DeveloperWeek New York 2020 DeveloperWeek New York 2020
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VIP Networking Lounge: Fireside chat w/ Featured Speakers


Peter Pezaris
CodeStream, CEO and Founder

Peter is Founder & CEO of CodeStream, a developer collaboration solution that integrates GitHub, JIRA, Slack and other essential dev tools into popular IDEs. Prior to CodeStream, Peter was Founder & CEO of Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral in 2015, and, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers in 2010. He also founded, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS in 1999. A seasoned entrepreneur and tech executive, Peter is a recognized expert in the collaboration and social networking space, pioneering several of today’s most commonly used features in real-time messaging. Peter holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Hank Birkdale
Vertikal, Chief Technology Officer

Hank Birkdale leads the development and delivery of all Vertikal RMS’ products and services. Hank brings over 30 years of experience in software development, quality assurance, infrastructure and project management, having spent time in Fidelity Investments and Cox Automotive in leadership roles.
Hank is also a veteran of the armed services, having served in the United States Air Force and retiring as a Colonel. Hank holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, in Dayton, OH.