SF Beta: The Mobile Stack — November 12 at Founders Space

SF Beta is the Bay Area’s premier startup mixer, bringing together hundreds of founders, developers, investors, and technologists.

Join us on November 12 as we focus on the Mobile Stack, featuring startups that help app developers scale, optimize, and grow.

4:00 PM: Registration & Networking
5:00 PM: Panel Discussion — The Business of Mobile Optimization
5:30 PM: Socializing & Startup Demos
7:00 PM: Event Ends

Presented by Eniac Ventures

Optimizing your mobile app is more than a good idea — it’s serious business. This panel brings together leaders from companies that help mobile publishers optimize their apps, exploring the business practices driving the Mobile Stack industry.

Tim Young
Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures

Ian Thiel
Head of Mobile, Optimizely

John Joseph
COO & Co-Founder, PacketZoom


Bitcasa presenting CloudFS at D2D Summit


CloudFS is Bitcasa’s new paradigm of cloud platform, helping developers connect to the public cloud without having to worry about about server-side development or scaling.

From monitoring to architecting, connecting to the public cloud has numerous challenges. Bitcasa’s CloudFS solves these problems by providing an abstraction layer that mimics a dcfilesystem for each end-user. This is a perfect solution for front-end applications to act on.

Because developers can transparently own the CloudFS layer, there’s no need to surrender their customers to the actual provider.

It’s unarguably important for applications to own their cloud storage platform to lessen the potential dilution of their brand and analyze their customer behavior. Bitcasa’s CloudFS provides everything developers need in order to do just that.

We’re thrilled to welcome Bitcasa as a sponsor of the D2D Summit, and look forward to a presentation by Bharat Guruprakash, Director of Platform & Enterprise Products.

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D2D Collaboration Strategies: New Talk from Lucy Mendel of Rackspace


We’re very excited to welcome Lucy Mendel as our newest speaker at the Developer-to-Developer Summit, who will kick off the event with a talk on D2D Collaboration Strategies.

As developer communities become increasingly diverse, D2D startups have the opportunity for tremendous growth. This talk covers specific techniques for effectively collaborating with highly heterogeneous communities.

Lucy is a community leader at Rackspace, San Francisco, where she provides technical growth opportunities for Rackers, and runs the summer internship and mentoring program. When she’s not helping Rackers connect, she’s hacking the planet.

Hear Lucy Mendel at D2D Summit on July 15

Google Joins D2D Summit with Talk on Growth Strategies

Sofia Andrianakou Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google

Sofia Andrianakou, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google

We’re thrilled to welcome Sofia Andrianakou, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google, as our newest speaker at the D2D Summit, taking place July 15 at Rackspace SF.

The talk will explore Google’s initiatives to help startups grow their audience. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to leverage Google’s platforms to increase user login and registration velocity, drive more Android downloads, and engage users across multiple platforms and devices

Sofia Andrianakou leads Google product partnerships for Google+, App Search, Gmail & Knowledge. She has previously served as Senior Business Development Associate for ZL Technologies and Co-Founder and Co-Manager of Bubbles Apparel & Footwear. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Finance, and Management from the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School.

6 Speakers Join the Developer-to-Developer Summit


We’re very excited to welcome our first six speakers to the Developer-to-Developer Summit on July 15, the first event of its kind that’s 100% focused on developers building technologies for other developers.

Alex Salazar is CEO & Co-Founder of Stormpath. Prior to starting Stormpath, Alex was a senior sales executive at IBM where he managed $30M+ accounts and was named Salesperson of the Year. He served R&D and Business units at ESPN, Viacom, Bloomberg, NBC/Universal, and Government entities. Prior to IBM, Alex was an enterprise software developer. He has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Stanford University. Alex also lives in San Mateo and spends his scarce free time surfing and teaching his daughter to code.

Aaron Jacobson joined NEA in 2011 and is focused on information and energy technology investments, with a strong emphasis on enterprise software, datacenter infrastructure, and communications. Prior to joining NEA, Aaron spent two years at Qatalyst Partners in San Francisco. At Qatalyst, Aaron worked as an Analyst engaged in various M&A transactions, which included the sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts, the sale of Riot Games to Tencent, the strategic investment in Go Daddy from KKR / Silver Lake / TCV, the sale of Palm to HP, and Conexant’s sale to Golden Gate Capital, among others.

Sara Robinson is the Community Manager at Firebase, where she helps with developer advocacy through online content, outreach and events. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business and International Studies from Brandeis University. Before Firebase, she worked as an analyst at Sandbox Industries, a venture firm and startup foundry. She’s passionate about learning to code, running, and finding the best ice cream in SF.

Jim Barry is a Developer Evangelist at Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems software. He leads Esri’s efforts to support hundreds of thousands of successful users and developers around the world who are designing and building on the ArcGIS platform. He’s a believer in the idea that developer marketing and outreach starts and ends with ensuring those using the technology have quick and easy places and resources to find, learn, and share. Jim has an MS in Geography from Central Connecticut State, a BA from Rutgers University and is a former US Army officer.

Meghan Murphy is the Senior Manager of Community at Twilio, a cloud communications company providing a platform for developers building the next generation of communications. She manages The Twilio Community team focused on social media marketing, content, and community engagement programs for a community of over 250,000 developers. She also drives the social good initiative Twilio.org. Meghan’s background combines experience with community engagement, public relations, and content and social media strategy. Prior to Twilio she consulted early-stage startups from positioning to go-to-market publicity strategy. Before that Meghan worked with video games assisting the public relations and launch tactics for a variety of independent games.

Nick Quinlan is a SendGrid Developer Evangelist based out of San Francisco. He works with developers, online and offline, to make their lives easier by providing them with the help they need to grow their ideas.

Meet all the speakers at the Developer-to-Developer Summit on July 15.