Raffi will be speaking about his career in technology and innovation - from MIT's Media Lab, writing for O'Reilly Media, founding an R&D lab and working for Twitter in Silicon Valley.
Previously, he was a co-founder in
WattzOn.com -- which was named by Business Week as the "Best Idea" in
He has made a career out of hacking everything and anything. He was the founding partner of Synthesis Studios, a technological design and consulting firm with extreme breadth and with projects ranging from interactive television to web crawling and aggregation, from embedded solutions to mobile media until he sold the firm in 2009. Raffi was too an Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program examining the side effects of our digital lifestyle (by hacking, amongst other things, computer and telephone networks, and RFID tag readers).
Previously as a student, Raffi developed distributed/mobile software agent infrastructures while also investigating human perception of sound in zero gravity through a NASA program (where he got to ride, and vomit on the "Vomit Comet"). He finished off his studies by researching and building tiny and embedded Internet Zero nodes, while also teaching students "How To Make (Almost) Anything". Raffi earned a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees from MIT and the MIT Media Lab.
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