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Alex Allain is a Director of Engineering at Dropbox. He was one of the first engineers on the Dropbox Business product before leading Dropbox’s Product Platform group, whose initiatives includes the Dropbox Sync Engine, shared mobile C++ and developer tools. Alex has run Cprogramming.com since 1998 and is the author of Jumping into C++, a book for new programmers.
Alex is a Software Engineer who is working at PTScientists GmbH, a German aerospace startup that is planning to land a spacecraft on the Moon. After work, he is organizing LLVM Social in Berlin and researching the topic of mutation testing. He is generally interested in developer tools, low-level development, and software hardening.
Alex is the founder and CEO of Vectorized. 12 years in streaming. Previously, a Principal Eng at Akamai and founder & CTO of Concord.io, a C++ Stream Processing engine sold to Akamai in 2016.
Alfred has been doing research towards IncludeOS since 2013, and got a PhD scholarship based on the early work in 2014. The IEEE CloudCom paper introducing the IncludeOS prototype was published in 2015 and he spun out a startup around IncludeOS in 2016, in collaboration with Oslo and Akershus university college (the largest institution for engineering education in Norway). He’s currently focusing 100% on developing IncludeOS from research experiment to a production ready platform for cloud services.
Alfred holds BSc and MSc in computer science, with focus on logic and computability, from the university of Oslo. He has 10+ years of industrial programming experience, mostly in web services. He’s been working at Oslo university college since 2011, teaching various subjects ranging from operating systems, sysadmin and firewalls to web development. He started learning C++ when he took over a C++ course at the college in 2011. A very good year to start C++.
Amir Kirsh is a C++ lecturer at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo and at Tel-Aviv University, previously the Chief Programmer at Comverse, after being CTO and VP R&D at a startup acquired by Comverse. He is also a co-organizer of the annual Core C++ conference and a member of the ISO C++ Israeli National Body. Recently Amir joined Incredibuild as a C++ Dev Advocate.
As a C and C++ software developer, Anastasia Kazakova created real-time *nix-based systems and pushed them to production for 8 years. She worked as an intern in Microsoft Research, Networking department, and launched the first 4G network in Russia being a part of the Yota operator team. She has a passion for networking algorithms and embedded programming and believes in good tooling. With all her love for C++, she is now the Product Marketing Manager on the JetBrains C++ tools and .NET marketing teams. Besides, Anastasia runs a C++ user group in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.