Strange Loop

Next: September 12-14 2019


Stifel Theatre


St. Louis, MO



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.

CiBO Technologies is a Computational Crop Science company on a mission to transform agriculture and environmental sustainability. Our technology simulates farming: a dynamic system of complex interactions between soil, weather, crop plants and management practices. A renaissance in AgTech has brought us detailed remote sensing data and precision farming equipment, and CiBO's mechanistic models are the key to reverse-engineering and optimizing farming as an integrated whole. CiBO helps farmers maximize their harvests and minimize unnecessary impact on the environment. We're using that same technology to manage risk in crop insurance, predict commodity price fluctuations, improve crop testing and value farm land.

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm and the largest industrial user of OCaml, a functional programming language with a sophisticated type system. The company has more more than 250 developers writing OCaml to build reliable, high-performance software at massive scale, including critical systems that trade $13 billion in global equities every day. Jane Street developers help define the next generation of the OCaml compiler and actively maintain nearly 100 open source projects. The company has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam.

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.

Brighterion is an award winning Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning company that was recently acquired by Mastercard. The team at Brighterion pushes the boundaries of innovation in pure Artificial Intelligence technologies - its innovative cross-channel AI solutions are used in industries such as fintech, investment banking, biotech, and insurance.

We are pursuing highly motivated individuals in St Louis, San Francisco and Vancouver who want to join our supportive, mission-oriented culture dedicated to keeping Brighterion at the leading edge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML). Come work with a team that solves real problems using AI.


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.

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:


ThoughtWorks is a software company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals that specialize in software consulting, delivery and products. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. We make pioneering tools for software teams who aspire to be great. Our products help organizations continuously improve and deliver quality software for their most critical needs.

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.

The New York Times Developers are a mission-driven team. Alongside partners in Design, Product and the Newsroom, we create the technical foundation and digital products for the world's finest journalism. Join us and make something newsworthy:

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 GithHub use Braintree in more than 45 countries. To learn more, visit or @braintree.

Two Sigma is a different kind of investment manager. We view the world through a technology lens. We hire scientists, software engineers and academics who tackle the world’s most challenging financial problems. We look for solutions grounded in data science and research, and powered by technology. And we are finding ways for our platform to reshape new industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and venture-backed startups. Come seek with us.

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


Express Scripts is a Fortune 25 company with 28,000 employees. One mission unites us: to help make healthcare safer, more accessible and affordable for 80 million Americans. We're doing this by changing and evolving healthcare using data insights, groundbreaking innovations and leading-edge technology. If you're looking to challenge the status-quo, are curious and a critical thinker, check us out.

PagerDuty is the leading digital operations management platform for organizations. Over 10,000 enterprises and small to mid-size organizations globally trust PagerDuty to improve digital operations, drive revenue, mitigate threats, protect assets, and delight customers. To learn more and try PagerDuty for free, visit

Demonware creates and provides the online services behind hugely popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty and Skylanders. We do matchmaking, microtransactions, and data analytics for almost half a billion users. Demonware has offices in Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Shanghai, China, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Product Label Transparency Through Data Science
Our industry leading technology generates the largest product attribute data set available by capturing and enhancing information on the packaging of food, pet, and personal care products. We enable customers across many industries to create rich omni-channel experiences, maximize category growth potential, and ultimately deliver greater transparency to consumers because we know Transparency Matters™.

nVisium is an application and cloud security firm that strives to help organizations build a mature software security program by integrating security into the team's existing development processes. Each member of the nVisium team has extensive backgrounds in both software engineering and security. nVisium has expertise in Java, .NET, NodeJS, AngularJS, Ruby, Python, Scala, Kubernetes, iOS, Android, AWS, Azure and more.

Multiply is a premium digital publisher and technology and analytics platform. We're a group of experienced, innovative, and growth-focused entrepreneurs who foster an environment of creativity and curiosity, and we're always on the lookout for more crazy-smart people who are ready to join us in creating something awesome.

Multiply develops, acquires, and invests in digital brands that are led by subject-matter enthusiasts and focus on verticals with high-value and commercially relevant audiences. Today, we operate three premium digital publishing brands—HealthyWay, FashionBeans, and Urbo—that curate content that entertains, engages, and enlightens our readers. In 2017, our brands collectively engaged over 1.1 billion visits, with each ranking as a Top 200 U.S. mobile destination. Multiply's publishing platform offers editorial thought leaders technology, insights, and revenue products that deliver market-leading value to our advertisers, retail partners, and readership.

ACTIVISION: For over 30 years, Activision has been changing the way people play. We develop, distribute, and publish deeply immersive interactive entertainment for gaming consoles, mobile and tablet platforms, and PCs, including blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty®, Skylanders® and Destiny®. We strive to make the most fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences for our players, who live in a world with many entertainment options. Operating in more than 15 countries, our success is built upon the shared dedication of great people whose sense of mutual respect and teamwork drives our performance.


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.


Elastic believes getting immediate, actionable insight from data matters. As the company behind the four open source projects - Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats (the Elastic stack) - designed to take data from any source and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time, Elastic is helping people make sense of data. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.

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.


Juristat is a data analytics company focused on revolutionizing the practice of patent prosecution by transforming raw data from the USPTO into actionable insights for patent attorneys. Using natural language processing to analyze public legal data, we predict the future behaviors of actors within the legal patent system.

Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 8,000 recruitment companies rely on Bullhorn's cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end.

With a growing suite of products, we are scaling at a huge clip. Our Developers work proudly and fiercely to ensure our software remains best-in-class with cutting-edge technology. Bullhorn's Clayton office offers a casual, collaborative environment with weekly catered-in lunch and breakfast, and monthly "First Thursday" off-site social events. Bullhorn offers unlimited vacation, quarterly paid volunteer days through its philanthropic group Bullhorn Cares, and an open invitation to Bullhorn Allies groups, which celebrate and cultivate diversity and inclusion for all employees.

Build apps and services for 600,000+ businesses that are transforming the world of commerce with Shopify. Our comprehensive APIs, SDKs and docs give you access to all the endpoints of commerce. Our top app developers earn an average of $162K a year. Join us today at


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.

Droit is a technology firm at the forefront of computational law and intelligent decision-making. Our award-winning platform, Adept, provides mission-critical, low-latency services for the world's most prominent and complex financial institutions. We thrive by creating new products that anticipate where the world is moving.

Our Engineers leverage functional programming techniques and domain-specific-languages to develop elegant solutions to complex problems. Come and build the operating system for regulation. Find out more at or contact us at

Square makes commerce easy. Square offers tools to start, run, and grow your business - from hardware that accepts credit cards to software that takes payments and tracks inventory, analytics and invoicing. Now you can build your custom commerce solution with Square using Square Developer APIs and SDKs to take payments in-store and online.


The most complete database of tech people.

humanpredictions is a sourcing solution focused on hiring technical talent and differentiated by its rich data that allows in real time to predict people most likely seeking new opportunities.

Founded by recruiters, the team is experienced with tech communities and hyper-focused on data sources no one else uses. By tracking behavior patterns in tech specific communities, humanpredictions suggests when and how most effectively to contact potential candidates.

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The Pragmatic Bookshelf was founded with a simple goal: to improve the lives of professional developers. We create timely, practical books, audio books, and videos on classic and cutting-edge topics to help you learn and practice your craft, and accelerate your career.

No Starch Press is the finest in geek entertainment -- our goal is to make computing accessible to technophile and novice alike, and our readers appreciate our straightforward presentation and fearless approach to the complex world of technology.


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