TeamWritersStaffEditor-in-Chief Ben is a Toronto-based writer and public speaker with more than a soft spot for 90s hip hop. He has spent over 10 years in business & tech, more than 20 in the arts, and an entire lifetime in a state of perpetual judgment (highly recommended).Managing EditorMike Is a GTA Local Technology and Geek Interest Writer Having Worked in the Field for Nearly Ten Years as a Contributing Writer and Editor for Various Publications in Fashion, Entertainment, Gaming and News. Since Then He’s Offered a Variety of Opinions on Things and Then Moves on to the Next Bit of News That Interested Him. He Has Remained Properly Unfashionable Since 1987 and Plans to Stay That Way.Head TroublemakerNatalie started her career in radio a million years ago and is still slowly climbing her way to the top. While things have gone sideways she’s pretty much killed it for a bunch of cool internet companies. She dreams of long nights spent staring out over the Pacific Ocean while her team is relentlessly at work making it rain.ContributorPrateek Jose is a writer and engineering undergrad from India with an unhealthy obsession for obscure historical trivia. Conversations about absurdist fiction and the technological singularity make his day. He’s already uploading parts of his brain to servers by writing for websites such as this one.ContributorCharles Costa is an analyst based out of Silicon Valley. Originally from NY, he moved to California with only a suitcase and backpack. Inspired by his journey, he now runs Bay Tech Insider; a publication providing practical advice to Bay Area professionals.Head of Ad OperationsAd operations, commuting, getting shit done, conversion rate optimization, photoshop, the struggle, advanced understanding of DFP, project management, a designer in the next life, guacamole, podcast enthusiast, ad block recovery.ContributorLizzy Hill is a tech and lifestyle journalist, with bylines ranging from CBC to Vice and Marie Claire. She’s a huge tech nerd, who wants to hear all about the latest gadgets, whether they’re robots that fold your clothes or smart fridges that tell you how to live your life. And it’s fair to say that she has probably consumed way too much science fiction for her own good.ContributorDaniel A. Guttenberg is an Atlanta-based writer who fell into the startup world by accident and has been gleefully treading water ever since. He will be survived by his beard and his legacy of procrastination.Sales ManagerLara started her career in retail sales and consumer banking less than a decade ago. Helping people solve their problems and growing their business ignites her creative energy. These are some of her favorite things: the color purple, Henry Cavill, Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, and taking long walks on the beach. When she’s not working or playing an SNL skit in the office with the team, she’s either working out, painting or making some kind of art, working on side projects with retailers, or cooking up a storm in the office kitchen.Head of TechnologyContributorGail is a Chicago-based food scientist who writes for leading US and European food and technology publications. A devotee of all things shiny, electronic and buzzing, with a passion for building on-line communities and conservation, she is an entrepreneur and founder of a sustainability and social media startup who moonlights on weekends as DJ Moongirl on Moonalice Radio. Clients range from rock bands and media companies to high-tech startups.MascotWhen not chasing squirrels, Blue is hanging out with mommy learning WordPress. His favorite things in the whole world are his toy football, human food and protecting the house from the mailman.ContributorDesiree Higareda is a journalist and freelance writer based in Anaheim, California. She writes about all kinds of stuff, and believes it is good to know a little bit about everything–especially products that will make our lives easier. In her free time, she enjoys learning new vegetarian recipes, gardening and bargain shopping.ContributorEric is an LA based writer, actor and photographer who happens to be clinically obsessed with startups, tech, advertising and new media. In his waking hours he spends his time making the impossible possible for the world at large, finding new tech solutions to make life easier, and generally sharing somewhat helpful information on Twitter.ContributorDilara Kurtaran is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Canada. She writes about anything from technology, beauty to hard news. If she’s not writing she is on the hunt to find another vintage book to add to her never ending collection.ContributorJackie Davis is a San Francisco based Engineering Analyst turned Digital and Demand Marketer credited with leading some of B2B tech’s largest and most successful digital marketing infrastructures. A lover of all things experiential, world travel, culinary arts, adventures big and small, and charity fund-raising as well as geekier things like building mathematical models and working with