Nathan McGraw is 16 years old and a Junior in High School. He has been creating videos since he was 7 and uploading to YouTube. He has taken several TV production summer camps, worked on an independent film and has had a role in 7 high school productions in the past 2 years. He can also be found behind the camera in many of his mother’s videos. Nathan plans to go into film production as a career (plans to be the next Steven Speilberg). website: Scraps of My Geek Life
Sami McGraw is 13 years old and in the 8th grade. Sami loves taking video anytime she can and often uses video as her tool for school projects. She contributes videos to her mom’s blog. Sami has been taking dance for many years and would like to do something with dance and video as a career. website: Scraps of My Geek Life
Maili Anne McBride is a second-year college student residing in southern California. She began her writing career using Wattpad.com Maili’s knowledge of social media has allowed her to personally connect with fans worldwide and keep them informed. Her book caught the attention of Wattpad readers and Sourced Media Books, a traditional publisher. With over 1.5 million reads, Wait! He’s Real? is now available in print, ebook, and Wattpad formats
Dresden Shumaker is six foot tall, plaid-clad, and relentlessly in search of the world’s best peppermint mocha. She blogs daily at CreatingMotherhood.com. A former Hollywood insider, Dresden now spends her days working in PR and new media for a Philly tech startup and her evenings negotiating with her three year old son about the number of toys he may bring into the bathtub. For sport Dresden helps bloggers create perfect frames for their content by assisting with web and graphic design.
Ricarose Roque is a graduate student in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and a member of the Scratch Team. Part of her research involves studying and supporting creative collaboration in the Scratch Online Community, where young people from all over the world can share and remix their own interactive media projects. Her latest research includes conducting outreach and engaging families in Scratch, supporting parents and their children in becoming full and creative…
Stephanie Hansen left the corporate world 6 years ago to focus on her true love, chauffeuring, also known as, raising two teenagers. Stephanie didn’t leave her motivation in the boardroom. Instead, she began to immerse herself into the world of social media. 3.5 years later she is currently the Online Community Manager for 2 national magazines and handles social media for a DIY and craft conference. Stephanie considers herself to be well rounded and realizes that one can not live on work…
Amy Mascott is the creator of we teach’ a forum for parents and teachers to connect, share ideas, and grow into better educators—no matter the classroom. ‘we teach’ has grown quickly into one of the most successful and highly-trafficked educational forums on the web. A reading specialist, writer, consultant, and mom to a crazy-cool 8, 6, and 5-year-old, Amy’s reflections on literacy, parenting, and social media have been featured on dozens of online and print publications.
Tracy Levesque is co-owner of YIKES, Inc, a Philadelphia web design and development company located in Fishtown, where she spends her days creating custom themes for WordPress. Tracy has been designing websites since 1995 and working with WordPress specifically since 2007. Tracy has taught and assisted for WordPress classes and has spoken at the Philly WordPress Meetup group, Philly Tech Week and WordCamp NYC 2012.
Sandie Angulo Chen is the senior movie critic for Common Sense Media, a leading provider of reviews, information, and tools for parents to make informed decisions about their children’s media consumption.