup.com where he actively participates in growing and educating the community around design, development, best practices and standards for the web. You can find him on Twitter (@nicetransition), YouTube https://goo.gl/jrHuQH, CodePen http://codepen.io/nicetransition, or GitHub https://github.com/kevinmack18. His passions are “all things web” and mentoring others. Plus, he parties.

SEAN DORAN
Sean’s a hybrid UX designer and front-end developer using psychology to solve enterprise problems with delightfully cohesive product experiences. He also just started SPJPGRD, a consulting company bringing you the smart integration of content strategy, marketing, and design systems for simple evergreen profitability. When he’s not working on the web, he’s connecting the community through Columbus Web Group, the largest most active local meetup.


laura-jackson-2

Laura is a product owner consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group for their Columbus office. More


lori-sites

Lori Sites has been in the industry for over 20 years delivering projects in the .Net area on windows, web and cloud platforms. She is still having a blast learning new things every day and feels blessed to be able to have a job that can be so much fun.


mark-kovacevich

Mark Kovacevich is the President of Improving, North America, a national leader in delivering technology consulting and training. He is responsible for national operations and leadership. More


michael-austin

Michael is a Business Productivity Specialist for Enterprise Accounts at Microsoft. In his role, Michael works with Fortune 1000 clients to help transform their businesses to cloud-based services which deliver Microsoft’s unparalleled productivity capabilities. More


michael-l-perry-2

Software is math. Every class is a theorem. The compiler is the proof. And unit tests check our work. More


Mike-Hand

Mike has been in software development for over 10 years, working everywhere from top 10 defense contractors, small privately owned companies, freelance, and the world of consulting.


nick-branstein

Software developer, hardware geek, video game enthusiast, & Clevelander at heart. Telerik Developer Expert.


Nishant-shah

Nishant is Office 365 Productivity & Security Technology Solutions Professional with US EPG. In his day-to-day work, he helps organizations modernize and transform using Microsoft technologies. More


David-Balzer

Patrick Toner is a highly motivated, creative and accomplished software developer with more than 15 years of professional experience. More


patrick-tucker

Patrick Tucker is a long-time trainer, speaker and consultant with a background in development and a focus on helping businesses get the most value from their technology. More


paul-newell

I’m a nerd. And a geek. So much so I made it a goal to work at Microsoft. Fast forward a bit and I am a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft supporting Exchange and Exchange Online. More


paul-stork-2

Paul is the Owner/Principal Architect at Don’t Pa..Panic Consulting. Paul has almost 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, and has played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. More


randy-walker-2

A MicroISV owner for 11 years, Microsoft MVP for 8 years, and former Board member for INETA, Randy Walker has dedicated his life efforts towards fostering the software development community.


richard-broida

Richard Broida has been a software architect and consultant for Bennett Adelson since 2003 and has served as a Practice Director for Connected Systems since 2013. More


rick-vanover

Rick Vanover (Cisco Champion, MVP, vExpert) is the Director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. More


Rob-Urbanowicz

Rob Urbanowicz leads the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Practice with over 25 years of CRM and ERP experience. More


ryan-miller

I am a Principal Consultant with over fifteen (15) years of professional experience. More


stacy-deere-strole-3

Stacy Deere-Strole (MVP) is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. More


steve-smith-3

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. More


tameika-reed

Tameika Reed founded Women In Linux out of frustration that there were no other women or women of color represented at the workplace or tech events. More


Thomas-haver

Thomas is presently serving as the Senior Application Architect for Huntington National Bank. He is responsible for the conversion from manual testing to Ruby/Cucumber automation for the entire enterprise. More


tim-rayburn

Tim Rayburn is a Vice President of Consulting with Improving Enterprises, a software and project management consulting company in Dallas, TX. More


tommy-graves

Tommy Graves is a Software Engineer at Root Insurance Company. More


warner-moore-2

Warner Moore is a driven technology leader and architect with a background in web operations and information security. More


wayne-goode-3

I am a Software Engineering Manager in Huntsville, Alabama who spent most of his career as a Software Developer. I have a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from UAH. Recently I began pursuing a second degree in Communication Studies. More


Will-martin

I worked for Microsoft as a messaging consultant for 13.5 years, but wanted to get off the road. So now I’m working near my home and enjoying my kids as they grow. And I don’t intend to move from this location, central Ohio, anytime soon. More