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Katharine Bierce
Connector, Cloud City Development

Katharine Bierce is a creative and results-oriented individual with excellent business writing, operations, project management, planning/organization, networking/connection-building and creative problem solving skills. Strong interest in mission-driven businesses and technology platforms that cre   Read more…

Ian Kalin
Director of Open Data, Socrata

Ian Kalin is passionate about empowering people with data. Called “one of the most badass innovators on the planet” by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Kalin is currently the Director of Open Data for Socrata. In this role, Ian helps governments liberate their data as a fuel for innovation.   Read more…

Stephanie Geerlings
Prime Minister, Cloud City Development

Stephanie Geerlings, Builder, Hacker, Entrepreneur, Product Manager, and Prime Minister for Cloud City Development, has worked in technology & design for 10 years and believes that good engineering and design should be done with artistic and scientific methods.   Read more…

Daniel Homsey
Director of Strategic Initiatives , City Administrator's Office of the City and County of San Francisco

Daniel has spent the last 25 years as a marketing and communications professional in both the private and public sector. After a long stint in the technology sector, Daniel was director of The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services in 2004.   Read more…

Mary Anne Masterson
Co-Founder, Mix and Stir Studio

Mary Anne Masterson focuses on the intersection of marketing strategy, design innovation and new product development. She was previously the Director of Brand Innovation and a Strategy Director at Frog Design, a global innovation leader.   Read more…

Carrie Norton
Founder and CEO, Green Business BASE CAMP

Carrie Norton's professional mission is to prove the business case for sustainability. Norton's broad expertise in sustainable business and entrepreneurship includes managerial roles at Garage Technology Ventures and Idealab.   Read more…

Brian Purchia
Principal, Brian Purchia Communications

Brian Purchia is a communications strategist who has served as a new media advisor for Fortune 500 companies and as a spokesman for social change organizations, tech start-ups, politicians, labor unions, and advocacy campaigns.   Read more…

Johann Romefort
Founder, PopCards

Johann Romefort is a big-haired Frenchman, but also an entrepreneur and international speaker. These days Johann can be found helping early stage startups (mostly as Advising CTO) and hacking on Raspberry-Pi/Arduino hardware projects.   Read more…

Susan Tenby
Director of Social Community & Strategic Partnerships, Caravan Studios

A sought-after industry speaker, writer and community expert, Susan Tenby has worked in online community management for 12 years and has been active in social media since 2006.

As the original Online Community Manager at San Francisco-based TechSoup, Susan was responsible for launching   Read more…

Kyle Stewart
Executive Director, Reallocate

Kyle joined ReAllocate in 2012 bringing his passion for creating thriving cooperative communities. After spending 5 years in the greentech industry Kyle moved to San Francisco where he created technical support communities for software developers.   Read more…

Marnie Webb
CEO, Caravan Studios

Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Caravan Studios’ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most.   Read more…

Maria Williford
Director of Disaster Resiliency, Architecture for Humanity - SF Chapter

Maria got her start in design for development initiatives at AFH headquarters writing and researching for DLYGAD [2] and the 2011 Open Architecture Challenge: UnRestricted Access.   Read more…

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