Philly ETE 2020 – Martin Snyder – All Kinds of Free

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Free is a word that has been overloaded through the course of human history, with both good intentions and bad. All will be enumerated with a specific focus on “free” in the context of the modern internet and what it means to the construction and deployment of complex web applications.

You will leave this talk with an arsenal of better words to use (in most cases), but it will be up to you to provide the will to use them.

About Martin Snyder

Martin is a technology executive with extensive experience in the software industry that includes building and driving high-performance product development organizations. He is currently Vice President of Engineering at Pinnacle 21, which enables Life Sciences organizations to measure and improve the quality of their submission data.

Prior to that, he spent much of his career as CTO of Wingspan Technology, a software firm focused on document management solutions, where he was hired to build the software engineering practice and led the technical team for 15 years before the company’s sale to IQVIA in 2017. At Wingspan he served as program executive and architect for multiple SaaS products and document management solutions popular in regulated industries, especially the Life Sciences industry.

Prior to joining Wingspan he founded Ethermoon Entertainment and served as CTO of Apricus, a clinical data visualization company).

He is also an active member of the technology community as an organizer and frequent presenter for regional conferences and events, serving as leader of the Philadelphia Java User Group for three years and co-leader of the Philadelphia Area Scala Enthusiasts for four years. He has served on the programming committee for multi-day conferences including Philly ETE and The Northeast Scala Symposium, and his presentation credits include BoxWorks, LibertyJS, Philly JUG, Philly ETE, React Philly, and Northeast Scala Symposium. He has published and presented on a variety of topics over the years, most recently on Scala, JavaScript, and Functional Programming.

Martin graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Computer Science.