San Francisco, California, United States
I'm currently at Pluralsight, democratizing professional learning. Pluralsight recently acquired HackHands, where I served as CEO. HackHands accelerates developer productivity via mentoring.
I'm founder of hack.summit(), the largest programmer conference (and the largest virtual conference) in history. I also founded the hack.pledge() movement, which helps developers get free mentoring.
I am fairly active in the startup investing world. I lead several investment syndicates/funds on AngelList -- my personal syndicate, an Open Source fund, an Enterprise Security syndicate, and an investment fund in collaboration with Founders Space. I'm also an entrepreneur in-residence at Crosslink Capital.
I mentor startups from Founders Space, 500 Startups, YCombinator, Capital Factory, TechStars, and more.
Prior to this, I was founder & CEO of Ghostfire Games. Our game Rage of the Gladiator won critical acclaim as a top-rated Wii title. It's available on Nintendo 3DS, Android, and won a game-of-the-year award for iPhone/iPad.
I created the world's largest Java community (450,000+ members), TheServerSide, and created international Java conferences. I wrote the book Mastering EJB.
I was founder & CEO of The Middleware Company, a Java training/consulting company, which I grew over 4 years then sold.
AngelList investor profile: http://angel/co/Edro
My AngelList Syndicate: http://angel.co/Edro/syndicate
Open Source AngelList Syndicate: http://angel.co/open-source-syndicate/syndicate
Founders Space AngelList Syndicate: https://angel.co/founders-space-incubator-1/syndicate
Conference I run: https://hacksummit.org
Mentoring movement I created: http://hackpledge.org
My Blog: http://www.romanonstartups.com
My Book: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Enterprise-JavaBeans-Platform-Edition/dp/0471332291
Developer community I created: http://www.TheServerSide.com
Game studio I created: http://www.ghostfiregames.com
Video Interview with me: https://mixergy.com/interviews/ed-roman-theserversid-interview/