Build it and they’ll come – 20 more Builders Speakers

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The Builders Summit at Web Summit will bring some of the most innovative and creative developers together to share stories, experiences and discussions related to the future of design and development. But you can’t have a Summit without speakers, and so today we’re announcing another 20 intriguing Builders Summit speakers. Let’s find out who they are.

Wayne Chang – Global Head of Developer Experience at Twitter

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, hacker and angel investor, Wayne Chang is Global Head of Developer Experience at Twitter. Wayne also co-founded Crashlytics, which was acquired by Twitter for a 9-figure sum in January 2013. In addition to his impressive and influential background at leading tech companies – including i2hub, Dropbox and Napster – Chang also serves as a mentor for TechStars, Extreme Startups and MassChallenge. Not bad ay?

Andrew Gelfond – SVP of Engineering at TripAdvisor

Everybody knows TripAdvisor, they’re that big. Andrew leads the TripAdvisor engineering organisation, and has been with the company for the past 10 years. Prior to TripAdvisor Andrew was founder and CTO of several Boston-based companies, selling one of his companies to Index Technology in 1998. Here is a great guest post he wrote about the scale of the TripAdvisor operation.

Anthony Casalena – Founder of Squarespace

Anthony Casalena is the Founder and CEO of Squarespace, which he started from his dorm room in 2003. During the company’s early years, Anthony acted as the sole engineer, designer, and support representative for the entire Squarespace platform, allowing for it to be a stable business from the outset. In addition to his main responsibilities in running the company and setting overall product strategy, he remains actively involved in the engineering, design, and product teams within the organisation.

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Also confirmed to speak at Builders Summit:

Curt Cronin – Founder of Mastery Technologies
Anna Patterson – Vice President of Engineering at Google
Des Traynor – Co Founder of Intercom
Blake Mizerany – Sumatra
Peter Smith – COO of Blockchain
Tom Preston Werner – CodeStarter Co-founder
Alex Klein – Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Kano
Ines Sombra – Data Master
Werner Vogels – CTO of Amazon
Shiva Shivakumar – CEO of Urban Engines
Tom Moss – CEO of Nextbit Systems
Randall Thomas – Founder of Thunderbolt Labs
Zach Sims – Founder of Codecademy
Ion Stoica – CEO of DataBricks
Jules Coleman CEO of Hassle
Hadi Partovi – Founder of
David Aronoff – Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners

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