Judges

Kristan Uccello - Developer Programs Engineer for Google TV

Kristan Uccello - Developer Programs Engineer for Google TV
Kristan 'Krispy' is a Developer Programs Engineer for Google TV, avid paintballer, snowboarder, occasional privateer, passionate technologist and all-around excited geek. He has worked in the industry for over 14 years for big and small companies (and even started a few). Right now, he is helping other trailblazing developers to realize their goals on Google TV from the Google offices in Mountain View,....

Shawn Shen - Developer Advocate at Google

Shawn Shen - Developer Advocate at Google
Shawn is a Developer Advocate at Google. His current focus is to cultivate killer apps and help developers build viable business on Google TV, which is an Android-based Smart TV platform. Previously he worked Geo (Maps/Earth) and OpenSocial APIs at Google. Prior to Google, he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, eBay, plus a few start-ups in Silicon Valley. While he is not coding or helping developers, he enjoys music, physics, and random philosophical....

Sylvain Carle - Platform Relations Manager at Twitter

Sylvain Carle - Platform Relations Manager at Twitter
When he's not helping developers create awesome Twitter Apps, Sylvain is part of the fantastic mentor group at Founder Fuel, the startup accelerator program at Notman House in Montréal. He is also advising a few startups in Montréal on raising funds, building a solid team, technology architecture for web scale operation and business models that benefits from data abundance with understanding of new....

Andrew Keen - Raconteur

Andrew Keen - Raconteur
Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company. He is currently the host of “Keen On” show, the popular Techcrunch chat show, a columnist for CNN and a regular commentator for many other newspapers, radio and television networks around the world. He is also an acclaimed speaker, regularly addressing the impact of digital technologies on 21st century business, education and society. He is the author of....

Prashant Sridharan - Facebook Developer Advocate

Prashant Sridharan - Facebook Developer Advocate
Prashant Sridharan is a Developer Advocate at Facebook, where he helps developers around the world learn how to build great apps using the Facebook platform. Prior to Facebook, Prashant was the Director of Marketing for Amazon Web Services, the chief Product Manager for Microsoft Visual Studio, a product manager at various startups, and a software developer at Sun Microsystems. He is well past the "yucky" phase with Objective C and LOVES to build iOS apps, adores Ruby on Rails, and spends....

Jason Goecke, Voxeo Labs

Jason Goecke, Voxeo Labs
Jason Goecke has been in the open-source telephony industry since 2003, as an early advocate of Asterisk. Since that time he was the co-founder of Adhearsion, the Ruby-based development framework for Asterisk and is now the President & CEO at Voxeo Labs, Inc. Jason is now responsible for the Tropo (http://tropo.com) cloud communications platform. Jason lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jason has over 20 years experience in computer telephony, voice solutions and open-source projects in....

Ephraim Lindenbaum, Advance Ventures

Ephraim Lindenbaum, Advance Ventures
Ephraim Lindenbaum is the Founder of Advance Ventures LLC and serves as its Managing Director. He is Cofounder of Environmental Institute of America and a career entrepreneur achieving success across a broad range of industries and market sectors. He has founded and grown several successful ventures and executed exit strategies that have delivered substantial shareholder value. Ephraim has directed numerous early stage and follow-on rounds of financing from venture based, institutional and....

Maya Zuckerman, Transmedia San Francisco

Maya Zuckerman, Transmedia San Francisco
Maya, a Transmedia Producer and Co-Founder of Transmedia San Francisco, is a modern-day, Indian goddess Kali of transmedia production and emerging technology. Always keeping a watchful eye for groundbreaking tech media projects and companies she can work her supernatural powers on, not one of her 24 arms is ever at rest. She brings a wealth of experience from the different silos: visual effects, film, production, gaming, startups, product management, brand narratives. She has worked with big....

Erik Schwartz - Founder Aether

Erik Schwartz - Founder Aether
Erik spent 15 years in Silicon Valley at the bleeding edge of the convergence of entertainment and technology. In the late '80s he was an independent developer of interactive videodiscs and CD-ROMs. In the early '90s he was employee number 7 at ICTV, a pioneer in interactive television. He was the product manager for the deployment of one of the first digital video on demand systems that ran on Cox Cable's Omaha, Nebraska system. In early 1997 he went to Yahoo! Inc. where he created the....