This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Day 1: Explore (Feb. 21)

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Day 2: Align (Feb. 22)

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

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Day 1

Explore

Day 1 Speakers

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    Aaron Patterson

    Engineering Manager

    GitHub

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    Aaron Patterson

    Engineering Manager

    GitHub

    About

    Aaron was born and raised on the mean streets of Salt Lake City. His only hope for survival was to join the local gang of undercover street ballet performers known as the Tender Tights. As a Tender Tights member, Aaron learned to perfect the technique of self-defense pirouettes so that nobody, not even the Parkour Posse could catch him. Between vicious street dance-offs, Aaron taught himself to program. He learned to combine the art of street ballet with the craft of software engineering. Using these unique skills, he was able to leave his life on the streets and become a professional software engineer. He is currently Pirouetting through Processes, and Couruing through code for GitHub. Sometimes he thinks back fondly on his life in the Tender Tights, but then he remembers that it is better to have Tender Loved and Lost than to never have Tender Taught at all.

    Talk - DSP and the Internet of Things

    Day 1, 7:45pm

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    Aja Hammerly

    Developer Advocate

    Google

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    Aja Hammerly

    Developer Advocate

    Google

    About

    Aja lives in Seattle where she is a Developer Advocate at Google and a member of the Seattle Ruby Brigade. Her favorite languages are Ruby and Prolog. She also loves working with large piles of data. In her free time she enjoys skiing, cooking, knitting, and long coding sessions on the beach.

    Talk - 2 Programming Paradigms in 20 Minutes

    Day 1, 8:15pm

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    Gary Hsu

    Tech Lead

    Microsoft

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    Gary Hsu

    Tech Lead

    Microsoft

    About

    Gary and Saurabh work on various open source projects like Babylon.js and glTF as part Microsoft’s initiative to bring 3D to everyone.

    Talk - 3D on the web with Babylon.js

    Day 1, 7:15pm

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    Phil Haack

    Director of Engineering

    GitHub

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    Phil Haack

    Director of Engineering

    GitHub

    About

    Phil Haack (pronounced "hack") never misses an opportunity to point out the pronunciation of his last name. He is the Director of Engineering for Client Apps at GitHub. Client Apps is a group that consists of the Desktop, Atom, Electron, and Editor Tools teams. He also says words at conferences here and there. He has quit writing technical books many times now and hopes this last time will stick.

    Talk - Welcome

    Day 1, 7:00pm

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    Saurabh Bhatia

    Program Manager

    Microsoft

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    Saurabh Bhatia

    Program Manager

    Microsoft

    About

    Gary and Saurabh work on various open source projects like Babylon.js and glTF as part Microsoft’s initiative to bring 3D to everyone.

    Talk - 3D on the web with Babylon.js

    Day 1, 7:15pm

Day 2

Align

Day 2 Speakers

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    Ahmad Nassri

    Principal Architect

    TELUS

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    Ahmad Nassri

    Principal Architect

    TELUS

    About

    As the Principal Architect for TELUS digital, Ahmad acts as the face of the engineering organization within TELUS digital, and responsible for the architecture of TELUS digital’s systems - systems that need to scale to support millions of digitally engaged TELUS customers. In his spare time, Ahmad blogs on Technology & Leadership, mentors early stage startups, and builds open-source projects used by thousands of developers world wide.

    Talk - Scaling Documentation & Team Practices

    Day 2, 2:30pm

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    Carlton Ashley

    Security Solutions Architect

    Intel

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    Carlton Ashley

    Security Solutions Architect

    Intel

    About

    Carlton Ashley is a Security Solutions Architect at Intel Corporation. He has an extensive I.T. Security and Identity Management background with 20 years in Intel I.T. culminating in his role as the Enterprise Identity and Access Management Architect. Carlton is now focusing on integrating Enterprise and Consumer Identity, Authentication and Dynamic Access controls into Intel Hardware Platforms. The goal of better security outcomes for CISOs and developers alike, in a TCO & UX driven I.T. reality, is his every day.

