The Agenda Committee

Who's behind the NDC Minnesota agenda?

Scott Allen

K. Scott Allen is the founder of OdeToCode LLC and a software consultant who lives near Baltimore, MD. Scott has 18 years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies. He has delivered software products for embedded devices, Windows desktop, web, and mobile platforms. He has developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups. Scott is also a speaker at international conferences and the co–author of Professional ASP.NET MVC 3.

Kristina Durivage

Kristina Durivage is a software engineer by day and a hardware hacker by night. She lives in Minneapolis and can be found on twitter at @gelicia.

Todd Gardner

Todd H Gardner is a veteran web developer and cofounder of TrackJS, where he helps thousands of developers find and fix bugs in their web apps. He believes in simple tools and systems over trends, and testing balanced against risk. He is also the producer and host of PubConf developer afterparty. Ask him about craft beer, cool pubs, and maintainable software.

Rockford Lhotka

Rockford Lhotka is the CTO of Magenic, and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET open-source development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. He is co-chair of the Visual Studio Live!, and the chair of the Modern Apps Live conferences.

Eric Brandes

Eric is an entrepreneur, founder, and consultant. With more than a decade building advanced web applications for clients, he enjoys challenging best practices and ignoring the echo chamber.

Seeing a need for better front end monitoring, he co-founded TrackJS four years ago, just as the JavaScript boom was taking off. These days TrackJS monitors billions of page impressions a month and collects hundreds of millions of errors, helping thousands of developers find and fix issues in their applications.

Jason Erdahl

Jason is the Director of Consulting at ILM Professional Services. His passion is helping to spread knowledge in the development community though consulting, training and events. A serial event organizer (starting with Earth Week 1992 at the University of Wisconsin) he currently organizes the Minnesota Developers Conference.

During his off time, he likes running really freakin' far, eating bacon, drinking kombucha, and spending time with his family.

Joshua Sheppard

Joshua Sheppard is an enthusiastic software engineering manager with over 15 years working on web applications of different flavors. He cut his teeth on regular expressions in Perl for a meta search engine and had the misfortune of porting those to Java in 2001. Lately he's happy to be building a data science team, writing Python, and exploring the benefits and challenges of container orchestration with Kubernetes.

Kjersti Sandberg

Kjersti Sandberg is the founder of ProgramUtvikling AS and has organized NDC 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.

Jakob Bradford

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 9 tracks). He sometimes nags about budgets, but the committee usually doesn’t care.