Your project and presentation will be judged by these experts
These are the judges confirmed as of January 30, 2013.
Josh Aas '05
Engineering Manager, Mozilla Corporation
Josh double-majored in English and computer science at Macalester before joining Mozilla to code on the then-young Firefox web browser, moving into work on Web standards efforts and building and maintaining partner relationships. At Mozilla, he leads their networking performance and security group.
Mark Abbott '96
CIO, Atomic Data
Mark is Chief Information Officer at Atomic Data, a Minneapolis-based IT company with data centers all over the world. He has a Computer Science B.A. from Macalester, and both a law degree and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Prior to working at Atomic, Mark was a technologist and consultant for Cybernet Systems and The Foundation, as well as for his own consultancy.
Steve Arnold ’72
Co-Founder and Venture Partner, Polaris Ventures
Prior to founding Polaris as a venture capital firm in 1996, Steve had senior executive positions at Microsoft, LucasArts, LucasFilm and Continuum (now Corbis) Corporation. With George Lucas, Steve is a co-founder of the George Lucas Education Foundation.
Peter Pascale ’94
Director, Product Strategy and Architecture, Pearson VUE
A geography and environmental studies double-major at Macalester, Peter has M.S. degrees in both geography and software engineering. With over a decade of experience in the corporate software world, Peter is an expert on agile software development, with specialties in Java and mobile apps.
David Sielaff ’90
Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Key software engineer on program analysis software used on critical Microsoft projects, including Windows, Office, Xbox and SQL. A co-holder of multiple patents, David has also worked at Intrinsa, Sybase, and Cray Research.
Steve Wiggins ’78
Managing Partner, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
Steve has over 30 years of venture capital, hedge fund and operating experience in the healthcare space. He has founded and run companies in multiple healthcare sectors, including Oxford Health Plans and Health Partners, Inc. A geography and political science major at Macalester, Steve has a Harvard MBA.
Per von Zelowitz ’94
Co-Founder; Chief Executive Officer, +n(PlusN) LLC
A current Macalester trustee, Per has over a decade of experience as a venture investor in digital media, communications, enterprise software and consumer software and service spaces. His new company, +n (PlusN) is currently developing carrier aggregation software for mobile data network operators. Per is the chief event judge, and his initial concept generated our Macathon.