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Jason McVearry

Jason McVearry is a user-first marketing professional focused on developing partnerships, curating and creating content and growing brands through meaningful user interaction. Jason has been working at (mt) Media Temple for more than a decade helping to shape the brand, owns a small, popular food business in Venice Beach, CA and has spent an excessive amount of time in the ocean.

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His latest book, The End Of Business As Usual, looks at the changing consumer landscape, its impact on business and what companies can do to adapt and lead. moments of truth.

Dan Leveille

Dan Leveille is a Los Angeles-based marketer and web developer. He is currently a Product Marketing Manager at deviantART and is building Equaldex.com, a collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. Dan is passionate about software product design, UI design, and the social web. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @danlev.

Digital Telepathy

Digital-Telepathy is comprised of a bunch of designers, developers, strategists, and entrepreneurs who love creating products, designing websites, and sharing our experiences through our blog. Our mission is to "craft meaningful experiences" and it guides every aspect of what we do, from team gatherings to user interfaces and client interactions. You can find us in the heart of downtown San Diego, California.

Fabio Sasso

Fabio is a Brazilian product designer based in San Francisco, California. Currently working for Google, he's also the founder of Abduzeedo. Over the years Fabbio has produced work for MSNBC, Wired UK, Adobe and Digital Arts Magazine among others. In 2011 Fabio joined Google as senior designer at the Mountain View headquarters working on projects from Doodles and icons to major products like Google Wallet, Ventures and others. Currently Fabio is working with the amazing people on the Search/Knowledge team.

Jon Setzen

Jon Setzen is a Los Angeles-based designer who spends his days as Creative & UX Director at Media Temple. He is also the organizer and host of LosAngeles/CreativeMornings. He's been making websites since 1995 and over the years he has been fortunate enough to work with everyone from MOMA to Alicia Keys to Nikon.

Keir Whitaker

Keir Whitaker is a designer and entrepreneur based in the UK. Keir is currently working with Shopify as their Designer Advocate, represents one-half of Viewport Industries, is co-host of The Back to Front Show podcast and occasional web developer. You can find me on Twitter unsurprisingly as @keirwhitaker.

Lis Hubert

Lis Hubert is a New York City-based independent information architecture and user experience consultant whose present & past clients include ESPN Mobile, espnW, Viacom Media Networks, and NewsCorp. She has spoken at conferences around the world on topics ranging from user experience to independent consulting, and is also a frequent contributor to the UX community’s knowledge base, writing for publications such as UX Matters and teaching industry classes for resources such as TeamTreehouse.com.

Lucy Beer

Lucy Beer is a web and WordPress consultant focused on making WordPress accessible to the beginner and a powerful development platform for the advanced user. Lucy runs Web Training Wheels and can be found speaking around the country or on Twitter.

Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a staff author at online learning company lynda.com , an online video training library, where he specializes in WordPress and front-end web development. He also teaches advanced WordPress development at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and British Columbia Institute of Technology. With a background in philosophy, photography, and broadcast journalism, Morten approaches web design, development, and education from an informational perspective looking for ways to facilitate clear communication. Born and raised in Norway Morten now lives and works in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

The Great Discontent

Ryan & Tina Essmaker are the husband-and-wife team behind The Great Discontent (TGD), a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Since launching online in August 2011, TGD has published interviews with 130+ creative individuals, and has grown to include a print counterpart, a short film series, a successful Kickstarter campaign, and other projects and collaborations. In January 2014, Ryan and Tina took the leap and left their day jobs to focus on The Great Discontent and other content-related projects via No Little Plans, their New York City-based creative studio.