October 6Mobile, Alabama
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Join us for Ten65 Tech—the first of its kind technology expo in Mobile, Alabama.

Organized by leaders in technology along the Gulf Coast, Ten65 Tech is an event for education, networking, and growing the local tech community. We want to cultivate the technology community here in Mobile by providing education opportunities, an idea exchange platform, and bridging technologists with businesses.

Tech After Dark

AMA Featuring Steve HuffmanSaturday, October 6 | 9PM at Cedar Street Social ClubTickets available at the door
Steve Huffman
Co-Founder & CEO of Reddit

Steve Huffman is the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, the “front page of the internet” and fourth most visited site in the U.S. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hipmunk, the popular online travel company. Raised in northern Virginia, Huffman pursued his passion for programming from an early age and followed it through a computer science degree at the University of Virginia. In 2005, he and his college roommate Alexis Ohanian pitched their first start-up to then-new incubator Y Combinator.

While the pair’s initial idea for a food-ordering mobile app called My Mobile Menu was rejected, Y Combinator founder Paul Graham invited them to build a new startup, which soon led to their creation of Reddit. After selling the company in 2006, Huffman launched Hipmunk and was named to Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list in 2011 and the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in 2012. A few years later, Huffman returned as CEO of Reddit, where he has led the company’s development of native image and video hosting, a new mobile app, and a full site redesign while growing the Reddit community to over 330 million monthly users.

In addition to his work at Reddit, Huffman is a mentor at Hackbright Academy, a San Francisco-based coding school for women. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, dancing, and browsing r/wholesomememes.

Main Conference

Saturday, October 6 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel

Tech Speakers

Deva Santiago
Talent Partner
Deva runs recruiting at Weebly following her career as VP of Talent for Dropbox and VP of Talent at SearchMe, where she managed Talent, HR, and Operations. She is passionate about building winning teams and partners with founders and investors to ensure they have the skills, infrastructure, and connections to grow at “startup speed.”
Robert Gash
VP of Engineering, NURX
Software and product development executive with extensive experience leading software development, product strategy, research and design, and sustaining engineering organizations within the online retail, manufacturing, and logistics sectors across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Jonathan Blaufarb
Senior Partner, Councel LLP
Jon’s law practice includes advising major recording and performing artists and celebrities, songwriters, producers, record labels, digital music and technology companies, concert promoters, gaming companies, mobile firms, merchandising companies, film and television talent, and authors.
Edvard Engesaeth
Co-Founder, NURX
Nurx is a San Francisco company offering a safe and easy solution for getting your birth control and PrEP. Founded by Hans Gangeskar and Dr. Edvard Engesaeth, Nurx offers birth control and PrEP delivery straight to your door.
Brandon Ginsberg
Red Light Management
Electronic / Pop Crossover Manager, Ginsberg is bringing pop success to Red Light Mangement. Various accomplishments include overseeing creative strategy for electronic music’s top touring artist Bassnectar, management for top electronic acts: Ferry Corsten, Borgeous, Brillz and Mad Zach and Indie pop act Rainsford.

Round-Table Discussion

Participate in an interactive hour with expert technologists covering the most relevant topics in the industry. This is an opportunity to have your most pressing questions answered by SMEs in live time.

Ten65 Tech Air Show

Experience the thrill of drone racing first-hand at the Ten65 Tech Air Show. Watch as drones capable of 100 mph battle for position around a custom track. Each drone is equipped with a First Person View (FPV) camera that puts the racer in a virtual pilot seat. Ride along as there will be spectator goggles and viewing stations available. Think you have what it takes to be a drone racing pilot? Try out the drone racing simulator!

Tech Track Options

Participants have the opportunity to choose one of five tracks to follow for the conference.

Entrepreneurs in Technology
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Entreprenuers in Tech
Bon Secour Bay Ballroom III
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Gregory Mcmenimen Director of Software Engineering @ Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems
Startups in a DevOps Culture
10:00 - 10:50 AM
John Calagaz CEO/Founder @ Fishing Chaos
Tech Startups in a Non-Tech Industry
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Edvard Engesaeth Co-Founder @ Nurx
Deva Santiago VP of Talent @ Nurx
Nurx Panel
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Rust Felix CEO @
Startups in a Heavily Regulated Healthcare Environment
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Grant Morgan VP of Product & Engineering @ iCracked
Product Innovation
Diversity in Technology
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Diversity in Tech
Bon Secour Bay Ballroom II
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Marcus Neto Owner/Founder @ Bluefish
Reaching Audiences Online
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Deva Santiago VP of Talent @ Nurx
Diversity Panel
Emerging Technologies
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Emerging Technologies
Bon Secour Bay Ballroom I
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Nathaniel Nuon CEO/Founder @ Third Realm
Why Virtual Reality
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Jonathan Blaufarb Technologist/Senior Partner @ Counsel LLP
Brandon GinsbergMusic Management, Music Supervision Consultant, Business Development Consultant, DJ
Where Music and Technology Meet
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Ben Simmons VP of Engineering @ Sworkit
Component First Architecture with Stencil
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Paul Stephen Prueitt Lecturer, Professor, Senior Scientist Artificial Intelligence
Adaptive Technology Supporting Deep Learning
Deep End Development
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Deep End Development
Grand Bay Ballroom
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Doug Greene Director of A/Rchitect Products @ The SSI Group
Your Data is Trying to Tell You Something
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Bryan Soltis Kentico Technical Evangelist / Microsoft Azure MVP
Azure Translation and Automation
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Kevin Garner Software Engineer III @ The SSI Group
Clean Code: A Primer on Writing Maintainable Software
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Samir Behara Solution Architect @ EBSCO Industries, Inc. and Microsoft MVP
Monolith to Microservices: Making a Successful Transition
Security in Technology
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Mobile Bay Ballroom
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Patrick Hilgendorf Information Security Manager @ Austal USA
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Jason Barbee Cisco Solutions Architect Team Lead @ C Spire
Securing the Access Layer to the Data Center
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Christopher Burns Information Security Director @ The SSI Group
The Art of Failing Successfully
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Jonathan Wiggins Sr Security Engineer @ Five9
Everyday Security Hygiene: Show & Tell
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Will Enochs Senior Cybersecurity Consultant @ C Spire
Nick VanGilder Lead Penetration Tester @ C Spire
Social Engineering: True Stories From the Field


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
7:30 AM
Open Registration
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks, Bon Secour Bay III
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Track Session 1
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Track Session 2
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Track Session 3
11:50 - 1:00 PM
Food Truck Lunch & Ten65 Tech Air Show, Mardi Gras Park
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Round-Table with Featured Speakers, Bon Secour Bay III
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Track Session 4
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Track Session 5
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Closing Remarks & Grand Prize Giveaway, Bon Secour Bay III
Cedar Street Social Club
9:00 PM
AMA Featuring Steve Huffman

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