    Talk - Protecting Identity, Protecting Keys

    Day 2, 3:10pm

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    Christian Lewis

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Christian Lewis

    Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Talk - Welcome

    Day 2, 1:00pm

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    Jeff Wilcox

    Principal Software Engineer, Open Source Programs Office

    Microsoft

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    Jeff Wilcox

    Principal Software Engineer, Open Source Programs Office

    Microsoft

    About

    Jeff Wilcox is a software engineer working in the Microsoft Open Source Programs Office, using Node.js and the cloud to help Microsoft embrace open source technologies at scale through automation, delegation, culture change, and a lot of GitHub API calls. In 13 years at Microsoft, Jeff's worked as an architect and development lead on the Azure team, ASP.NET, and several client platforms. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

    Talk - Open Source at Microsoft's Scale - 15,000 engineers and counting

    Day 2, 1:10pm

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    Kuldeep Chowhan

    Principal Software Engineer

    Expedia Inc

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    Kuldeep Chowhan

    Principal Software Engineer

    Expedia Inc

    About

    Kuldeep Chowhan is a Principal Software Engineer at Expedia Inc. He has been involved in building tools and platforms for the last 4+ years to help teams at Expedia consume different AWS Services. He has built a Platform as a Service (PaaS) tool for automated creation of a source code, CI/CD pipeline, fully automated pipeline to deploy Docker containers/AWS Lambdas. The tool has been used to create over 4,000 applications. He is passionate about Serverless technologies. CI/CD, DevOps, and micro service architecture for applications.

    Talk - GitHub at Work @Expedia

    Day 2, 1:40pm

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    Steven Anderson

    CEO | co-founder

    Sirrus7

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    Steven Anderson

    CEO | co-founder

    Sirrus7

    About

    After moving on from his career at Microsoft as a developer and Program Manager, Steven embarked on his entrepreneurial adventure. Since 1998, he has been a CEO, CTO and COO multiple times over for both start up and established software and services companies. He has raised a lot of money, bought and sold a lot of companies and shipped a lot of product - although he doesn't get to code anymore as much as he'd like to.

    Talk - The Next Gen Dev Team - Rise of the Alchemist

    Day 2, 2:50pm

Schedule

Wed February 21

6:30pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

7:00pm

Welcome

Phil Haack, GitHub

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Phil Haack

Director of Engineering

GitHub

Welcome

7:15pm

3D on the web with Babylon.js

Gary Hsu, Microsoft

Saurabh Bhatia, Microsoft

Babylon.js is an open source framework that allows you to easily create stunning 3D experiences in your browser or your web apps. Created on GitHub over five years ago, Babylon.js has grown into a robust community with over 170+ contributors and is used to power various 3D experiences on the web including Microsoft’s Remix3D and Xbox Design Lab.

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Gary Hsu

Tech Lead

Microsoft

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Saurabh Bhatia

Program Manager

Microsoft

3D on the web with Babylon.js

Babylon.js is an open source framework that allows you to easily create stunning 3D experiences in your browser or your web apps. Created on GitHub over five years ago, Babylon.js has grown into a robust community with over 170+ contributors and is used to power various 3D experiences on the web including Microsoft’s Remix3D and Xbox Design Lab.

7:45pm

DSP and the Internet of Things

Aaron Patterson, GitHub

From our phones, to our houses, to our Grandmother's baking–the Internet of Things is littered around us. Today we will explore data analysis using digital signal processing, along with data collection techniques. We'll use Ruby, JavaScript, and R to analyze signals we've scooped up from our IoT devices. Together we can turn our IoT data from just another "crappy digital signal" to something much more polished.

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Aaron Patterson

Engineering Manager

GitHub

DSP and the Internet of Things

From our phones, to our houses, to our Grandmother's baking–the Internet of Things is littered around us. Today we will explore data analysis using digital signal processing, along with data collection techniques. We'll use Ruby, JavaScript, and R to analyze signals we've scooped up from our IoT devices. Together we can turn our IoT data from just another "crappy digital signal" to something much more polished.

