You’re Invited to E4E 2015

On Friday, September 18, 2015, Constant Contact will be hosting our third developer conference, engineers4engineers (e4e for short), at our corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA, just outside of Boston.

Organized by engineers, for engineers (hence the name), e4e is a free, invitation-only multi-track conference featuring a world-class lineup of speakers from the developer community. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, interesting to software engineers, quality engineers, and DevOps.

Because it’s a free and local conference, it’s perfect for developers whose employers can’t always afford to send them to expensive conferences on the west coast.

Our lineup is a great example of the diversity that we strive for at Constant Contact. You’ll find a great mix of deep technical talks and thought-challenging soft-talks. Take a look at the lineup below and read on for an opportunity for our blog readers.

Session Speakers

Raffi_KrikorianDeveloping Developers – Raffi Krikorian, Uber

Raffi was the VP of Engineering at Twitter and is now building massive scale software & data platforms at Uber, in their Advanced Technology center.

Kitt_HodsdenAutomate Your Site’s Front-End Performance – Kitt Hodsden, Shopify

Kitt Hodsden is the 47th laziest developer in the world, a feat which takes considerable effort.  She currently works at Shopify, having previously worked at Twitter, Phase2 and her company CodingClan.  She co-founded Hacker Dojo, a community space for hackers, tinkerers, makers and programmers in Mountain View, California; worked on Shrek and Antz; and has built enough websites to lose count.

Jen_AndreBuilding a code sandbox in Docker – Jen Andre, ThreatStack

Jen is a software developer, tinkerer and has spent over 15 years as a technical leader in the cybersecurity space. Before co-founding Threat Stack, one of the first cloud security monitoring companies, she worked as a researcher, developer, and security analyst at prominent security companies like Mandiant and Symantec. When not hacking on code, she likes to blog and speak about her thoughts around software development, open source, and the state of security in the cloud.

Dipali_TrivediMicro Services 102 – Dipali Trivedi, Constant Contact

Dipali is a technologist specialized in designing highly scalable and complex SAAS products using Cloud technologies, NoSQL, Big data, SOA/Microservices, EDA, Messaging and Design patterns.

Rich_KuzsmaDebugging the Brain – Rich Kuzsma, Constant Contact

Rich Kuzsma is an engineering manager and aspiring rationalist at Constant Contact.  He’s directed large and small teams, and designed and dveloped large and small systems.  He’s passionate about applying rationality to engineering and life.

Ben_Anderson3Functional JS: Reverse-Engineering the hype – Ben Anderson, Hubspot

Ben is a staff software engineer and Front-end specialist at Hubspot and has been creating things on the web for more than 14 years, driven by a strong belief in the open web platform and enthusiasm for open source.

Justin_SearlsSometimes a Controller is Just a Controller – Justin Searls, Test Double

Aspiring Computer Programmer. Maintaining a healthy disrespect for the status quo since first learning what status quo meant.

Kyle_Simpson2ES6: Today’s Javascript – Kyle Simpson, MakerSquare

Kyle Simpson is Head of Curriculum for MakerSquare and an evangelist of the open web. He’s passionate about all things JavaScript, writes books including the very popular “You don’t know JS” series, teaches JavaScript, speaks, and contributes to the world of OSS.

Ryan_LItalienFirst walk on Embers – Ryan L’Italien, Constant Contact

Ryan L’Italien is a full stack developer at Constant Contact who builds with Javascript, Ruby, DevOps, or just about anything that can be deployed. Ryan follows the philosophy of going fast, working hard and playing hard. Outside of work, you can probably find him swimming, biking or/and running.

saronReading Code Good – Saron Yitbarek, Microsoft

Saron is a developer, currently working at Microsoft managing a new tech training program called Tech Jobs Academy. She’s also the founder of CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code, and host of the CodeNewbie Podcast, available in your favorite podcast app.

Lesley_DeVeberDoing Donuts with MarionetteJS – Lesley DeVeber, Constant Contact

Lesley is a senior front end developer at Constant Contact focusing on JavaScript and Java. She has written various single page apps in Backbone/Marionette, Angular, and ExtJS over the years. When not coding, she enjoys playing with cats, video games, and eating donuts.

Tracy_HurleyAmazon Web Services for You – Tracy Hurley, Constant Contact

Tracy Hurley has nearly 15 years experience running websites including over a decade as a full stack developer working on small teams. For over 5 years, she has worked almost exclusively with Amazon Web Services for companies ranging from a 2 person startup to enterprise. During that time she transition from software engineering to operations and has developed an uncanny knack for diagnosing issues. When she’s not busy getting servers and services into shape, she likes to let off some steam playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Keynote Speakers

keavy_mcminnKeavy McMinn

Keavy is a software engineer at GitHub. Previously, as an independent consultant, she has paired up with renowned development teams InfoEther and Elabs, and created software for clients such as Creative Scotland and The British Museum. Like many of her fellow Irishmen, Keavy enjoys telling a good story. Unlike many, she trains for Ironman triathlons.

MikeMonteiroMike Monteiro

Mike Monteiro is the Design Director of Mule Design in San Francisco. He’s also an inspirational speaker and writer. His latest book You’re My Favorite Client has just been published and makes a swell pairing with his Design is a Job. Mike is also a great follow on Twitter, where he’s known to occasionally stir things up.

Would you like to join us?

We can confidently say we have a great speaker lineup for you in 2015 and thought as readers of our technical blog you’d appreciate the opportunity to register. September 18th will be a fun day, a full day, and an exciting day.

We’ll start and end with a great keynote and 12 fantastic speakers in between. And it wouldn’t be a Constant Contact sponsored event if we didn’t host it in our extraordinary innovation space and crowned it with a party at the end. This is the perfect place to network, learn, and have fun! Come join the best and brightest from across the country for a day of software excellence.

And if you still need convincing, watch some of our past keynotes and sessions. Previous keynotes included Michael Lopp and Merlin Mann. Past speakers included Katrina Owen, Kyle Simpson, key people from Gulp, Docker, and Netflix covering topics on front-end development, Ruby, Javascript, DevOps, and Architecture.

So come on, come all. Bring your friends and colleagues, register here with the secret code: CTCTBLOG.

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