The Dynamic Duo: Andy Saldaña
& Justin Schier
This month we interview Andy & Justin discussing their career journeys and how they found each other. Both are forces in the tech world, changing the way we use technology and creating a community of interaction.
1:24: Intro to Andy
10:15: New York Tech Meet-up
15:05: Intro to Justin/Live Cube App
28:30: Rejuvenation Time
33:40: Finding Inspiration
43:00: Apps & Technology
45:00: Gay Tech Meet-Up
50:00: Pride/LGBT Apps
53:00: White House LGBT Summit/Empowering the LGBT Community
55:30: Next 5 years
57:20: Challenges of Identity & Coming Out/How this can Invigorate Individuals
Andy Saldaña Andy is the Director of Operations for NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), a non-profit organization that runs the largest Meetup group in the world with over 46,000 members and a mission to build a more sustainable and diverse technology industry for all New Yorkers. He also co-organizes the Gay Tech Meetup NYC group and advocates for increased diversity in tech. He's a lover of coffee, food, spirits and the conversation that happens while enjoying them.
Justin Schier Justin is a hybrid designer, developer and entrepreneur with over 15 years of direct experience in the Engagement space. As Founder and CEO of Livecube, he leads the business, as well as the design and development of the product. Livecube is an innovative, enterprise-grade gamified social web app designed to make live events and trade shows more engaging. He lives in New York City.