Linda wants to live in a world where diversity is a cool thing and all you need to do is push a button to find what you're looking for. The middle of 7 children, she attended Arizona State, where she earned her BS in Communication and a Masters in Multi-Cultural Education in England. After teaching Pre-K to 5th grades she set off for the publishing world as an editor in Boston, a national educational consultant and eventually a VP for a division of Houghton Mifflin. You can usually find her in San Diego with her favorite peeps. That would be her adorably funny son, who has autism and epilepsy, her teenage daughter and the cute guy who draws all the amazing icons for Mapigator. Everyone knows that if you tell her it can't be done, she will find a way. Her next mission... Mapigator.
Janine was born and raised in New Zealand, where
her love of outdoors and perchant for risk-taking was fostered. She attended The University of California,
Irvine, where she graduated with a BS and a love of caffeine. This "eat dessert first", full-time
vegetarian now lives in San Diego with her high school sweetheart and three children. Inspired by her
super charming middle son with non-verbal autism, Janine founded a mobile app company dedicated to
creating technology solutions to foster independence for those with special needs. Taking her experience
from that company and building upon her need to "change the world" she co-founded Mapigator. She dreams of
societies where the word "disability" is celebrated and where changing table in men's bathrooms are a
Gijo is a native from Colorado Springs, and once
he found his way out to the beaches of San Diego to attend a sea-side private college, he somehow never
found a ticket back. He chose to major in Graphic Communications, having fallen in love with the concept
of combining words and images to create compelling messages that inspire people to do things. Fascinated
by history, politics, and culture, you might find him watching an art-house documentary or behind a
new-favorite-book in a local cafe. His travels have taken him to several continents, but his favorite
journeys allow him to support the less privileged in the world. As a Creative Director, he juggles
corporate brand development, spinning the plates of a family of four, while heroically jumping through the
fiery hoop of a new start-up -- all with a little wit and a generous laugh.
Ortus Solutions, founded by Luis Majano in 2005, focuses on building professional open source tools, custom applications and intuitive websites. His team spans across the United States and Switzerland, is behind the development of ColdBox, TestBox, ContentBox, CommandBox, and many more state-of-the-art products. Aligned to an ethic of higher purpose, Ortus Solutions donates 12% of its income to displaced and orphaned children in Luis's native home country of El Salvador. They are passionately committed to the belief that it is imperative to give back to those that require it the most!