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.
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.
Saturday, October 6 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
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.
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!
Participants have the opportunity to choose one of five tracks to follow for the conference.