Strange Loop

September 12-14 2019


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO


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Slack is the collaboration hub, where the right people are always in the loop and key information is always at their fingertips. More than 10 million people use Slack every day to make their working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive.

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.


Braintree provides the easiest way to pay and get paid across any device. With one integration, merchants can start accepting credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, and whatever comes next. Thousands of online and mobile companies including Uber, Airbnb, and GitHub use Braintree in more than 45 countries. To learn more, visit or @braintree.

1904labs are agile and innovative technologists with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for designing and building cutting-edge, cloud-based software and data solutions for our clients. We challenge the conventional norms by encouraging our team members to innovate during collaboration times, during standard business hours, and separate from their client work.

Our goal is simple. Be the best outsourced partner to build cloud-based software and data solutions. We achieve this by being a partner that is easy to work with, provides innovative start-up minded people and with the right experience to deliver excellent results in our chosen areas of focus. For open positions, please visit:

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 140 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Express Scripts is a health care opportunity company. We exist to improve health, well-being, and peace of mind. Where others see problems, we see possibilities. We dare to imagine a better health care system and we are driven to make it happen. One mission unites us: to help make health care safer, more accessible, and affordable for 100 million Americans. We're doing this by changing and evolving health care using data insights, groundbreaking innovations, and leading-edge technology. Imagine coding the future and setting new standards in health care technology through the invigorated power of our collective creativity and innovation. If you're looking to challenge the status-quo, are curious and a critical thinker, check us out.

Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company. We believe knowledge drives progress. We blend unique data, analytics, and technology with a passion for serving customers globally, to create insights that power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Equifax employs approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. We are currently hiring technology jobs in St. Louis!! For more information, visit and follow the company's news on Twitter and LinkedIn.

LaunchDarkly is the feature management platform developers and operations teams are using to eliminate risk from their software development cycles. As companies transition to a world built on software, there is an increasing requirement to move quickly, balanced with the desire to maintain control. Modern development teams use feature management as a best practice to separate code deployments from feature releases, so they can turn code on/off without having to redeploy. With LaunchDarkly, teams control their entire feature lifecycles from concept to launch to value.


We are a different kind of investment manager. Since 2001, we have used data science and technology to derive insights that forecast the future and uncover value in markets worldwide. Our team of scientists, technologists, and academics looks beyond the traditional to understand the bigger picture and develop creative solutions to some of the world's most challenging economic problems. Our work spans across markets and industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and new ventures.

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Daugherty Business Solutions is a strategic management and technology consulting partner with a 30+ year history of delivering mission critical solutions to some of the world's largest companies. Daugherty has helped architect, design, and develop effective technology solutions that have reduced cost, maximized revenue, mitigated risk, and improved performance and productivity. Our deep industry expertise, world-class capabilities-including a talented team of over 1000 professionals-and break-through methods, techniques, and tools, have made us the logical choice for companies seeking innovative solutions to ever changing business challenges. We provide Management Consulting, Information Management, Software Architecture & Engineering, and Managed Services solutions. Our local delivery model and outstanding career opportunities give us the edge in the ability to attract and retain the best professionals in the consulting industry.

Who we are: Droit is a technology company at the forefront of merging finance and computational law. We build software that digitizes regulations and makes intelligent decisions in real-time transactional systems. Our award-winning platform is providing mission-critical, low-latency services for the world’s most prominent and complex financial institutions.

What our Software Engineers do: Our Engineers leverage functional programming techniques and domain-specific-languages to develop elegant solutions to complex problems. They take holistic and collaborative approaches to help in building the operating system for regulation. Find out more at


Twilio is a cloud communications platform for software developers to build, scale and operate real time communications in their software applications.

Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API so developers can interact with intelligent & complex communications systems.

Atomist is the software delivery machine for modern software teams who want visibility and control of every aspect of their craft.

Each day of every season, farmers manage critical variables like weather, soil types, and varying prices in the marketplace. John Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group leverages advanced technologies to deliver solutions that lessen the stress on the farmer, allowing them to make difficult decisions with more confidence. At John Deere, we are reimagining the possibilities on the farm. Our engineers use their passion and creativity in robotics, computer vision, AI, and IoT to make farmers more productive, profitable, and sustainable with smarter machines and meaningful data at their fingertips.

Adzerk is the market leader in server-side ad serving. Our APIs make it easy for engineers to quickly build a fully-customized ad server for displaying ads or internal promotions on sites, apps, podcasts, digital billboards, VR games, and so on. Customers include Bed Bath & Beyond, TicketMaster, Salesforce, Strava, WeTransfer, Imgur, and more.

Elastic is a search company. As the creators of the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), Elastic builds self-managed and SaaS offerings that make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians working in countries around the world. Learn more at

QDivision is the technology and innovation center for UniGroup. Our mission is simple: Identify, develop, and utilize cutting-edge technology in and for the transportation and moving industries.

