After 10 years of successful entrepreneurial, startup and corporate experience, Brett earned his MBA from the University of Calgary in 2009. Since then, Brett has continued to build long term relationships with business owners and corporate executives as he pursues his passion for securing his clients long term financial future. Brett started his career in financial services in 2014, joining Silverhawk early in 2015. At Silverhawk Brett sees a natural progression of continued success, combining planning from both personal and business perspectives into a comprehensive solution that will best benefit a client’s long term financial needs. Silverhawk’s substantial experience and resources in tax and asset protection provide the planning tools that business owners need to grow net worth. Brett works with a number of technology, medical and engineering firms listening to their individual needs and then designing customized plans and recommendations which dramatically enhance the firms, and the respective owners of those firms, financial future. Brett is married to Nadine and lives in North Scottsdale with their 4 children. They can be frequently found on the McDowell Mountain trails or cheering at their children’s swim meets.
Colin Turner is the founder of Wiblits, a Phoenix-based mobile application startup that lets you play quick, simple games against the groups of people you care about. Colin grew up in Phoenix and studied business as an undergraduate at the University of Southern Calfornia. Before founding Wiblits, he spent 5 years in marketing, finance, and operations roles at Verimatrix in San Diego. Colin is an enthusiastic but terrible programmer.
Crystal has worked in technology for 19 years ranging from development to project management and leadership in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
She currently works for FacilitySource as a Mobile Product Manager responsible for the design and launch of their mobile product stack.
In my evenings and weekends I'm working on several mobile products. Her latest app in progress is a virtual reality diet app that shows you your VR avatar in the future based on your calorie intake today.
She is also an author of The $6k Software Startup where she wrote a book about how to offshore your development project successfully.
Doug worked at Google as an engineer and manager for four years, focusing on maps for emerging markets. He patented pay-as-you-go solar at d.light and saw it grow to a $100M business worldwide, which led him to develop the technology for metering phones, which turned into PayJoy. Doug studied engineering at MIT and earned an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Fred von Graf is the founder of W3M a software development company out of Tempe Arizona with 20 developers coding away on client projects. Fred has been very involved in the Arizona startup scene over the past decade, from his starting the LaunchSpot co-working space, to running the AREA48 program to starting the ASU Startup Accelerator. Fred recently left Arizona State University’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group where he was a Senior Venture Manger to focus on W3M full time. Fred is a principle driven person with diverse interests in startups, investing, education, entrepreneurship and technology.
Hari K Gottipati is a software professional, distinguished architect, thought leader, consultant, speaker and freelance writer who specializes in Open Systems, Java, internet scale computing/apps, architecture, big data, NoSQL, mobile, LBS and Internet Of Things.
Expert in analyzing market landscape for startup ideas and molding them into successful products with the technical/competitive advantage. Regularly writes about bleeding edge technologies and his quotes can be often found in various technology news/magazines such as Gigaom, CNN Money, WSJ, Bloomberg Businessweek etc. Well known blogger and his blogs can be found at onjava.com and xml.com. Speaks at various events on latest technologies including iBeacons, big data, NoSQL, architecture and of course Java. Worked for many mobile startups, as well as big companies including Yahoo, Travelocity, and Motorola. Passionate about technologies and spends most of his time exploring bleeding edge software technologies.
Justin has been a Software Developer in the Phoenix area for 10+ years. He has presented at several conferences, code camps and user groups throughout the United States and Europe. Justin is passionate about sharing his knowledge to get you your end goal faster. He can be found at @digitaldrummerj and http://digitaldrummerj.me
Luis Montes is co-founder of Iced Dev, a software firm focused on providing services around the latest web innovations. Iced Dev embraces open-source software by giving back to the community and advancing the technologies that lay the foundation of the Internet.
Luis has spoken about the open web, Internet of Things, mobile development, and robotics at a variety of conferences and user groups (including JSConf, RobotsConf, DojoConf, NodeAZ, PhxMobi, IoTPHX, and others). He keeps active in the local tech scene by hosting events such as NodeBots Day PHX, and a weekly coworking day at HeatSync Labs.
Matt Luedke is an iOS and Android developer at Exygy, which is a certified B-Corporation in San Francisco building sites and apps for changemakers like non-profits and government agencies. He has written several tutorials for RayWenderlich.com, including the introductory Android series and an introduction to ResearchKit.
Miao Wei is a software engineer in Intel Corporation’s Software and Services Group. He currently works on enabling Intel® Atom™ SoCs and other technologies on phone and tablet devices. Miao has over 15 years of experience in developing mobile platforms, web browser engines, location-based applications and services, digital map databases, and other software products.
Michael Luttrell has been a full stack developer for over two decades at companies large and small. He is currently a developer for State Farm’s IT Research and Development group focusing on mobile technologies and enterprise application architecture. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer and is a passionate reader of history, physics, philosophy, poetry and politics.
Mike is a passionate mobile designer/developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field 20 years, and with Android since its introduction. Currently, he develops Android applications for the health care field, and is a Mobile Architect at athenahealth\Epocrates.
He has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups (including AnDevCon, Oscon, and Phoenix Mobile Festival). Mike is an active contributor to the tech community, including organizing the local GDG, and is recognized by Google as an ‘Android Developer Expert’ (one of 14 in the world).When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.
Olu Ayandosu is a Staff Software Engineer at Citrix, where he builds user interfaces for Octoblu on their Web & Mobile platform. He is passionate about learning and enjoys the process of creating. When not programming, you can find him taking photos, or laying down some groove on his bass guitar.
Sheldon McGee has been a web developer since having to do things the REALLY hard way (Cold Fusion, ASP) before things got easier (PHP, ASP.NET) and then hard again (Rails, Node). He's been a fan of Google API's since before there were any and all Google hackers were really just map hackers. He has passion for building in the physical world too and uses maple and alder (no pine! except in plywood sometimes) whenever he can to make furnature for around his house (dresser bed, headboard, entertainment center, cabinets, etc). He also dabbles with Arduino and Raspberry Pi to get his embedded fix. AFOL and SNOT building (i.e. Technic). Oh, and he's been to every Google I/O and has been wearing Google Glass almost every day since May no matter how much his "friends" make fun of him.
Srinivas earned his master’s degree in Machine Design Engineering from Roorkee-IIT, India. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD), Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA), Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD), Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS), Bea Weblogic Certified Enterprise Developer and an Open Group Certified TOGAF-9 Practitioner. Srinivas has been working with Java related technologies since its very early days. He has over 18 years of experience in developing the enterprise applications using Spring, Android, and Java EE-related technologies.
Srinivas is currently working in State Farm (IT R&D) in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an active member in various Java user forums and he is a regular speaker in Java user groups. Srinivas is a technology evangelist and he teaches Spring, Web Services, Android, and Java EE-related technologies during his free time.
He is the author of following books.
• Imbibing Java Web Services – A Step by Step Approach for Learning Java Web Services.
• Spring Framework – A Step by Step Approach for Learning Spring Framework.
• MyBatis in Practice – A Step by Step Approach for Learning MyBatis Framework.