Developers: Lifeline of Your Startup Community
Time & Location
Courtney Christian, Webjunto @bettierub
Courtney is currently a software developer at Webjunto but her journey here was not a typical one. After changing her career to tech by becoming a Digital Service Fellow, she obtained an internship at local dev shop. Working as an intern at Jarvus further ignited her interest in software development. While working at Apple, she set out to increase her skills and to find a dev shop that included people that looked like her. That's when she met Webjunto and never looked back.
Courtney loves serving the community, organizing, curly hair, and her dog Hunter. You can normally find her in Webjunto's HQs early mornings or late nights with Hunter. And when not there, you can find her hosting/attending brunch, dancing at Drake night, or attending/hosting a curly hair event. Courtney is a Philadelphia native that travels often but knows that home is where the tech lives.
Don Coleman, Chariot Solutions
A software developer who enjoys hacking with Phones, Arduino and other hardware. Don is the co-author of Beginning NFC: Near Field Communication with Arduino, Android, and PhoneGap, and Make: Bluetooth: Bluetooth LE Projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Smartphones.
James Koran, Tonic Design Co. @JKoran
Tonic Design Co. provides technology services to help it’s clients thrive in today’s rapidly changing world. As SVP of Client Services, James Koran provides strategic and operational leadership across the organization, he has accountability for all components of successful project delivery, client satisfaction, and profitability. His teams drive new client acquisition, successful project delivery and organic growth through a consultative and strategic approach to defining and launching digital products.
Bon Ku, Thomas Jefferson University @bonku
Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician and the founder/director of the first design thinking program in a medical school. His innovative program that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges has been highlighted in the The New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, The Huffington Post, Next City and Architectural Digest. Dr. Ku has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. He received the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and made the Best of Philly list in Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Ku holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, MD from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
You can find Bon on Twitter discussing design, health and technology @bonku.
Bob Moore, Stitch @robertjmoore
Robert J. Moore is Co-Founder and Chairman of Stitch. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of RJMetrics, a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. RJMetrics was acquired by Magento Commerce in 2016, where Moore served as GM of Magento Business Intelligence until 2018. Moore's writing about technology, startups, and data has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and numerous other publications. Outside of his day job, Moore serves as the Board President of Philly Startup Leaders, a Board member of PACT, an improv comedy performer at Philly Improv Theater, and a Trustee of both the Awesome Foundation and the Glassboro Education Foundation.
Please note that you must either have a SXSW Badge or Amplify Philly Wristband to attend this event.