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Tech Steering Participants
The participants in the TechSteering taskforce are listed below. If you would like to join the taskforce, submit an application form at http://www.nation1.net/letsgo/form.htm
- Jordan Jacobs is 15-year-old American citizen living in the UK. He is proficient in HTML, PERL, BASIC, C++ and CGI.
- Donald Glass, age 24, holds degrees in software Engineering, Telecommunications and Strategy: MCSE, CNA, CNE and CISA.
- Islam Wali from Morocco is trained in BASIC, C++, HTML, Visual Basic, PERL, and Java Script.
- Jason Lenny, 20, is from the USA. He is a specialist in interactive Internet content. Working for Microsoft, he has been involved in high end development of numerous projects including the Operating Systems Division, the Microsoft Publishing and Knowledge Management Systems, and Microsoft Learning Technologies.
- Daniel Echeverri is a 16-year-old from Colombia. He enjoys programming in Visual Basic and is developing his own operating system.
- Ian Wojtowicz is a 21-year-old student at Simon Fraser University in Canada. He also works for the web-production company Bimovers. In 1995, he began International Teletimes, and has spoken at various conferences. Ian was chosen to attend Junior Summit 1995 in Japan, and subsequently acted as moderator at the 1998 event.
- Thomas O'Duffy, 20, Ireland is a student and young net entrepreneur. Apart from developing e-commerce sites, Thomas participated in both the Junior Summit 95, and the 2b1 World conference.
- David Sontag, 16, from New Jersey, USA is a student, freelance web programmer and consultant. David was a finalist in the 1999 Arsdigita Foundation prize.
- Alan Kay is a Disney Fellow, and has previously worked at Apple Computer and Xerox Parc Research Labs. His research led to the development of a wide-range of common place computer items such as Object Orientated Programming, the Laptop computer and the Graphical User Interface. He believes, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
- Dimitri Negroponte, is a technology specialist in computer interface design and Director of Product Development at the 2b1 Foundation.
- Justine Cassell is a Professor, studying technological enhancements to natural communication at the MIT Media Laboratory. She coordinated the Junior Summit 1998, and is interested in how we can use technology to empower and give voice to children in developing nations.
- Walter Bender is a Professor at the MIT Media Lab. He recently met the pope. Incidently, he has also been dubbed "the fastest programmer in the world". Walter's interests include personalisation of news content.