2 days / 15 talks / 1pitch competition
30 speakers / 6 workshops
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November 10th-11th
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Johnny Ray Austin

Johnny is an experienced engineering leader, speaker and startup advisor with interest in everything from UX design to distributed systems. He is an active member of the open source community – contributing to projects such as Node.js as well as authoring an array of NPM modules. Johnny has served as a member of the IT advisory board for the National Academy Foundation where he helped to ensure students receive the resources necessary to prepare them for industry or higher education. He is the former Curriculum Development Lead for the DC chapter of Black Girls Code – an organization dedicated to teaching young women of color how to program. Johnny now serves as a technology advisor for Black Girls Code. He is also an educator – having taught Front End Web Development as well as JavaScript courses through General Assembly. During his time as Director of Technology at iStrategyLabs, Johnny led the development of projects and campaigns for clients such as Facebook, Kroger, Volkswagen more. Johnny is currently helping drive the engineering culture at Capital One through high impact technology contributions and thought leadership as a Sr. Manager within the Tech Fellows Program.