Geoff Domoracki is the co-founder and CEO of DevNetwork: producers of DataWeek, API World, and DeveloperWeek. A philosophy major turned tech entrepreneur, Geoff lives in the cross-section of philosophy and technology. Geoff was formerly the co-founder of Techweek, the largest Midwest startup & technology conference, as well as a consultant for investment firms such as Lightbank, the venture capital firm behind Groupon. He enjoys curating and moderating conference talks around the API ecosystem, democratizing data, and thinking of the web as an open database or “read-write web”. In his spare time, he’s usually training for an Ironman triathlon, dabbling in programming languages, or reading post-structural philosophy.
Jonathan Pasky is the co-founder of DevNetwork. He is also the co-founder of Techweek and a patent attorney and principal at Pasky IP, a boutique intellectual property law firm. Previously, he was Chief Legal Officer at FanFound, a Chicago-based music startup. Jon is a mentor at Excelerate Labs, on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a judge for numerous competitions, including SeedCon (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and the City of Chicago’s Small Business Competiton. Additionally, he has served as a guest lecturer at DePaul University. Jon delivers legal and business development expertise to clients and teams, bringing insight to startup strategy regarding innovation and technology.
Ric, a recent graduate from San Francisco State University, has obtained a degree in event production and has worked on an array of events, from large scale music festivals to community fundraisers and everything in between. Since childhood, he has had a passion for bringing together individuals for positive experiences. His love for people and his extreme desire to positively impact the global community is the driving force to his entrepreneurial spirit. Now more than ever, he is ready to use his skills and passion in the development of events that do good for the world.