8:15pm

2 Programming Paradigms in 20 Minutes

Aja Hammerly, Google

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Aja Hammerly

Developer Advocate

Google

2 Programming Paradigms in 20 Minutes

8:35pm

Drinks and Networking

Drinks and Networking

9:30pm

Close

Close

Thu February 22

12:30pm

Doors Open and Lunch

Doors Open and Lunch

1:00pm

Welcome

Christian Lewis, GitHub

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Christian Lewis

Solutions Engineer

GitHub

Welcome

1:10pm

Open Source at Microsoft's Scale - 15,000 engineers and counting

Jeff Wilcox, Microsoft

Embracing GitHub since 2011, today Microsoft has over 15,000 engineers on GitHub, using, contributing to and releasing open source software. At that scale, the Open Source Programs Office has had to invest in developing tools to gain insights from data, automate whenever possible, and delegate decisions to engineers. In this talk, you'll get an overview of the open source software Microsoft uses to use GitHub and the GitHub API well, and where we are looking to the future.

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Jeff Wilcox

Principal Software Engineer, Open Source Programs Office

Microsoft

Open Source at Microsoft's Scale - 15,000 engineers and counting

Embracing GitHub since 2011, today Microsoft has over 15,000 engineers on GitHub, using, contributing to and releasing open source software. At that scale, the Open Source Programs Office has had to invest in developing tools to gain insights from data, automate whenever possible, and delegate decisions to engineers. In this talk, you'll get an overview of the open source software Microsoft uses to use GitHub and the GitHub API well, and where we are looking to the future.

1:40pm

GitHub at Work @Expedia

Kuldeep Chowhan, Expedia Inc

Come learn how Expedia leverages GitHub Enterprise features like pre-checkin hooks, git SHA1 for automated release notes and web hooks to generate deployment config as part of the CI/CD platform that Expedia uses to deploy to AWS.

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Kuldeep Chowhan

Principal Software Engineer

Expedia Inc

GitHub at Work @Expedia

Come learn how Expedia leverages GitHub Enterprise features like pre-checkin hooks, git SHA1 for automated release notes and web hooks to generate deployment config as part of the CI/CD platform that Expedia uses to deploy to AWS.

2:10pm

Break

Break

2:30pm

Scaling Documentation & Team Practices

Ahmad Nassri, TELUS

TELUS Digital is an organization of 350+ team members, inside a corporation of 50,000 employees, In this talk, we'll cover how we use Github as a decentralized documentation platform for our technology, our team's practices, and even as a key collaboration tool in the way we run our digital business, including activities such as new team member onboarding, training, and brainstorming new initiatives and experiments.

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Ahmad Nassri

Principal Architect

TELUS

Scaling Documentation & Team Practices

TELUS Digital is an organization of 350+ team members, inside a corporation of 50,000 employees, In this talk, we'll cover how we use Github as a decentralized documentation platform for our technology, our team's practices, and even as a key collaboration tool in the way we run our digital business, including activities such as new team member onboarding, training, and brainstorming new initiatives and experiments.

2:50pm

The Next Gen Dev Team - Rise of the Alchemist

Steven Anderson, Sirrus7

Business is rapidly changing and becoming exponentially more demanding while technology shifts at its own frenetic pace - remembering that we're not just engineers, but also creators, is an important advantage now and in the future.

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Steven Anderson

CEO | co-founder

Sirrus7

The Next Gen Dev Team - Rise of the Alchemist

Business is rapidly changing and becoming exponentially more demanding while technology shifts at its own frenetic pace - remembering that we're not just engineers, but also creators, is an important advantage now and in the future.

3:10pm

Protecting Identity, Protecting Keys

Carlton Ashley, Intel

A look into how Intel I.T. and Intel’s Platform Security Division found ways to work together to embraced Standards based , hardware protected, on-device authenticators and accelerated Strong Identity protections for its developers and privileged administrators… and while at it, creating a couple cool products along the way.

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Carlton Ashley

Security Solutions Architect

Intel

Protecting Identity, Protecting Keys

A look into how Intel I.T. and Intel’s Platform Security Division found ways to work together to embraced Standards based , hardware protected, on-device authenticators and accelerated Strong Identity protections for its developers and privileged administrators… and while at it, creating a couple cool products along the way.

3:30pm

Drinks and Networking

Drinks and Networking

4:30pm

Close

Close

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Seattle presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We highly encourage attendees to take public transportation or ridesharing services to events. Parking is not provided at the venue but can be found in the general area.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email events@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.

  • I have a question which isn't answered here?

    Email it to constellation@github.com