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Speakers at UIKonf 2018

UIKonf hosts a diverse selection of inspiring speakers. We select and invite about half of our speakers. The other half is selected by our community through our anonymous call for proposals system. Details coming soon.

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Erica Sadun

Erica Sadun

Erica Sadun writes lots of books. When not writing or coding, she parents geeks who are brushing up on their world domination skills. According to her academic dosimeter, she’s acquired more education than any self-respecting person might consider wise. She enjoys deep diving into technology and has written, co-written, and contributed to dozens of books about computing and digital media. Sadun has blogged at TUAW, Ars Technica, O’Reilly, and Lifehacker. She has also authored more rejected Swift Language proposals than anyone else.

Kate Castellano

Kate Castellano

Kate Castellano is a Senior iOS Developer at Clue. She has expertise in Swift and enjoys playing with Raspberry Pi’s and ARKit. When she is not coding, you can find her working towards the inclusion of more women in technology as a Director at Women Who Code Berlin Chapter.

Kaya Thomas

Kaya Thomas

Kaya Thomas is an iOS engineer at Slack on the Messaging team working on Notifications and Accessibility. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Computer Science. In the summer of 2014, Kaya launched We Read Too, a book resource app that features titles written by authors of color. Recently, she was featured in the App Store about We Read Too and what inspired her to create it. Aside from coding, she also enjoys writing and has bylines in Smashing Magazine, TechCrunch and Fusion.

Veronica Ray

Veronica Ray

Veronica Ray was most recently a Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn on the Video team. She has spoken at the New York Mobile Forum, iOS Conf SG, try! Swift Tokyo, the Functional Swift Conference and the Swift Summit. She started her career at a startup in San Francisco and now calls New York home. Outside of work she loves indoor bouldering.

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