Jason is a Systems Engineer with Apple's Education Team, based in Indianapolis, working with higher education institutions in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Prior to becoming a Systems Engineer, Jason was responsible for the administration of over 12,000 Macintosh computers at Chicago Public Schools. Jason holds a BS of Engineering from The University of Michigan.
Steve Hayman is a National Consulting Engineer for Apple's US Education Sales group, based, oddly enough, in Toronto. After graduating from Waterloo with an M.Math in 1986, he earned his hacker credentials as a Unix network manager for UW and Indiana University; at the latter institution he became the first, and perhaps the last, private individual in the entire state of Indiana to purchase a NeXT cube. Steve joined NeXT Computer in 1991, attracted by NeXT's blend of a powerful Unix core with a great graphical interface. You can imagine his delight as Apple acquired NeXT and the NEXTSTEP operating system evolved into Mac OS X. A frequent speaker at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, he's currently a field resource for Apple on the topics of Unix, the Mac OS X developer tools and the Cocoa, AppleScript Studio and iPhone OS developer environments. In his spare time Steve directs Argonotes, the Toronto Argonauts Band, which he thinks is the finest band in the Canadian Football League.
Who Owns My Brain: Indiana University Intellectual Property Policy
Indiana University is embracing entrepreneurial activity under its slogan "Innovation Accelerated by Tradition." Whenever business and academics mix, questions are bound to arise about the ownership of any resulting innovations. Marie Kerbeshian, Vice President of the IU Research & Technology Corporation, will present a primer on the IU Intellectual Property Policy, and she will also provide a few tips to keep in mind as you collaborate with others within or outside the university.
Chris Patterson is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience on a wide variety of platforms and technologies. He discovered the Mac and Hypercard in 1987 and soon became a professional Mac developer. In the late 90's he served as Product Manager for Maxum Development on their Eddy-award-winning web server products NetCloak and NetForms.After working for years as a Java and Web developer for various firms, he has returned to the Apple fold as Director of App Development for Carmel-based LaViaz, LLC, where he has led development of iPhone apps such as HLN Mobile, for fans of Horizon League sports, and Gen Con Mobile, for attendees of Gen Con Indy. Throughout his career, no matter the platform, Chris has followed a passion for UI design, and is influenced by the works of Alan Cooper, Jeff Raskin, and Steve Krug.
Jim Solenberg is the chief cook and bottle washer at The Next Step, a company dedicated to iPhone and Macintosh training and development. Jim has over thirty years experience in doing software development and architecture large organizations including hospitals, mail order, and pharmaceuticals. He also holds a patent for the use of interactive voice response for dispensing clinical trial medication.
August lives and breathes code and is a true believer in living on the cutting edge. August previously created iPodderX, the world's very first podcasting application. He's been writing software for longer than he can remember, and over the years has had his hand in the creation of a number of websites and web communities. In his spare time, he develops his own software for the Mac and iPhone. He has written a Digital Shortcut titled Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari and is the lead developer behind Yowza!!, a mobile coupon application for the iPhone and iPod touch.