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.
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.
Chris Wilson is an Open Web Platform Developer Advocate working on
Chrome. He began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored
the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic, went on to Microsoft to
work on Internet Explorer for fifteen years, and joined Google in
2010. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user
experiences on the web platform, and is a long-time participant in
various web standards working groups.
In his free time, he enjoys photography and hiking with his wife and daughter (and their soon-to-be second child), and scuba diving in the tropics as well as the chilly waters of Puget Sound as a PADI Assistant Instructor. You can keep up with Chris on Twitter (http://twitter.com/cwilso) and Flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/cwilso).
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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