Nimish Parmar has over seven years of solid software development experience in a wide variety of industries ranging from online video to mobile. Currently, he is working at StumbleUpon.com in the web content discovery space as a Senior Software Engineer building cutting edge applications serving millions of users every day. Nimish has an MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California and a BE in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai, India. He currently lives in San Francisco, California and enjoys snowboarding at Lake Tahoe in his spare time. He is also an avid football fan—both college and professional.
Derek Schwartz with over 16 years of experience in Information Technology has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science degree in Information Management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
He started his career as a contractor at Intel Corporation, providing desktop computer support. After several contracts at large technology companies, he advanced into server and LAN administration and further extended his skills to include system scripting and automation. This eventually led to software development of desktop and web applications. Recent interests include cloud computing infrastructure and SaaS business and application architecture.
Derek is currently employed as I.T. Systems Engineer at Rowland Constructors Group, Inc. (http://rowlandconstructors.com/), a construction general contractor with offices in Arizona and Texas. He also runs a small business, Bit-Smacker Digital Engineering (http://bit-smacker.com), which provides technical consulting services, web services, and custom software.