Nickolas Means Senior Engineering Manager, GitHub
Nickolas Means loves nothing more than a story of engineering triumph (except maybe a story of engineering disaster). When he's not stuck in a Wikipedia loop reading about plane crashes, he's a Senior Engineering Manager at GitHub working on secure coding and dependency management tools. He works remotely from Austin, TX, and spends his spare time hanging out with his wife and kids, going on runs, and trying to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
Donna Edwards Partner Manager, Amazon Web Services || CEO @ SHOUTOUT
Donna has been enabling technical teams for over twenty years. She is passionate about helping businesses scale, creating great workplace environments where people can thrive. Donna works for AWS as the Partner Manager across WA/SA and was previously the State Delivery Manager at Readify, leading a team of 80. She is the CEO of startup SHOUTOUT - a simple recognition platform designed to help companies create a culture of gratitude. Donna is passionate about community and is a Volunteer for many NFP groups including Women in Technology WA, Muses Code JS, Tech Girls Movement and is a Beacon Foundation mentor. Donna was recognised for her contribution to Professional Services and Community with a 40 under 40 Award in 2019.