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Monday, January 16
 

8:30am

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Sarita Dua

Sarita Dua

Principal Broker, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Sarita Dua is based in Portland, Oregon, and has been selling real estate for eleven years after fourteen years in high tech sales and marketing.  She manages a small team of buyers agents and administrative coordinators that is focused on big results.  She has an innovative approach... Read More →
avatar for Greg Fischer

Greg Fischer

Growth Operations, Fred Real Estate Group
Greg spent 10 years in the real estate industry, as a property manager, launching his own real estate company, joining a software startup and most recently as a product marketer for realtor.com. His current endeavor is principal real estate broker and growth operations at Fred Real... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Hacker Connect

8:45am

DDOS Actions, Hacktivism and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

Connected home technologies have the potential to leave clients vulnerable to
harassment and attack. Get an inside look at the historical nature of technological disruptions, how cyber weapons have been used in the past and the very real implications of leaked information on the industry.


Speakers
avatar for Molly Sauter

Molly Sauter

The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, Author
Molly Sauter is a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in at McGill University in Montreal, researching the political theory and philosophy of networked communication technologies.She is also the author of "The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 8:45am - 9:15am
Hacker Connect

9:15am

API Successes to Replicate and Pitfalls to Avoid

"Build it, and they will come." Maybe. How you design, market and align your API makes all the difference. Learn what works and what doesn’t, straight from the trenches.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Goldey

Peter Goldey

Founder, WitLytic
Peter is a real estate technology veteran, having served as a co-founder and CIO of Onboard Informatics and now the founder of WitLytic, providing advisory, consulting and data science services.  As one of the industry’s foremost experts on data collection, aggregation, delivery... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:15am - 9:35am
Hacker Connect

9:35am

Using Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Science for Designing UI/UX

Get a first-hand look at how designers are using emotional intelligence and brain signals to bring a more scientific approach to UX/UI design.


Speakers
avatar for Firat Parlak

Firat Parlak

Founder and Creative Director, Awesome
Firat Parlak is the Founder and Creative Director behind Awesome, a UI/UX agency that specializes in tech startups. Firat's vision has driven the company's growth since 2011 leading to the launch of The Loft, New York's first designer exclusive co-working space, and the Awesome Design... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:35am - 9:55am
Hacker Connect

9:55am

Protecting Real Estate Data Against Phishing

Phishing and beyond. Data security issues that are plaguing the industry and how to combat them.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Kinsella

Thomas Kinsella

Senior Manager, Threat Intelligence & Investigations, DocuSign
Thomas Kinsella is the Senior Manager for Threat Intelligence and Investigations at DocuSign, responsible for detecting and investigating attacks against DocuSign ranging from phishing to network intrusions to platform abuse. Based in Dublin, he leads the daily operations in DocuSign's... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:55am - 10:15am
Hacker Connect

10:15am

How Zillow is Working With the Tech Community
Speakers
avatar for Turan Tekin

Turan Tekin

Bridge Interactive, Co-Founder
Turan Tekin is the co-founder of Bridge Interactive, an Atlanta-based real estate software company. For more than eight years, Turan led the growth of Bridge Interactive until its acquisition by Zillow Group in August 2016. He continues to lead sales and marketing for Bridge Interactive... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 10:15am - 10:25am
Hacker Connect

10:25am

Blockchain and Real Estate

Blockchain/Bitcoin is poised to transform real estate in four distinct ways including: Disintermediation, Fraud prevention, Money 2.0, Smart contracts. Hear about a title and lien platform already using blockchain what to expect next.


Speakers
avatar for Ragnar Lifthrasir

Ragnar Lifthrasir

Founder, velox.re
Ragnar Lifthrasir is an early pioneer of applying Bitcoin / Blockchain to real estate. In 2013 he founded the International Blockchain Real Estate Association. In September 2016, Ragnar announced a historic pilot program between his startup velox.RE and Chicago's Cook County Recorder's... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 10:25am - 10:45am
Hacker Connect

10:45am

Facebook Marketing Automation for Real Estate

See how how dynamic advertising in Facebook works from a technical perspective and the integration requirements you need to build it.


