Susie Sedlacek is the Principal at 2HRV, a management consulting company helping technology companies serve the needs of their developer communities. As the former Vice President of Global Services at Zend and then again in the same role at Magento, Susie is the person behind both the ubiquitous Zend Certified Engineer and the exclusive and highly adopted Magento Certified Engineer programs and Magento U. She spent over 20 years managing and providing services to open source developers at Sun Microsystems, Zend, and Magento. Susie continues to be a personal mentor to many of her former staff on how to work with clients and corporations, helping them to bridge the gap between coding and business management. Susie is also on the Board of the “OneCircle Foundation” and “A Home Away from Homelessness” both organizations help to build self-esteem and open opportunities for youth in the realm of science, math, and technology. Susie received her MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
When Susie is not deeply engrossed in the above, she and her husband Fred grow Pinot Noir grapes in the California Russian River Valley for award winning winemakers. Susie is elated to have the opportunity to provide the Closing Keynote at a gathering of her favorite group of programmers – those who work with the best and most used web development language in the world: PHP.