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Chris Ackermann

Facebook

Chris Ackermann

Platform Partnerships, Facebook

Chris works on Platform Partnerships at Facebook, where he helps the NYC tech community build awesome applications and services on the Facebook Platform. Prior to Facebook, Chris was Director of Emerging Platforms, R&D at The New York Times Company where he explored the intersection of media and technology by prototyping new products that demonstrated the shifting ways in which content will be consumed in the future.

Prior to NY Times, Chris was Director of Business Development at Scripps Networks, where he lead business development and strategy for mobile, social, and new platforms across all Scripps Networks media properties (Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel). Chris has also held product management and development roles at Travel Channel, Zoombak, and Spirent Communications, focused on different parts of the mobile ecosystem.

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Michael Angeles

Balsamiq

Michael Angeles

Director of User Experience, Balsamiq

Michael is a very well-known figure in the Information Architecture, UX and usability industry. He is one of the co-founders and a current advisory board member of the IA Institute, he regularly speaks at conferences and writes about wireframing, IA, UX and web design, and he's the man behind Konigi, one of the premiere UX sites on the web.

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Matt Bango

Chartbeat

Matt Bango

Product Design, Chartbeat

Matt Bango is designer and developer working at Chartbeat in New York City. Bango graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY in May 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Information Technology.

When he's not at work Bango is usually doing some work for his web development company, Flek, or taking photographs of birds in the New York City area.

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Brad Frost

R/GA

Brad Frost

Mobile Web Strategist and Frontend Designer, R/GA

Brad Frost is a mobile web strategist and front-end designer at R/GA and is based out of beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He is the creator of Mobile Web Best Practices, a resource site aimed at helping people create great mobile and responsive web experiences. He runs a responsive web design newsletter and also curates WTF Mobile Web, a site that teaches by example what not to do when working with the mobile web. He is passionate about mobile and is constantly tweeting and writing about it.

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Sasha Laundy

Codecademy

Sasha Laundy

Director of Curriculum, Codecademy

Sasha Laundy (Founder, Women Who Code) loves helping others learn cool things. Currently she is getting the world hooked on coding as the Directory of Curriculum at Codecademy. Sasha is a former physics and neuroscience teacher, and Twilio alum.

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Kenneth Reitz

Heroku

Kenneth Reitz

Python Overlord and Evangelist, Heroku

Kenneth Reitz is a minimalist that loves APIs, web services, elegant design, and Python.

Reitz is the product owner of Python at Heroku and a member of the Python Software Foundation. He spends a large portion of his time writing code and prose while traveling.

He's most well known for my open source software, specifically Requests, Python HTTP for Humans.

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Tomer Sharon

Google

Tomer Sharon

UX Research, Google

Tomer Sharon is a User Experience Researcher at Google Search and author of the book, It's Our Research that provides strategies and tactics for getting buy-in for UX research. He founded and led UPA Israel and is the co-founder and organizer of leanUXmachine, a weekend of UX learning, collaboration, and mentorship for Israeli startups. He speaks at conferences and professional events, he is a published author of articles and papers, and a past editorial board member for UPA's UX Magazine. Tomer holds a master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University.

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Rob Spectre

Twilio

Rob Spectre

Developer Evangelist, Twilio

Rob Spectre is a punk rock technolologist having a barrel of monkeys on the Internet. Doing just about anything for a good laugh, Rob is an ardent supporter of open source software and creative commons art, the startup scene in New York, and every professional sports club from Boston. In addition to Brookyn Hacker, Rob runs a number of exploits into Internet ridiculousness, including the heartwarming documentary service how i knew you were the one, the robotic telephonic joke machine Laugh-o-Tron, and the Nobel Prize-losing Chrome extension Jeter Filter.

Living and working in Brooklyn, Rob loves laughing, writing and failing to act his age by staying out of the mosh pit.

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Srdjan Strbanovic

Cignium Technologies

Srdjan Strbanovic

CTO, Cignium Technologies

Srdjan Strbanovic is the CTO and head software engineer for Cignium Technologies, a company that builds customer acquisition and enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies. In this role, he leads efforts to introduce new products, technologies and processes both internally and for clients.

Srdjan has a love for technology of all sorts, especially ones that enhance efficiency and speed development. Not a fan of bright shiny objects for their own sake, he nevertheless always has a hankering to try out new software and methodologies and figure out if they can be put to use for the betterment of his team or his clients.

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