Brian Sletten

Forward Leaning Software Engineer

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.


Blockchain: Best or Worst Thing Ever?
CUDA, OPENCL and the GPGPU Revolution
Electron : Cross-Platform Desktop Apps Meet the Web
Inside TLS
Machine Learning Strategies
Machine Learning: Deep Learning
Machine Learning: Deep Reinforcement Learning
Machine Learning: Natural Language Processing
Machine Learning: Overview
Machine Learning: TensorFlow
Pony : (Not) Yet Another Programming Language
R : Analyzing and Visualizing Data
R : Workshop I
R : Workshop II
REST Workshop : I
REST Workshop : II
Rust + WebAssembly
Security and the Organization: Roles and Responsibilities
Semantic Web Workshop
Taming the Blockchain with Ethereum
The Decentralized Web
Web Components
Web Security
Web Security Workshop
WebAssembly Workshop
WebGL and Vulkan


Research Triangle Software Symposium February 22 - 23, 2019 Raleigh/Durham, NC
Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium March 1 - 2, 2019 Madison, WI
Twin Cities Software Symposium March 8 - 10, 2019 Minneapolis, MN
New England Software Symposium March 15 - 17, 2019 Boston, MA
FrontEnd Fest April 1 - 3, 2019 Chicago, IL
Salt Lake Software Symposium May 3 - 4, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT
Central Ohio Software Symposium June 21 - 23, 2019 Columbus, OH
ÜberConf July 16 - 19, 2019 Denver, CO
Lone Star Software Symposium: Austin July 26 - 28, 2019 Austin, TX
New England Software Symposium September 27 - 29, 2019 Boston, MA
Twin Cities Software Symposium October 11 - 12, 2019 Minneapolis, MN
Great Lakes Software Symposium October 25 - 27, 2019 Chicago, IL
Northern Virginia Software Symposium November 1 - 3, 2019 Reston, VA
Pacific Northwest Software Symposium November 8 - 10, 2019 Seattle, WA
Progressive Web Experience December 1 - 4, 2019 Clearwater, FL
TechLeader Summit December 4 - 6, 2019 Clearwater, FL
ArchConf December 9 - 12, 2019 Clearwater, FL


NFJS Live: Emerging Tech
November 29, 2017

In this episode, we dive deep into the emerging trends with Brian Sletten, a forward-thinking software Engineer. Recording live in Chicago, IL.  

NFJS Live: Security with Brian Sletten
October 6, 2017

In episode one of NoFluffJustStuff Live, we dive into where we need to shift our mindset as developers around security, best practices and resources worthy of review. 

Critical Thinking, Technology and Magic with Brian Sletten
July 27, 2016

Reflecting on UberConf 2016, we dive deep into technology thinking critically about all the implications-both good and bad-of our ever evolving world. A great (and somewhat longer) philosophical discussion with NFJS speaker Brian Sletten.