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Brian Williams

Brian started his career as a software developer and in 1999 co-founded Viget as a creative tech agency, combining strong UX/UI design and software engineering to build digital products. Over the past two decades, he’s...

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Dian Holton

Dian Holton is a deputy art director at AARP Media and a freelance window display associate for the GAP. Her background includes publishing (print/digital), integrated marketing, branding, retail installation, styling and footwear design. She...

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Joe Cieplinski

Joe is an independent designer and developer living in New York. He designs apps and web sites for Bombing Brain Interactive, including Teleprompt+ and Setlists. He is a partner at Breakpoint Studio, a software design...

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Pete Sena

Pete Sena is the founder and CEO of Digital Surgeons. Digital Surgeons is a global innovation and experience design company that accelerates business growth through experience design, creative marketing, and digital business model innovation. 

 Pete is a...

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Sia Karamalegos

Sia Karamalegos is a developer, international conference speaker, and writer. She is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and a Women Techmakers ambassador. She co-organizes #FrontEndParty, GDG New Orleans, and NOLA Hack Night in...

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Rebecca Bilbro

Dr. Rebecca Bilbro is a data scientist, Python and Go programmer, teacher, speaker, and author in Washington, DC. She specializes in visual diagnostics for machine learning, from feature analysis to model selection and hyperparameter tuning,...

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Tanya Tarr

Tanya Tarr is a negotiation coach and writer. She's on a mission to help people find their authentic negotiation style that will help them take the next successful step in their career. Before coaching, she...

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Ben Hong

Ben Hong is a self-taught developer whose origin story begins when he was a naive kid building cheesy websites like his “Fortune Cookie Universe” on Angelfire using an unnecessary amount of marquee and blink elements. Afte...

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Carl Smith

A theater major who acted like he understood business, Carl spent 14 years in advertising before launching his digital agency, nGen Works, in 2003. nGen ran for 12 years, constantly experimenting with different models of management and team...

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Rob Harr

As Vice President of Sparkbox, Rob is responsible for the operations and financials of the company. With a background in software development, Rob is always ready to challenge the development process.

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