Andy is a software engineer, designer, and researcher working on technologies that expand what people can think and do. In past lives he helped build iOS at Apple and led R&D at Khan Academy. Now as an independent researcher, his methods bridge the gap between academia and Silicon Valley.Danielle Baskin is a product designer, situation designer, visual artist, and the founder of numerous eccentric small businesses such as a Branded Fruit, Dialup, and Maskalike.Char Stiles is an artist, educator and programmer whose work uses emerging technologies like live coding to bring to light how computers work.Loretta Staples is a prolific designer and educator whose work designing graphical user interfaces on the Macintosh Classic in the 1980s and 1990s helped shape personal computing as we know it today.Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award-nominated musician, composer, sound designer, and record label executive whose work helped define the sound of electronic music in the 1970s.Gretchen McCulloch is an internet linguist — an analyst of the language of the internet, for the people of the internet. She's the author of the New York Times bestselling "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language," a Resident Linguist at WIRED, and was formerly the Resident Linguist at The Toast.Omar Rizwan is a researcher and developer interested in new computer interfaces and new ways of programming. He previously worked at Dynamicland, Stripe, and Khan Academy. He’s a prolific creator of interesting projects such as Geokit, Screenotate, Hijack Your Feed, and many others.Howard Rheingold is a writer and educator known for being one of the first thinkers to treat the internet as a social and cultural environment.Alan Kay, or the “father of personal computers," is best known for his work on object-oriented programming languages, windowing graphical user interface design, and for leading the team that developed Smalltalk.Creator of critically-acclaimed puzzle games Braid and The Witness, Jonathan Blow is an independent video game designer and programmer known for his thoughtful development and fiercely critical eye.