Waza 2013 - Keynote Speakers
January 29, 2013 by Sara Dornsife
Waza (技) 2013 is less than a month away and we are excited to have a full lineup of speakers who will be talking about their perspectives on art and technique. In between the talks, take part in an unique blend of conversation and craft through the hands-on workshops led by artisans teaching their trades from origami creations, to take-home woodblock prints, and even a hand-crafted and dyed quilt. Take part in this celebration of skill and making at Waza 2013.
Michael Lopp: Rands in Repose
Michael has been blogging since 2002 as his alter-ego Rands in Repose.
Our favorite recent quote: "Engineers don’t hate process. They hate process that can’t defend itself." We couldn’t agree more.
Kirby Ferguson: Everything is a Remix.
Kirby is a filmmaker, storyteller, and remixer. He is known for his fantastic video series Everything is a Remix
Favorite quote: “We are not self-made. We are dependent on one another. Admitting this to ourselves isn't an embrace of mediocrity and derivativeness, it's a liberation from our misconceptions.”
He’s been featured at TED.
In addition to these fantastic keynotes, we have a full day of sessions that include:
Aaron Patterson: Rails and Ruby core contributor
Rune Madsen: a computational artist working in the fields of programming and graphic design
Steve Klabnik: The nomads are there, wherever there forms a smooth space ... The nomads inhabit these places; they remain in them, and they themselves make them grow.
Jacob Kaplan-Moss: Creator of Django
Yukihiro 'Matz' Matsumoto: Rubyのパパ (Ruby’s Dad)
Sharon Schmidt: When life hands me lemons I throw them on the floor.
Austin Bales: Designing Do (@DoWorkTogether). ENTP. CMU alum. Friend of @odopod.
Ryan Smith: ♠ ace hacker. heroku engineer.
Rob Sullivan: Señor Enterprise Data Magistrate. In my free time I crash servers, eat burritos and run a street gang called Los Locos.
Noah Zoschke: SF explorer. Heroku hacker.
Peter van Hardenberg: One of the herokai working mostly on Postgres. He’s just this guy, you know?
Wesley Beary: gamer, hacker, herokai, mentor, open sourced, quantified, self
Afterparty, sponsored by Github
Waza doesn’t end after the last speaker leaves the stage. All attendees are invited to join Heroku and Github at the Waza afterparty. Live music, drinks, and a great time is on the schedule.
Don’t miss out - Register Today!