Speakers
avatar for Tarun Sharma

Tarun Sharma

Solutions Engineer, Facebook
Tarun is a Solutions Engineer at Facebook, where he partners closely with Facebook advertisers helping their businesses succeed through technology. Over the last three years, he has worked with clients in Retail, Tech, Telco, Gaming and Real Estate, helping them successfully scale... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 10:45am - 11:05am
Hacker Connect

11:05am

Next Generation Real Estate Chatbots

Take a look beyond the ChatBot and see how next generation, “cognitive” real estate apps are being developed using machine learning, artificial intelligence and natural language processing.


Speakers
avatar for Nate Joens

Nate Joens

CEO, Structurely
Nate Joens is the co-founder of Structurely, a company building artificial intelligence for real estate to help personalize interactions buyers and sellers have through messaging. Joens works with a team of 3 PhD data scientists specializing in artificial intelligence technology who... Read More →
avatar for Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh

Data Scientist, Structurely
Pete is data scientist at Structurely and a PhD student studying Probability Theory and Machine Learning at Iowa State University.


Monday January 16, 2017 11:05am - 11:25am
Hacker Connect

11:25am

APIs for Humans: The Rise of Developer Experience (DX)
It’s no secret that User Experience (UX) is a top priority for consumer facing software companies. The art of simplifying complexity into meaningful end-user experiences is an increasingly important competitive advantage for technology companies. But what about when developers are your end-users? Developers are people too. They’re not machines. So why are companies still building APIs without the Developer Experience (DX) in mind?

Speakers
avatar for Freddy Rangel

Freddy Rangel

Front End Engineer, HelloSign
Freddy is a Front End Engineer at HelloSign and author of “React Under the Hood” as well as the upcoming book “Hacking the Front End Interview". He's a regular speaker at conferences and meetups around the world and an advocate of Developer Experience as well as other emerging... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 11:25am - 11:35am
Hacker Connect

11:35am

Product Roadmaps: What to Expect in 2017
Get a sneak peek at some of the new product features on the horizon, from
the portals and large brokerages.  

Speakers
avatar for Sara Bonert

Sara Bonert

Vice President of Broker Services, Zillow Group
For more than 10 years Sara Bonert has held various roles in sales, broker and MLS services at Zillow Group. Today, Sara manages the operational and data side of industry relations as Vice President of Broker Services for Zillow Group. She also leads Zillow Group's Tech Connect... Read More →
avatar for Todd Callow

Todd Callow

Senior Director of Product, Realtor.com
Todd leads web and mobile product development teams for realtor.com and doorsteps.com.  He previously served in leadership roles across various functions for Move, including operations, financial planning and analysis and business development, and led Move’s acquisitions of... Read More →
avatar for Grady Ligon

Grady Ligon

HSF Affiliates, CIO
Grady Ligon is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for HSF Affiliates, LLC. In this capacity he is responsible for all aspects of technology direction and execution. Ligon has previously served in the Chief Information Officer role for both Prudential Real Estate... Read More →
avatar for Deep Varma

Deep Varma

Vice President of Data Engineering, Trulia
Deep manages data engineering functions across the Trulia business. This includes the vital acquisition of listings and public records, the consumer search experience and API, email/push, efforts to enhance personalization, industry leading location services such as geo coding, as... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 11:35am - 11:55am
Hacker Connect

11:55am

A New 'Internet of You’ product: How I bootstrapped it into existence
Hear how this coder, inventor and owner of nine patents plans to change the future of the Internet of You.

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Meisels

Adrienne Meisels

CEO and Founder, MyPlanit
Welcome to Web 3.0! Adrienne Meisels, CEO and Founder of myPlanit, is keen on taking the digital world to the next level by building the “Internet of You,” which, with your permission, will deliver highly personalized, predictive services catered just to you. myPlanit is starting... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 11:55am - 12:05pm
Hacker Connect

12:05pm

What Technology Will VCs Fund This Year?
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Corbett

Jeff Corbett

Director, Moderne Ventures
Jeff Corbett is the Director of the Real Estate Accelerator at Moderne Ventures. Jeff joined Moderne with 14 years of operational experience in the industry including roles as a founding CEO starting and building new businesses. Prior to joining Moderne, Jeff was the Director of Industry... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 12:05pm - 12:15pm
Hacker Connect

4:00pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

Networking Reception
Join your fellow Hacker Connect attendees for a final networking party at a landmark New York pub (beer pong optional).

Monday January 16, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hacker Connect