publishers to build product in the ad-tech space, Jackie brings a combination of art and science to the complex craft of modern marketing.ContributorSam is a GTA- based freelance Writer and Graphic Artist. While she’s new to the tech world she’s had the opportunity to write for various publications. She has spent 5 years of her life dedicated to making people laugh via her comic Let’s Ask Violet. Originally, Sam attempted to put up a drawing of herself in a giant purple dinosaur costume terrorizing Toronto, but the editors realized that the awesomeness of this picture was too good for this world and asked her to give them a normal picture instead.ContributorJay Donovan is a freelance writer who covers emerging technologies and startup companies. He’s written freelance for TechCrunch since 2009 and has been published in CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, Mobile Marketer and consulted by The Sacramento Bee and the Columbus Dispatch. A frequent public speaker, Jay has presented at CTIA, the Augmented World Expo, Rutberg Future: Mobile, The Open Mobile Summit, SXSW and at TEDxColumbus. He holds an MBA from Capital University.ContributorLouis is a Chicago-trained writer and comedian with beautiful hair, a pretty good face, and an abundance of modesty. With 10 years in technology and 15 in writing and producing comedy, his work can be read on www.cagematch.org, www.mcsweeneys.net, and numerous dismayed Facebook users’ walls (before being hastily deleted). He currently lives with his similarly gay boyfriend in the dystopian hellscape of Silicon Valley.ContributorKrystle Vermes is a professional writer, blogger and podcaster with a background in both online and print journalism. Her passions include everything tech, sports, and the paranormal. When she isn’t freelance reporting, she’s running her paranormal blog, GetSpooked.net. Krystle is a graduate of Suffolk University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism.ContributorJustin Ponce is a Silicon Valley-born millennial located in Asia-Pacific for nearly 3 years, simply trying to make something of himself while balancing the people and things he loves most. You can be assured, it is much harder than it sounds. Justin remotely runs a small web design & sales growth business with some of his close accomplices.Director of SalesMeaghan has been biding her time wrangling global accounts while performing an ongoing in-office SNL skit, starring her co-workers. She shares a brain with Natalie and is mainly in charge of cloudbusting.ContributorBrenda Barron is a writer from Southern California specializing in technology and business. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her outdoors with her family or knitting.Creative DirectorVeteran corporate professional from the original studio lot of the “Big Mouse”, Adam’s obsessive creative and strategic passion fueled his venture into technology and media. Just don’t get him started talking about his MBA.ContributorDalia is a tech entrepreneur based in Toronto and San Francisco and is the Co-Creator & Chief Data Scientist for realSociable.com. For years, Dalia has been a notable force in technology-driven growth strategy & social intelligence having worked with leading companies in Commerce, Sales & Marketing Automation, Financial Services and Marketplaces. ContributorPatrick Hoff is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who has spent the last three years writing and editing at his college newspaper, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. He has written for a number of publications, including Jyrno and The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as writing for the blog at the Institute for Community Inclusion.ContributorDevin Greene is a silly man from LA who’s addicted to information. Bonafide, black-tar-heroin-in-a-dumpster addicted. SnapMunk is the enabler in the relationship, allowing him to research and write weird, funny stories about technology and human potential every week. Check out his YouTube channel (teamfriendshipcomedy) if you prefer sounds and faces to letters and shapes.ContributorLindsey Txakeeyang recently graduated from college and is now trying to figure out how to be an adult in San Francisco. While she does love Silicon Valley and entrepreneurship, she is also intrigued by fashion, photography, and creative writing. She misses the beaches of her hometown Honolulu. People often describe her as “feisty”.ContributorStephen Altrogge is a freelance writer based in Tallahassee, Florida. He writes about tech, marketing, faith, and lots of other things. He’s married to Jen and has three young girls. Every day he consumes more coffee than the entire population of Colombia.ContributorKristin Hope is an author, writer, editor, content creator and innovation evangelist. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2009, and has written on everything from GMOs and food policy to whale migration and climate change. Currently she consults on digital marketing for companies and nonprofit organizations globally.