Ed Roman

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.

I lead a syndicate of 100+ investors on AngelList, and run an Open Source syndicate as well. I mentor startups from 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.

Relevant links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-roman-19686

AngelList investor profile: http://angel/co/Edro

My AngelList Syndicate: http://angel.co/Edro/syndicate

Open Source AngelList Syndicate I help manage: http://angel.co/open-source-syndicate/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/

Twitter: @ed_roman

  • Education
    • Cornell University