The following judges were kind enough to lend their time and experience in judging the submissions:
— Greg Lind, primarily a web based software developer and architect, currently employed by Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon. Greg has a diversity of interests and mini-careers, some more active than others as a musician, student and teacher, technologist, amateur scientist, political activist, and blogger. Greg has worked for or with the State of Oregon, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Oregon Health Sciences University.
— Justin Kistner, as the Social Media Evangelist for Webtrends, Justin is the product manager and public face for Webtrends’ social media initiatives. Kistner joined Webtrends from Voce Communications, where he helped architect social strategy for clients such as Intel and Oracle. Justin previously spent time as a Social Engagement Coordinator at Jive Software, and was the owner of Metafluence, Inc. – an independent web presence consultancy. In addition to his role at Webtrends, Kistner organizes Beer and Blog – a blogging meet up hosted in 18 cities from Portland to Tokyo. Kistner also holds a bachelor degree in advertising from the University of Oregon.
— Paige Prendergast, owner and curator of Breeze Block Gallery, which opened in 2006 in a little alley in N. Portland before moving NE Alberta Arts District and then to 19th & E Burnside. In her fourth year in business, Paige and Breeze Block hosts monthly pop-up art shows at various venues around the country.
— Chris Smith, a citizen activist focusing on transportation, neighborhood issues and civic engagement. Chris currently serves on the Portland Planning Commission and previously has chaired the Citizens Advisory Committee for Portland Streetcar and has been a citizen representative on the Metro Policy Advisory Committee. Chris publishes the PortlandTransport.com blog, “a conversation about access and mobility in the Portland/Vancouver metro region.”
Chris is also a former member of the Board of Governors of City Club of Portland and for eight years served as a board member for the Northwest District Association and chaired its transportation committee.
Chris recently campaigned for Portland City Council as a publicly financed candidate.
Chris' day job is as Internet Technologist for Xerox Interactive Marketing in Wilsonville.
Chris has a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston University.
— Sue Gemmell, is an Information Architect and web strategy consultant who specializes in user-centered, value-sensitive design that incorporates an organization's values into its systems. She is fascinated by the way culture is expressed online, and how technology, especially mobile, is used to create and participate in new realms. Sue is an avid and excited contributor via social media (@suegemmell).
Sue created and managed the web program at Metro (from 1995 to 2007), where she worked with the Data Resource Center to pioneer surfacing the region’s GIS data and apps online, to support the agency’s recycling, sustainability and land-use planning work. She has a Visual Arts degree from Princeton University, a Masters degree in Information Management from University of Washington, and has also worked as a business analyst and information architect at the Port of Portland.
Sue serves on the PCC Web Program Advisory Board, and volunteers with Humaninet.org. In her “spare” time, Sue is working on the Portland Poetry Box map app, because it is just so Portland, and so much fun.
— Edward A. Lisle, Systems Architecture Lab Research Operations, Intel Corporation.
Since joining Intel in 1978, Lisle has held numerous roles including Intel Labs research operations and business development manager, executive account alliance manager (Microsoft Enterprise operating system development team, Parallels virtualization software company and Novell). As technical advisor to Intel’s corporate vice president, formed Intel’s Software and Solutions Group (SSG) resulting in a 1500 software engineering organization. From 2006 to 2009, was the first to bring graphics virtualization (native graphics in a virtual machine) to market. In 1999, co-invented the industry first consumer oriented internet wireless tablet device. In the early 90’s, IT manager of Intel’s Product Group datacenter and computing services. Ed started his technology career at Intel as a software engineer supporting Intel’s microprocessor design group (432).
Ed enjoys motorcycle riding, wine tasting, golf, fishing and what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. With his rich technical background, Ed fancies himself as an early adopter of technology that allows him to keep his edges sharp.