23rd February 2024

Keynote Speakers for Drupal Mountain Camp 2024

As excitement mounts for Drupal Mountain Camp 2024, we are delighted to introduce an outstanding roster of keynote speakers who will bring their expertise and insights to the event. This year, Tech enthusiasts worldwide will have a special chance to interact with industry visionary leaders as we proudly reveal our distinguished keynote speakers: Tearyne D. Almendariz, Jutta Horstmann and Preston So.


Tearyne D. Almendariz: Empowering DevOps Teams and their advocates, one deck at a time.

Session: Magic Comes from Pain: 4 Ways that Embracing Grit Will Help you Achieve the Impossible 

Date: Sat 09-03-2024 09:30

Tearyne D. Almendariz

Tearyne is an interdisciplinary-trained frontend web developer, dedicating her craft to the development of accessible, interactive experiences that deliver a company's brand message. 

Tearyne is an avid volunteer in the DFW Tech and Engineering scene, having served for nearly four years with Black Girls Code as a Tech Assistant and as a CORE Team Lead of the Dallas CORE team. She currently serves on the board of the Texas Organizing Project.

Her background includes user experience and user interface design and development, web consulting for small businesses, and intercultural communication. Specialities include accessibility, user experience research, and usability principles.

Jutta Horstmann: Ex-Managing Director (COO, CTO) at eyeo, former IT Consultant, Open Source Expert, Software Engineer, CEO / Founder Data in Transit GmbH

Session: Running the internet, under-funded and under-staffed? How to achieve a sustainable open source ecosystem 

Date: Fri 08-03-2024 09:30

Jutta Horstmann

Entrepreneur, founder, leader, sparring partner and mentor - scaling organizations, driving change, nurturing culture. Feminist sustainability and free software advocate.

25 years of experience in the IT sector: After holding various engineering roles, Jutta founded her own software development & consulting company, Data in Transit in 2006 and grew it successfully over a decade.
Later, 5 years at eyeo saw her in various roles, including COO, CTO and Managing Director. She led the company until the end of 2022, scaling it from 100 to 250 employees. 

Currently, Jutta is taking some time off to unwind and recharge. She is considering writing a book about her learnings and appreciates feedback on that plan.

Preston So: Senior Product Management and Developer Relations Leader

Session: Universal CMS and the end of "pure" headless 

Date: Fri 08-03-2024 13:00

Preston So

Senior product, developer relations, and engineering leader with 20 years in software technology and 8 years of experience leading product, design, engineering, and developer relations functions. Previously leader of product, design, engineering, and developer relations functions at organizations such as Oracle, Acquia, Time Inc., and Gatsby. 

Author of Immersive Content and Usability (A Book Apart, 2023), Gatsby: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly, 2021), Voice Content and Usability (A Book Apart, 2021), and Decoupled Drupal in Practice (Apress, 2018). Editor at A List Apart and former columnist at CMSWire. Named "probably the smartest person working in this industry right now" by Web Content Management author Deane Barker in 2020 and a top influencer in Onalytica's "Who's Who in Digital Experience" in 2021.

In Conclusion

The keynote speakers – Preston So, Tearyne D. Almendariz, and Jutta Horstmann – bring a diverse range of expertise, each contributing a unique perspective to the broader conversation around Drupal and the future of web development. Be prepared to be inspired, informed, and engaged as we embark on this exciting journey together at Drupal Mountain Camp 2024. Get ready to explore the peaks of possibility and the depths of innovation in the world of Drupal!