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== Paul Ford ==
Paul Ford is a Brooklyn-based writer and web technologist. He often writes about [https://medium.com/message/how-paper-magazines-web-engineers-scaled-kim-kardashians-back-end-sfw-6367f8d37688 the web], [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6241967 archives] [http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/ programming], [http://www.ftrain.com/wwic.html the nature of information], and [https://medium.com/message/networks-without-networks-7644933a3100 living in the information age]. Past projects include [https://medium.com/message/tilde-club-i-had-a-couple-drinks-and-woke-up-with-1-000-nerds-a8904f0a2ebf tilde.club] and the [http://www.ftrain.com/AWebSiteForHarpers.html semantic web-ified harpers.org] (back in 2003). Ford's 30,000-word article [http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/ What Is Code?] was the entire June 11, 2015 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Learn more at his [http://ftrain.com website], on [http://twitter.com/ftrain Twitter], or on [https://medium.com/@ftrain Medium], or watch [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSL5qVL3Mng his talk at XOXO 2014] or [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-06-12/-what-is-code-charlie-rose-06-12- his interview on Charlie Rose]. Paul was also interviewed at [http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2012/an-interview-with-paul-ford-and-gina-trapani/ at In the Library with the Lead Pipe, along with Gina Trapani].
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== Greg Wilson ==
[http://third-bit.com/about.html Greg Wilson] is the co-founder of [http://software-carpentry.org/about/ Software Carpentry], a volunteer organization that teaches basic computing skills to researchers in a wide range of disciplines. Greg has worked for 30 years in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing and two for children.
Twitter: [https://twitter.com/gvwilson @gvwilson]
== Gene Luen Yang ==
Comic artist and author, Gene Yang has greatly broadened diversity representation in comics with successful titles such as '''American Born Chinese''', '''Boxers and Saints''', and '''The Shadow Hero'''. In 2016, the Library of Congress named him as an Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In this capacity, Yang has pushed a mission of 'Reading Without Walls' to encourage literacies of all types. Additionally, he has recently started a graphic novel series, '''Secret Coders''' with artist Mike Holmes. This series aims to introduce kids to actual magic they can perform at home: computer programming. As several kids try to uncover the mysteries of their school, they face puzzles and challenges that teach readers about programming.
== Dragan Espenscheid ==
Dragan Espenschied (*1975 in Germany) is a media artist, home computer folk musician and digital culture researcher and conservator living in New York City. Starting out as a net activist in the late 1990’s, he created several online interventions concerned with digital power structures and live network traffic analysis/manipulation together with Alvar Freude.
In his artistic career, Espenschied focuses on the historization of Digital Culture from the perspective of computer users rather than hackers, developers or “inventors”. Together with net art pioneer Olia Lialina he has been creating a significant body of work concerned with how to represent and write a culture-centric history of the networked age. Since 2011, they together have been [http://blog.geocities.institute/ restoring and culturally analyzing 1 TB of GeoCities data], supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Espenschied worked with the transmediale festival’s archive and the Vilem Flusser Archive to conceptually and technically integrate large scale emulation while working as a researcher at the University of Freiburg and the University of Applied Arts in Karlsruhe. Publications include papers on large scale curation of complex digital artifacts, emulation and digital culture, the influential reader Digital Folklore as well as musical releases on Aphex Twin’s label Rephlex and several underground/net labels, performing and lecturing in between raves and museums in Europe and the United States. Since April 2014, he is leading the Digital Conservation Program at [https://rhizome.org/ Rhizome].
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== Kelsey Gilmore-Innis ==
Kelsey Gilmore-Innis is the Chief Technology Officer at [http://www.sexualhealthinnovations.org/ Sexual Health Innovations], creating technology that advances sexual health and wellbeing in the United States. SHI is currently building [http://www.projectcallisto.org/ Project Callisto] to provide a more empowering, transparent, and confidential reporting experience for college sexual assault survivors. Kelsey co-founded the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming and speaks regularly around the world on technical topics. As part of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, she led the development and deployment of the searchable Anti-Eviction Pledge site. Outside of SHI, Kelsey pursues the study of baseball, R&B, presidential trivia and other all-American pursuits.
== Whitni Watkins ==
Twitter: [https://twitter.com/_whitni @_whitni]