Keynote Speakers

Daren Thayne - CTO of DomoDaren.Thayne@domo.com

Daren Thayne – CTO of Domo

For over 25 years, Daren Thayne has held a variety of technology leadership roles.  For the past 10 years, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer at Domo where he has led the technology vision and execution that is the foundation of Domo’s innovative modern data and analytics platform.  He also held the position of CTO at the world’s largest online family history resource, Ancestry.com, where he led the teams that built that company’s platform and services from the ground up.  Daren also served as the Chief Information Officer at InterbankFX, and early in his career, he managed virtually all the product engineering resources for the WordPerfect business application suite.

Mark Guzdial - University of Michiganmjguz@umich.edu

Mark Guzdial – University of Michigan

Mark Guzdial is a Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Engineering Education Research at the University of Michigan. He studies how people come to understand computing and how to make that more effective. He was one of the founders of the International Computing Education Research conference. He was one of the leads on the NSF alliance “Expanding Computing Education Pathways” which helped US states improve and broaden their computing education. He invented and has written several books on the “Media Computation” contextualized approach to computing education. With his wife and colleague, Barbara Ericson, he received the 2010 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator award.  He is an ACM Distinguished Educator and a Fellow of the ACM. His most recent book is Learner-Centered Design of Computing Education: Research on Computing for Everyone (Morgan & Claypool, 2015). He received the 2019 ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contributions to Education award.