05 Oct October 6, 2014 – Thrust Gaming w Jesse Lindsley & Voice Mail Inventor Scott Jones
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Jesse Lindsley – CEO of Thrust Interactive
Jesse Lindsley is Founder of Thrust Interactive, a company that has created over 100 games and apps for clients like the NFL, Turner, Verizon, Mercedes, and Kellogg’s. He also started a company called True or False Games to license mobile, multi-player turn-based trivia platforms. Jesse is President of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Game Developers Association), is on the Advisory Board Member of the Technology Association of Georgia Entertainment Society, and is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission Arts & Culture Committee. He is very active locally as part of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Digital Coalition, Atlanta Game Developer Meetup, Atlanta Unity3D User Group, and the Atlanta Corona User Group. Jesse was selected as a 40 Under 40 winner by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Scott Jones – Founder of ElevenFifty Coding Academy and CEO of ChaCha
Eleven Fifty is designed to help educate app and web developers with not only programming skills (using Apple’s new preferred language), but to help them become successsful entrepreneurs. Scott Jones started Boston Technology at the age of 25 and obtained patents for technologies that enable telephone companies worldwide to offer voice mail. He sold BT for $843 million and then founded an Internet-based music service company Gracenote that is used 24 billion times per year by applications such as iTunes. He sold the company to Sony in 2008 for $260 million. Currently, he is chairman, CEO and co-founder of ChaCha, the leading free, real-time answers service. ChaCha’s “ask-a-smart-friend” platform is the world’s easiest-to-use and most comprehensive way to access answers and information and has answered more than a billion questions from more than 32 million unique users per month. In his spare time, he invented a robot lawn mover and dancing Christmas lights.