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.
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 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 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.
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.
Sean does all types of technical things on all of the projects at Fictive Kin, where he is a partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andy does web development for Mozilla and likes Python and open source an awful lot. Conversations revolve around skiing, curling, kayaking or bacon.
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.
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.
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.