Patrick is cofounder and CEO of Stripe. He previously studied math at
MIT, cofounded Auctomatic (acquired by Live Current Media), and built
Encyclopedia, which puts browsable copies of Wikipedia on the iPhone
and OLPC. He was Irish Young Scientist of the Year in 2005.
Eli Goodman is a director of engineering at Etsy, a website where people can buy and sell wonderful handmade and vintage goods. He’s been programming computers since back in the day. Now that he’s a leader, he’s been excited to figure out the processes, structures, philosophies, and psychological factors that lead to great things getting made. He’s also a world-renowned taco aficionado.
Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both teams and software at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, and Apple. Michael has written two books. His first book, Managing Humans, a popular guide to the art of engineering leadership, clearly explains that while you may be rewarded for what you build, you are only successful because of your people. His second book, Being Geek, is a career handbook for geeks and nerds alike. When he’s not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, poker, and werewolves at the popular blog Rands in Repose. Michael surfs, plays hockey, mountain bikes, and drinks red wine in the redwoods of Northern California whenever he can because staying sane is more important... Read More.
Kate specializes in creating and operating large-scale web applications. Her focus has primarily rested on SaaS applications and big data. She has extensive experience building and managing high-performance teams, and considers herself a fan of agile development practices and the lean startup movement.
She is currently founding her own startup, popforms, but has held roles as developer, project manager, product manager, and people manager at great companies including
Amazon and Microsoft. The last seven years she has been a VP of Engineering/CTO for companies like SEOmoz, Decide, and prior to that Delve Networks (acquired by Limelight).
I have many, many years of working with business leaders and aspiring management to help people realize and practice leadership. I am an innovative business person who is willing to push the boundaries of thinking about the way we work.
Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the industry. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on, and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level, and around the world. He has now turned his attention to implications of the on-demand... Read More.
Hiten Shah is the founder of KISSmetrics, which uses data to help online businesses make better business decisions. A recognized authority on data-driven marketing and entrepreneurship, he founded marketing consultancy ACS and Crazy Egg, an analytics tool that visualizes users’ experience on a website. Now with KISSmetrics he is building a data driven solution for to help online businesses make better business decisions. Hiten advises a variety of startups, including iSocket,LaunchRock, Lolapps, Recurly,SlideShare, SocializedHR and Sponge.
Elaine Wherry co-founded Meebo where she served as Meebo’s Chief Experience Officer prior to being acquired by Google in 2012. Elaine is a classically trained violinist, a recipient of the Founders Fund TechFellows Award in Engineering Leadership, and her work on team-building and leadership have been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and CBS. Prior to Meebo, Elaine served as Manager of Usability & Design at Synaptics after graduating from Stanford with a major in Symbolic Systems and a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. Today she advises entrepreneurs on product design, user experience, and team-building.
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