February 16 - February 20, 2015
Montreal, Canada

Team ConFoo

Yann Larrivée

Yann Larrivée

ylarrivee [at] confoo.ca
@ylarrivee

Yann is an outdoor & technology enthusiast. He founded a Montreal based IT company (FooLab, Inc.) in 2009 where he truly enjoy helping businesses reach their goals. He is also the leader of the PHP Quebec community and the ConFoo Conference.

President of FooLab, Inc.
President of PHP Quebec and ConFoo

Anna Filina

Anna Filina

afilina [at] confoo.ca
@afilina

Anna is a long-time Web developer and is currently vice-president at FooLab. When programming, she uses mainly PHP and Javascript, with an emphasis on performance, usability and timely shipping. When she’s not training developers or speaking abroad, Anna organizes social and educational events for PHP Quebec as well as the ConFoo conference.

Vice-president of FooLab, Inc.
Non-profit: Co-organizer of PHP Quebec and ConFoo
Blog: annafilina.com

Marc Paquin

Marc Paquin

mpaquin [at] confoo.ca

Marc is recently retired from the armed forces and is starting his second career in IT, with an interest with all aspects of information security. He is the floor manager for the Confoo conference.

Advisors

Advisors have contributed to the success of ConFoo by inviting countless speakers, reviewing hundreds of talk proposals and actively promoting the event in the community.

Ilia Alshanetsky

Ilia Alshanetsky

Ilia Alshanetsky is a CIO at Centah Inc., a company specializing in providing solutions for the retail industry. Over the last 10 years Ilia has been heavily involved in development of PHP, as a Core Developer and Release Master, authoring many extensions and language improvements.

PHP Core Developer, Author of FUDForum, Author
CIO at Centah Inc
Blog: ilia.ws

Denis Boudreau

Denis Boudreau

info [at] denisboudreau.org
@dboudreau

Denis is a senior Web Accessibility consultant working for Deque Systems and an invited expert of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in various working groups, including Education and Outreach (EOWG) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). He has been advocating social inclusion on the Web since 2001, has been running the annual a11yMTL conference and actively tweets about accessibility at @dboudreau.

Web Accessibility Avenger at Deque Systems inc.
Non-profit: AccessibilitéWeb and W3Québec

Sean Coates

Sean Coates

sean [at] seancoates.com
@coates

Sean does all types of technical things on all of the projects at Fictive Kin, where he is a partner.

Works at Fictive Kin
Blog: seancoates.com

Gauthier Garnier

Gauthier Garnier

garnier.gauthier [at] gmail.com
@gauthiergarnier

Gauthier is specialized in the development of content management systems from 2005. He taught the principles of content management for 3 years in an engineering school in Paris (EPITA). He worked for 2 years for SMILE (first integrator of open source solutions in Europe), then 4 years for Novactive (web agency specializing in integrating open source projects in PHP). Gauthier worked on many content websites, using different CMS: Wordpress, SPIP, Drupal, TYPO3 and eZ Publish. But also with the lowest level frameworks such as Zend Framework / Symphony / Zeta Components.

General Manager at Novactive Canada Inc.
Board member of Alliance Numérique
Blog: blog.gauthier-garnier.ca

Frédéric Harper

Frédéric Harper

fredh [at] microsoft.com
@fharper

In the IT world for more than 10 years, his expertise is mostly around Web development with different technology. If you want to talk about Web, Open Source, Open Standard and Interoperability, Fred is your man. Don't be afraid to get in touch with him as he is a social beast.

Blog: outofcomfortzone.net

Martin Legris

Martin Legris

martin [at] tastefilter.com

Martin is fascinated by the human-machine interaction, especially in the mobile world. He is dedicated to augmenting the level of interaction, and making it more fluid, intuitive and rewarding; focusing on the individual instead of orienting it on how machines are used to handle data. A dedicated developer of rich UX experiences; teacher; speaker; visionary.

President & CEO at Taste Filter Inc.
Non-profit: Developed several open-source API clients for AS3 over the years
Blog: blog.martinlegris.com

Jonathan Marcil

Jonathan Marcil

jmarcil [at] confoo.ca
@jonathanmarcil

Jonathan likes being involved in many events. In ConFoo, he keeps track of security related talks and OWASP visibility. His main occupation is consulting in Web security, but deep down, he is a developer with a agnostic vision of programming languages. He has a diploma in Software Engineering from Ecole de Technologie Superieure and more than 10 years of experience in Information Technology and Security.

Non-profit: OWASP Montreal chapter leader, NorthSec (formerly Hackus) computer security competition challenge designer
Blog: blog.jonathanmarcil.ca

Andy McKay

Andy McKay

andy [at] clearwind.ca
@andymckay

Andy does web development for Mozilla and likes Python and open source an awful lot. Conversations revolve around skiing, curling, kayaking or bacon.

Senior Web Developer at Mozilla
Non-profit: Vancouver Python User Group and Vancouver Django User Group
Blog: agmweb.ca/blog/andy

Martin Provencher

Martin Provencher

mprovencher [at] confoo.ca
@vivrass

Martin builds Web application using Ruby on Rails. He wants to solve hard problems to challenge his own abilities. He is the president of Montreal.rb and loves to help all the communities in Montreal.

Developer at TelcoBridges
Non-profit: President of Montreal.rb
Blog: vivrass.com

Jake Smith

Jake Smith

@jakefolio

Jake Smith is an Software Engineer who frequently blogs about a variety of web development topics. Jake was the architect behind the Webby People's Choice award winning getlegal.com web portal. He is an active member/co-organizer of the Dallas PHP User Group.

Non-profit: Co-Organizer of DallasPHP
Blog: jakefolio.com

Hanneli C. A. Tavante

Hanneli C. A. Tavante

hannelita [at] gmail.com
@hannelita

Hanneli (a.k.a. @hannelita) is a Brazilian developer working at Caelum, addicted to code, learn new programming languages, frameworks, blow capacitors, do some C programming to relax and commit useful (or unuseful) code for random Open Source Projects that she finds at Github. She tries to help community projects with her blog. She also likes coffee, especially the one from Starbucks.

Blog: hannelita.wordpress.com
Projects: github.com/hannelita

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