We are excited to announce our keynote speakers for PyCon 2016!
Each speaker will be featured at one of our plenary sessions, of which there are four — a plenary session that opens each of the three main conference days at PyCon, and a final plenary session at the close of the main conference at the end of the third day.
has worked on information security for over a decade and as a (self-appointed) “Security Princess
” of Google for the last 8+ years. She started as a “hired hacker” software engineer for Google’s security team. As an engineer, she found and closed security holes in many of Google’s products, and taught other engineers how to do the same.
Today, Parisa manages Google’s Chrome security engineering teams
, whose goal is to make Chrome the safest way to browse the web, and generally improve security on the Internet. She also is a reserve for the U.S. Digital Service
, whose mission is to improve the state of critical government technology.
K Lars Lohn
Hippie Biker at Mozilla
Lars has had a diverse career spanning 40 years. His early adoption of C++ in the late 80s gained him a formidable reputation as an emergency services programmer. Lars adopted Python in 2002. Lars currently works for Mozilla Corporation
where he has been the primary engineer behind the Firefox crash reporting system, Socorro.
Plone Foundation Member
is a husband and father of two, and an independent developer with nearly 20 years of experience building software. He started in the field of computer music, and since 2001 has worked building web-based applications.
Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum
is the author of the Python programming language. He continues to serve as the “Benevolent Dictator For Life” (BDFL), meaning that he continues to oversee the Python development process, making decisions where necessary. He is currently employed by Dropbox
Chair of the Python
is Vice President of Intellectual Property at Rackspace. He is trained as a computer engineer and lawyer, but what he does best is “translate” to help businesses, techies and attorneys understand each other. Van likes working with both computer code and legal code. For the past several years, he has been using natural language processing and graph theory to help him digest and map the U.S. Patent Database. Van is currently chairman of the board of the Python Software Foundation
, as well as the author of Intellectual Property and Open Source