The roster of speakers at FutureStack15 keeps getting bigger and better. In addition to our already announced roster of fun and distinguished speakers—not to mention special guests Steve Wozniak and “Weird Al” Yankovic—we’ve just added another group of amazing speakers to the list.

This latest batch of presenters at the event—November 11-13 in San Francisco— includes experts from both hot startups and established names, as well as New Relic’s own engineering organization:

April-UnderwoodApril Underwood, Head of Platform at Slack, drives key growth initiatives and oversees platform products, partnerships, API integrations and developer relations for the fast-growing team messaging app outfit. (For more on Slack, see 5 Important Lessons From Slack’s Stewart Butterfield.)

John-EngatesJohn Engates, Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace, joined the managed cloud company as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Later, he created the Intensive Hosting business unit and most recently, played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud products.

Joseph-InzerilloJoseph Inzerillo, Executive VP and CTO at Major League Baseball Advanced Media, oversees all aspects of technology for Major League Baseball, including the portal, 30 team sites, MLB Network, the Office of the Commissioner, as well as dozens of sports and entertainment partners across the internet, mobile and interactive spaces. With a deep background in next-generation video platforms, Joe started his sports career in 1987 with the Chicago White Sox and is the former CTO of the United Center.

Chris-AniszczykChris Aniszczyk, who was Head of Open Source at Twitter, created and led the iconic messaging service’s open source efforts. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation‘s board of directors representing the committer community and the Java Community Process Executive Committee.

Kevin-OBrienKevin O’Brien, Chief Technology Officer at, has worked for AmeriCorps, developed services architectures at SF State University, maintained satellite receivers and systems on the high seas for the California Maritime Academy, and helped save the desert tortoise for the Student Conservation Association (SCA).

Stephen-OrbanStephen Orban, Global Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services, oversees the cloud providers go‑to­‑market strategy for the enterprise segment, and works with enterprise technology executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud enables business results, accelerates innovation, and lowers costs. Prior to joining AWS, Stephen was the CIO of Dow Jones.

NIckFloydNick Floyd, Lead Software Engineer at New Relic and author of Nerd Life Balance, will share his insights into how you can go beyond the standard “work-life balance” equation all the way to “work-life awesome.” He’ll talk about how to make a big impact in your career without destroying the rest of your life.

Clearly, the FutureStack15 program is shaping up to be our most impressive and informative yet, and we’re not done yet. Look for additional names to join the roster in the coming weeks.


An iconic DJ

Oh, and one more thing. The kickoff party headlined by “Weird Al” Yankovic will have an awesome opening act: DJ ICON!

With a career spanning almost two decades, DJ ICON has captivated audiences around the world with her signature bass-heavy cross-genre Bass Music sound; magnetic stage presence, skillful DJ mixes, and productions. She is a core member of Opulent Temple, a prominent DJ collective that produces a large-scale sound camp at Burning Man as well as year-round events. Even cooler, she’s also a frontend Web, application, software, and Agile developer and a UI/visual designer!

Want to join the Woz and hundreds of your nerdiest friends and colleagues at FutureStack15 at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, taking place November 11-13? You’ll also get to attend the kick-off event at the historic Fillmore Auditorium, which is headlined by comedy music legend “Weird Al” Yankovic. Register today!

Note: Event dates, speakers, and schedules are subject to change without notice.

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