Evan Shapiro graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BS in computer science. He then obtained his MS while working in the Personal Robotics Lab, where he did research for the HERB robotics platform. He has also worked as a software engineer for Mozilla.
Izaak Meckler is a mathematician and computer scientist, formerly a PhD student studying cryptography at UC Berkeley. He wrote OCaml as a software engineer at trading firm Jane Street, and has contributed to numerous open source projects including the Elm compiler.
Brad Cohn has diverse work experience, including stints in an electrophysiology lab, high frequency trading firm, a technology think tank, and a hedge fund. He most recently came from Bridgewater Associates where he was an engineer on the currency team and Ray Dalio's research team before joining a group of engineers dedicated to rearchitecting core investment systems. He holds a B.S. in math from UChicago with a minor in computational neuroscience.
Brandon Kase loves functional programming. He was first introduced to it while pursuing his BS in computer science at Carnegie Mellon. He has worked as a software engineer for Highlight (acquired by Pinterest), Pinterest, Facebook, and Mozilla. Brandon is excited about the safety and clarity strong statically typed functional programming techniques can bring to the software industry. He also enjoys proselytizing, so you might find him speaking at a conference near you.
Jill works with entities ranging from the IMF to Algorand to bring cryptocurrency products to market. Previously, Jill ran strategy at blockchain start up Chain, where she managed initiatives with Nasdaq and State Street. Jill has conducted academic research on cryptocurrency at the University of Oxford, where she focused on the economic and political implications of bitcoin. Jill began her career as a credit trader at Goldman Sachs. She holds a MSc from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an AB from Harvard, where she studied Classics.