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SPEAKERS: Peter Jones, Thomas Frey
SPEAKER: Peter Jones
Senior Development Instructor for DaVinci Coders
Peter is passionate about helping others succeed. With more than 18 years of professional experience as a software developer, mentor, and manager, he brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. He has been a regular contributor to the open source community with some of his software being used by organizations such as FedEx and NASA.
Shortly after he began using Ruby on Rails in 2005 Peter started a company focused on writing web applications. He continually contributes to the Rails community through code, lectures, and workshops.
His approach to teaching is highly interactive and approachable. Intellectual banter as well as Star Wars geekery are always welcome in his classroom.
SPEAKER: Thomas Frey
Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute
Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.
Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists." Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.