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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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Ellie Shin

Ellie Shin

Ellie Shin is a Senior iOS Engineer at Uber on the Mobile Platform Team. She has worked on building Uber’s Rider App and cares deeply about optimizing iOS apps and frameworks at scale. She has previously worked at Spotify and Microsoft among other companies, primarily on iOS.

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.

Julietta Yaunches

Julietta Yaunches

Julietta Yaunches is a technologist & solutions architect with deep expertise in helping businesses to move more nimbly with technology. She is experienced in driving decision making that must move a business forward and ahead of competition but do so with a technology roadmap that is realistic and effective.

With 13 years experience across web and mobile platform engineering Julietta has worked across a plethora of technologies and knows how to bring together the right set for the situation at hand. She’s led teams, performed interim CTO responsibilities and released countless software products into user markets.

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.

Kristina Fox

Kristina Fox

Kristina Fox is a Senior iOS Engineer at Intuit where she works on the QuickBooks Self-Employed app. She writes tutorials and technical commentary on iOS and watchOS development on her website. As an international speaker, she has presented on topics ranging from Apple Watch development to using technical writing to advance engineering skills. Her past speaking events include talks at AltConf, NSSpain, iOSDevUK and many more. Kristina’s main goal in life is to consume as much avocado toast as she can. She also enjoys watching cat videos and twittering.

Nataliya Patsovska

Nataliya Patsovska

Nataliya Patsovska is a software engineer with a passion for testing and system design. She loves opportunities to improve the quality and processes in her work - whether it is for a small agency or big international companies like Spotify and currently iZettle. You would often find her taking lead on initiatives, experimenting with developer tools and sharing her findings in various ways. Hailing from Bulgaria, she is now based in Sweden, and enjoys being part of a newly born design platform team, meeting interesting people from all over the world and long summer nights.

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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