Our speakers who come to Essen!

Ayesh Karunaratne
Ayesh Karunaratne - freelancer PHP/Drupal Web Developer

Ayesh is a freelance software developer with a passion for software performance, architecture, security and street food. He maintains a few security-related plugins for Drupal/Wordpress, and has discovered vulnerabilities in open source software too. 

He blogs and talks about modern PHP, clean architecture and security in both his professional work and as a hobby. You can find on his website (https://ayesh.me), follow him on Twitter @ayeshlive, and cheap hostel bunk beds in various cities.

Balazs Janos Tatar
Balazs Janos Tatar - Drupal Security Correspondent @ European Commission

Balazs is known as tatarbj, lives in Brussels, Belgium.

His current role is at the European Commission is an IT Security Analyst and Drupal Security Correspondent, also being a Provisional Member of the Drupal Security Team, security researcher and contributing to the Drupal community.

He loves to talk about his experiences and listen to other's next to a beer.

He is one of the main organisers of the Secure Open Source day.

Diogo Constantino
Diogo Constantino - Software Development Specialist & Community Builder @ Findmore Consulting

Diogo is a GNU/Linux user for 18 year, a developer and developer environment professional with knowledge of systems administration, networking and a keen interest on security and privacy. He's specialized in Free Software/Open Source Technologies.

Apart of being member of many organisations, he is the community manager in Ubuntu Portugal Local Community. He contributes as marketeer, social media manager, developer evangelist, and other ways for the UBpots community and Foundation. The community that develops an Ubuntu based operating system
for mobile devices with touch driven user interfaces.

He runs two Portuguese spoken podcast about Digital Rights called Voz dos Direitos Digitais, and another about Ubuntu, called Podcast Ubuntu Portugal.

Drew Webber
Drew Webber - Principal Security Analyst @ Acquia

Drew's been a geek for longer than he cares to remember, an active member of the Drupal community for over a decade, is a Provisional Member of the Drupal Security Team, has contributed to core and is the (co-)maintainer of several contrib modules. He is a Senior Security Analyst in Acquia's Incident Response Team.

Joe Noll

Joe is the CEO and Co-founder of App Guard, a SaaS for Update Automations. He is a passionate business computer scientist and his focus turned to Open Source technologies that he loves to talk about - you can meet him in Drupal events all around the globe.

Tiago Mauricio

Tiago currently works as a DevOp but with a system administrator mind, has been an avid Linux user for about 15 years and an administrator for half that time.

Also likes photography and electronics and the occasional beer.