Gazihan Alankus is an assistant professor at Izmir University of Economics, where he teaches courses related to mobile applications, games, and IoT. He received his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis and worked as an intern at Google. In 2019, he became a Google Developer Expert in the Dart programming language. He enjoys working on a variety of research and development projects.
Rogério Theodoro de Brito has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in computational biology, both from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Academically, he is a free/open source software (FOSS) enthusiast and teaches various subjects in computer science and IT at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo, Brazil. He was the technical reviewer of Packt's edX E-Learning Course Marketing. After completing his master's degree, he started his role as an academic instructor and has been working with many languages, such as C, C++, Java, C, Perl, and Python.
Basheer Ahamed Fazal works as a technical architect at a renowned Software as a Service-based product company in India. He had advanced his career with technology organizations such as Cognizant, Symantec, HID Global, and Ooyala. He has seasoned his programming and algorithmic abilities by solving complex problems around agile product development, including those to do with microservices, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud-based architectures, application security, and big data- and AI- driven initiatives.
Vinicius Isola has a diverse background with a bachelors' degree in physics from the University of Campinas. He started learning how to program ActionScript, when Macromedia Flash was taking over the internet. While taking a 10-month course on Visual Basic, he used it to build a simulation of life using Cellular Automata combined with Genetic Algorithms for his scientific initiation program at university.
Nowadays, he works as a full-time software engineer at Everbridge and spends his spare time learning new programming languages, such as Go, and building tools to help developers implement powerful continuous integration and continuous deployment of automated pipelines.
Miles Obare leads the data engineering team at Betika, a Nairobi-based sports betting firm. He works on building real-time, scalable backend systems. Formerly, he worked as a data engineer for a fintech start-up, where his role involved developing and deploying data pipelines and machine learning models to production. He holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering and often writes about distributed systems.