Keynote Speaker: Ivan Fan
Ivan Fan is founder and chairman of the board of the Appleton Youth Education Initiative (AYEI), an award winning non-profit organization known for hosting HACK Appleton, Philharmonic Ventures, the Fox Cities Book Drive, several professional mentorship programs, free standardized examination preparatory classes, and other programs drawing students from all over the state. Fan previously led the China business of Correlation One, a venture capital backed AI company based out of Manhattan, New York. Prior to joining Correlation One, Fan was the CEO of Huddlr and COO of Dittach, companies operating in the social networking and cloud content management domains, respectively. During this time, he co-authored a cloud-technology related patent and led development of the company's search products. He has also worked under top executives at Bridgewater Associates and Condé Nast. Fan earned a BA from Yale University and will graduate with a master's degree from UC Berkeley's School of Information in May of 2020.
Colin Lu is a Quantitative Researcher at Tower Research Capital, a proprietary trading company that uses the latest technology to electronically trade in financial markets across the world. His focus at Tower is on using machine learning to develop automated strategies that participate in various futures markets. Previously, he began his career as a derivatives trader at Optiver, a trading firm specializing in options. Colin graduated with a B.S in Mathematics and Chemistry from Yale and competed in numerous competitions throughout high school, qualifying for the USA Mathematical Olympiad twice and earning a gold medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad. Outside of work, Colin is an avid runner, pianist, and backpacker.
Moktar Jama is a software engineer at Compass, a real estate startup that is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless. He previously worked at Facebook where he worked on optimizing supply chain tools that contributed to the creation of data centers around the world. Moktar graduated from Yale with a B.A. in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. Outside of work, he likes to play video games, read books, and cook spicy food.
Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and Principal Software Engineer Consultant with Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, Code PaLOUsa, TechBash, VSLive, KCDC and DevLink. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Northeast WI Developers User Group / Northeast WI Code Camp / Milwaukee Code Camp, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member and a PhD student.