Meet some of this year’s GitHub Satellite speakers

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GitHub Satellite is virtual this year, and we’d love to see you there. Join us at githubsatellite.com on May 6 starting at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 6 pm CET for a full day of free product talks, protips from teams, code-powered musical performances, and much more. We’ll have two different live stream tracks, one for work and one for play, all day. Tune in for all 12 hours or just watch the sessions that interest you—from wherever you are. And if you miss them live, all sessions will be available on demand after the event.

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Meet some of our Satellite speakers

From DJs who code to infrastructure security experts, we’ve curated a line up of inspiring speakers who will be dropping knowledge (and beats) at Satellite. Get to know them a bit before the event with a few questions we asked about their sessions and interests:

Meet Luca Cipriani, CIO of Arduino

Session: “Bring time back on your side with GitHub Actions” (Work Track)

What is the most valuable piece of advice you have been given?

Read the logs, Luke!

What is the main takeaway from your presentation at Satellite?

Attendees will learn how to automate software and hardware testing with GitHub Actions.

What’s a fun fact about you?

My nickname is mastrolinux, and now I am using Windows 10 after 17 years of Linux. Indeed Windows is now the best Linux distro out there!

Meet Ivan Pashchenko, University of Trento

Session: “Dependency hell or developers’ perception of software dependencies” (Work Track)

What made you want to be a developer?

When I was a child, I dreamed of being a magician. Development opened the magical universe for me, where code and your brain can create miracles.

What’s the one thing you want people to take away from your session?

I want you to be able to improve the security of the software dependencies in your projects. I want to spread the word about my work in security of software dependencies, especially since vulnerabilities introduced by dependencies have already led to many severe security breaches.

What song pumps you up in the middle of a long work session?

When we stand together by Nickelback


Meet Alexandra Cardenas, Live Coder

Session: Live coding (Play Track)

What made you interested in code?

Code allows me to express my musical thoughts better than anything else.

What is something you’ve worked on in the last year you’d love to spread the word on?

My album HIPERSONICA.

What’s your favorite snack when you’re working?

Cacao nibs.


Meet Maya Kaczorowski, GitHub

Session: “Securing the software supply chain together” (Work Track)

What’s the last thing you geeked out on?

AI-generated artwork that’s made to fool neural nets into thinking they were looking at a specific object.

What are you hoping developers learn from your session?

It’s your responsibility to better understand and protect what you’re consuming in your code—as a developer, make sure to patch patch patch!

Who is a developer that you admire, and why?

Lea Kissner. She gets to work on super cool privacy problems, and engineer solutions that help better protect users, at scale.


Meet Sam Aaron, DJ and CEO of Sonic Pi Limited

Session: Live DJ set (Play Track)

What do you hope people take away when they watch you perform at Satellite?

We should be using our magical developer skills to lower the barriers to entry for a creative experience with code for everyone.

Who is a developer that you admire, and why?

Joe Armstrong. For thinking so deeply and creatively and seeing so clearly through all of the fashion and hubris that clouds the programming world.

What song pumps you up in the middle of a long work session?

Diesel Power by The Prodigy

See who else will be there

There are a lot more speakers you’ll hear from at Satellite. Check out the lineup—and don’t forget to watch on May 6 at githubstatellite.com.

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