We’re very pleased to annouce the speaker lineup for the conference. First, our keynote speakers:

Raquel Vélez

Raquel Vélez is the engineering manager of the services team at npm, Inc. in Oakland, CA. She has previously worked at institutions such as Caltech, NASA JPL, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and various universities in Europe. She is a co-author of the book Make: JavaScript Robotics. In her off time, you can find her baking, co-hosting the Reactive Podcast, and speaking. Also, hanging out with her hilarious husband and two cats dressed in dog suits.

Ri Liu

Originally from Brisbane, Ri now lives in Melbourne after enjoying several years in Chicago and San Francisco. She specialises in expressing data in novel ways and exposing social injustices using data. She has worked for The Guardian, creating data stories and interactive content, and has also worked on print, experiential and digital projects for Google, Facebook, Foreign Affairs, The Conversation, The Nation, Popular Science and Pew Charitable Trusts.

Full schedule

The full schedule is now up. Many thanks to everyone who submitted, our paper review team had a tough time finalising the lineup from the many excellent submissions we recieved.

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We’re now at a third of all our tickets registered, so there has never been a better time to get your ticket — and don’t forget that we have a Diversity and Financial Aid fund if you need help getting to the conference.