The NDC Sydney Agenda Committee
The people behind the NDC Sydney agenda.
Norman Noble has worked in software development for over 22 years. Working across all aspects of delivery, he is super passionate about helping technology teams be more productive whilst growing their capabilities. Norman is a polyglot who loves exploring new approaches and languages. In his role as a Technology Practice Manager at SEEK.com.au he is able to pursue his passions whilst working at a company with a great purpose. Norman lives in Melbourne with his wife and two young children.
Mahesh Krishnan is an Author, Speaker, Innovator, Thought Leader, Microsoft Azure MVP and a passionate Technologist. He currently works as CTO at Telstra Health in Melbourne, Australia
Troy is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, Pluralsight author and world-renowned internet security specialist. He spends his time teaching developers how to break into their own systems before helping to piece them back together to be secure against today’s online threats. He’s also the creator of “Have I been pwned?”, the free online service for breach monitoring and notifications. Troy regularly blogs at troyhunt.com from his home in Australia.
Adam Cogan is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom .NET, SharePoint and CRM solutions (with a splash of Business Intelligence). At SSW, Adam has been developing custom solutions for businesses across a range of industries such as Government, engineering, banking, insurance and manufacturing since 1990 for clients such as Microsoft, Worley Parsons and Aurecon.
Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler. He is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect and writer for numerous publications. He has been a part of the software development community for the past 20 years and co-organises the DDD Melbourne community conference, organises developer events with Microsoft, and also runs a part time car restoration business.
Philip Laureano is a Technical Team Lead for CommercialRealEstate.com.au in Australia and has been working in software development since 1999. When he is not working on making his team awesome, you can usually find him creating his own compilers, and working with distributed frameworks like Akka.NET for fun. Philip is the author of the LinFu and Hiro IOC container frameworks, which make extensive use of IL "voodoo" to make cool and productive things happen for the Common Language Runtime.
A Civil Engineer by training and a software developer by profession, Andrew Coates has been a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft since early 2004, teaching, learning and sharing coding techniques. During that time, he’s focused on .NET development on the desktop, in the cloud, on the web, on mobile devices and most recently for Office. Andrew has a number of apps in various stores and generally has far too much fun doing his job to honestly be able to call it work. Andrew lives in Sydney with his wife and two pretty-much grown-up children.
Jakob is the general manager of the NDC conferences. His role in the committee is making sure we don’t select more speakers than we can fit in the agenda which is a hard job with so many good suggestions (even with 7 tracks). He sometimes nags about budgets, but the committee usually doesn’t care.
Kjersti Sandberg is the founder of ProgramUtvikling AS, and has organized the NDC Conference from the very beginning. Her daily job is with the professional areas of sale, marketing and business development. Here role within this year`s agenda committee has been to liaise with speakers and present good ideas.