GOTO Amsterdam (June 17-19, 2015) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speakers and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as AngularJS, Disruption, Docker, Drones, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Microservices & Scrum.

Leslie Hawthorn, Director of Developer Relations at Elasticsearch

Leslie Hawthorn

Biography: Leslie Hawthorn

An internationally known community leader, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, and received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010.

In August 2013, she joined Elasticsearch as Community Manager, where she leads Developer Relations. She works from Elasticsearch's EU HQ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - when not out and about gathering user praise and pain points.

You can follow her adventures on Twitter: @lhawthorn