Greg is a 25+ year veteran of software engineering, directing scientific and commercial applications across aerospace, telecommunications, storage, and most recently, in social media. In the last ten years, Greg has built and directed engineering teams in Boulder’s startup community. Greg helped found and served as CTO at Collective Intellect, a social media analytics firm, which was purchased by Oracle. He then took on the role of VP of Engineering at Gnip, supplying the firehose of social media data from publishers such as Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Disqus to 95% of the Fortune 500. With Gnip’s acquisition by Twitter, Greg is now a Director of Engineering for the Cortex (Machine Learning) organization within Twitter. Greg holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado. Greg is a regular mentor for both TechStars and MergeLane accelerators as well as being actively engaged with many local diversity groups such as CU Women in Computing, NCWIT and Flatirons LGBTQ.