Pavan Katepalli, Adjunct Instructor UC Berkeley He resides in San Francisco where he teaches data analytics and web development at UC Berkeley, creates decentralized applications and plays in the San Francisco Football League. Pavan entered into the cryptocurrency space in 2013 and has worked and programmed with renowned core bitcoin developer, Jimmy Song. In 2014, Pavan co-founded and was CTO of INRTracker.com and raised $100k in seed funding from Rodger Ford, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Co-Founder of Reliantheart Inc, a biotech company in Houston, Texas leveraging NASA technology to replace the left ventricle of the heart. In 2015, Pavan co-founded a Series A stage Technology Company that has raised 30 million dollars of venture funding and has expanded internationally. Before that Pavan led an elite team of developers at MediaMath, a leader in the ad tech space to put in technology systems to scale the $300 million dollar company towards an inevitable billion dollar IPO. Pavan has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University. Shortly after he was a speaker for TedX.
Jae Yang CEO Tacen Inc He started out as an aerospace engineer, but he found his passion in writing software. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He is active in the cryptocurrency community, often explaining technical details to newcomers. In his spare time, Jae develops various open source softwares in Node.js and is an avid reader.
Buck Perley Senior Software Engineer Tierion and was Engineering Lead Purse.io Buck works full-time on bcoin and derivative projects. He will be joining to talk about how bcoin can help you develop better, more secure cryptocurrency applications, how an alternative implementation can make the ecosystem and network stronger, and some of the exciting projects their team is working on including bPanel, the world’s first Blockchain Management System (BMS).
David Goldberg CoFounder BlocTrax He is also a Software Engineer at Salesforce. BlocTrax is a freelance smart contract development and security audit consulting company. Previously, David taught programming at the advanced software engineering immersive program, Hack Reactor.