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Exhibit Hall Reception / Startup Showcase

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Exhibit Hall Reception

Join us at the Exhibit Hall Reception, immediately following the first day of sessions. Have a drink or two, network with other attendees, and visit the sponsors & exhibitors who are innovating in JavaScript and web technologies. This event is open to all attendees.

Startup Showcase

Sponsored by:

A new generation of businesses is emerging, creating a whole new ecosystem of products services, leveraging the tools and technologies powering the front-end Web: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, PhoneGap, and more.

Startup Showcase returns to Fluent 2013, giving groundbreaking startups a chance to show their stuff to the world.

We’ve selected 11 finalists to present their technologies and tell their stories to our panel of judges and Fluent attendees—during afternoon break and during the Exhibit Hall Reception on Wednesday, May 29. The judges will choose the best of the best to present their business from the keynote stage on Thursday, May 30.

The Winners

The Finalists


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Peter Cooper

Cooper Press

Peter Cooper is the founder of Cooper Press, the editor of several weekly newsletters, including JavaScript Weekly and Frontend Focus, and Chair Emeritus of O’Reilly Fluent.

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Simon St.Laurent

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Simon St.Laurent has spent most of his career explaining technology. He is cochair of the Fluent and OSCON conferences, a senior editor at O’Reilly, and a web developer. He has written over a dozen books, including Introducing Elixir, Introducing Erlang, Learning Rails, XML Elements of Style, and XML: A Primer. He spends his spare time making objects out of wood and presenting on local history.

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Chris Wilson


Chris Wilson is an Open Web platform developer advocate working on Chrome. He has cochaired the W3C working group for HTML5 and served as a platform architect at Microsoft. Chris began working on web browsers in 1993 when he coauthored the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic and went on to Microsoft to work on Internet Explorer for 15 years. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user experiences on the web platform and is a longtime participant in various web standards working groups. In his free time, he enjoys photography, scuba diving, playing music, and hiking with his wife and daughters.

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Brady Forrest

Ignite Talks

Brady Forrest is the head of PCH’s new incubator, Highway1, and is on the lookout for the next great piece of hardware. Brady costarted and shepherded Ignite—he’s part of the team currently organizing Ignite SF. He’s a venture advisor to 500 Startups and spent some time on the investment staff at Khosla Ventures. Formerly, Brady was at O’Reilly, where he worked on a number of things including O’Reilly Radar, Web 2.0 Expo, Where 2.0, ETech, and Foo Camp.

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James Ferguson
05/06/2013 9:47pm PDT

On behalf of kWIQly – Thanks for the opportunity – we look forward to seeing and meeting you and (who knows ?) – maybe getting some business done!


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