Samsara is pioneering the world of connected operations— bringing IoT sensors + software to the companies that drive our economy. From transportation and logistics to food production and local government, Samsara enables organizations of all sizes access to previously inaccessible data about their day-to-day fleet operations.

Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 14 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

For more information, visit,, and follow @WayfairAtWork on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

INDITEX is one of the largest fashion distribution groups worldwide. It has 7,490 stores in 96 markets and is selling online in 202 markets, in 49 of then with its own online platform. It has 8 commercial formats: Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe.

ZARA are present in over 195 markets, receive +5 millions daily visits and deliver thousands of orders every hour... Can you imagine the challenges that we are facing?

Sourcegraph is a code search and intelligence tool for developers. It lets you search and explore all of your organization's code on the web, with integrations into your existing tools. Sourcegraph is used by developers at Uber, Lyft, Yelp, and more to help them search and review code at enterprise scale.

Azul Systems, the industry's only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, standards-compliant runtimes that help enable Java-based businesses.

At Edward Jones, you have the opportunity to do meaningful work for our 7 million clients and 40,000 associates. You'll be engaged in interesting projects, creating applications, programs and websites while exploring new and emerging technologies.


At Mozilla, we're a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.

Expedia, Inc. is one of the world's leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's most trusted online travel brands. It is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. We have offices all over the world and are hiring! Find out some of the exciting things we are working on in our tech blog and follow us on Twitter (@ExpediaEng).

At Cerner, we solve complex problems with an innovative edge; we are the brains that focus on making you, your family, and friends healthy and happy. We work with the latest technologies and languages and are always looking for smart developers to work with us. Stay in touch with us on our blog and Twitter.

Businesses use Mode to turn data into a force of gravity that brings people - data experts and domain experts alike - together to solve their hardest problems and drive action. Mode is an integral part of data science workflows at Lyft, Twitch, Patreon, Shopify, and thousands of other data-savvy organizations. We are headquartered in San Francisco, but we come from all kinds of places and perspectives and work together to make our product, and our community, the best they can be.

Nubank is a leading financial technology company in Latin America. Its first product, launched in 2014, is a no-fee credit card that is fully managed by a mobile app, and the company has passed the 12 million customer mark. In 2017, Nubank launched its proprietary loyalty rewards program ("Nubank Rewards"), as well as a digital account ("NuConta") that is already used by 8 million people. This year, the company began testing its personal loan product and took its first steps in international expansion, opening offices in Mexico and Argentina. To date, Nubank has raised around US$ 820 million in seven equity investment rounds and was elected as the most innovative company in Latin America and ranked no. 36 on Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies ranking.

Based in St. Louis, FEFA has the most advanced technology dedicated to helping federal employees. With an unparalleled understanding of finance and the federal retirement system, we've helped over 40,000 people strategize their career. We're hiring designers and developers to take our financial planning platform to the next level and prepare for agency contracts that will use tech to automate inefficient processes in government. Up for the challenge? Text 314-925-7295 or email to find out more. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter: @teamfefa


Asynchrony Labs, a division of World Wide Technology, is an information technology consulting firm located in St. Louis, Missouri. We specialize in application development, mobile computing, systems and sensor integration, enterprise architecture, and tactical collaboration. Our diverse client base includes commercial, non-profit, and government organizations. We've delivered solutions ranging from back-end government middleware to front-end applications and full-scale, commercial Cloud infrastructures. In short, Asynchrony Labs connects people, sensors, information, and systems. Our mission is to create high-impact software solutions through ongoing client collaboration, iterative development, and continuous testing that are better than could have been envisioned at project start. Our workplace and processes are designed to spur creativity and foster consistent innovation. We've been a recognized leader in Agile development practices for over a decade.


Anchorage is the most advanced digital asset custodian for institutional investors, serving such leading funds as a16z Crypto, Polychain, and Paradigm. Anchorage brings the best of modern security engineering to crypto finance, so investors can use their assets for staking, voting, and other forms of participation, without the manual operations that expose assets to risk. By eliminating the trade-off between security and usability, Anchorage enables institutional investors to get more out of their assets and generate greater returns.

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HubTran is a fast-growing technology startup focused on automating work in the logistics industry. Through a combination of a powerful browser based interface and machine learning, we are able to reduce our customer's workload by 4x or more. HubTran believes that Elm is the future of the front end. Our front end is already more than 60% Elm and we're looking for engineers to join our 15 person remote friendly engineering team.


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LaunchCode is a St. Louis-based national nonprofit on a mission to build a skilled workforce by creating pathways for driven people seeking careers in technology. We are working toward a world where people from diverse backgrounds and communities are afforded opportunities to succeed in tech based on their passion, drive, and aptitude, rather than only checking traditional boxes on a resume. To learn more or apply to teach the next generation of tech talent, visit