Chicago Roboto is organized by John Wilker, Jerrell Mardis, and Ryan Harter
John (@jwilker) organizes community focused tech conferences. He loves bringing people together to inspire and encourage awesome things. John left the coder life to create events and support communities, he now runs a full time conference company and does events of his own creation (360|AnDev, 360|intersect, 360|iDev) and does event logistics consulting as well
Jerrell Mardis (@jerrellmardis) is a Google Developer Expert for Android, an Android engineer at Salesforce.com and an organizer for Google Developer Group Chicago West. Through his work as a public speaker and community organizer, Jerrell hopes to help elevate the tech community scene in Chicago. He has been developing apps for Android since Android 2.0 and is passionate about building beautiful and functional Android apps that exceed users’ expectations. He is also the creator of the successful transit application, Ride Metra.
Ryan is a multi-skilled engineer who loves making awesome apps for Android. He spends a lot of time in the Android source, and shares what he finds with everyone through blog posts, speaking engagements, and just helping out other developers and working on open source software. He’s built apps for lots of clients, and really enjoys graphics and OpenGL related work. When he’s not coding, you’ll find him traveling the world, skateboarding, biking or playing music.