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BIL 2012 - Organizers and Volunteers

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BIL 2012 - Start here Organizers 

 

 

Before messing with anything below,

please read the FAQ 

 

BIL 2012 - Needed  

No More Photographers are needed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email

superphly/gmail

 

BILder talent

Websites

 

Help?

Planning, during BIL.

Cody Marx Bailey is an advocate and leader in open source, free culture and distributed organizations. His focus on pragmatic approaches to solutions has lead to the creation of The Creative Space, the first co-working office in Texas. He is also a co-founder of the BIL Conference, an egalitarian run unconference held in Long Beach, CA. Alexis Bright likes to call him "The Godfather of BIL."

 

 

Email

simonesyed/ gmail

 

BILder talent 

SpearHeading,

Nerd wrangling, fundraising, venue.

 

Help?

Planning, during BIL.

Simone Syed  is a BIL co-founder and community builder. She spends her time running startups in San Francisco, bridging the gap between science fiction and reality, engaging the space community with LA Space Salon, lusting after BitCoins, making healthy IceCream called PaleoDream, and forecasting the next major trends in Technology and Innovation. 

 

"Double-fisted gun-toting vixen.  Let it be known!" 

Email

lexbright/gmail

 

BILder talent

Morale, GapMinder

 

Help?

Planning, During BIL.

 

 

Alexis Bright This is Alexis' 4th BIL. She holds a part time position as Office Manager at Voxer.com, is working toward licensure as a psychotherapist, and is an Event Coordinator in her spare time.  She enjoys learning about the effects of trauma and how to treat it, willpower, self-compassion, and meditation.

 

She would like to thank attendee Matt Knopp for being her sounding board, transporter, sanity check, personal sponsor and wonderful boyfriend.

Email

weinmark/gmail

 

BILder talent

Donation Solicitation, Being Useful while Connecting PPL/Solutions

Help?

PBWiki, during BIL

 

Mark Weinberg is a 4th year BILder and helps make sure there are more BILs. At home Mark is a sales liaison in the acute care hospital setting and a supporter of dance music. His interests include NL Cash Hold'em, sailing, and studying Buddhism.

 

Mark holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies (Japanese) and speaks Japanese. Feel free to give him donations and ask him to connect you with people or solutions.

Email

reichart/Gmail

 

BILder talent

I have an ax, what else do you need to know?

 

Help?

...always, and sometimes, when you least expect it.

Clearly the ax, and that he actually owns a tux are why he is Master of Ceremonies for BIL.  In addition to being a BIL co-founder Reichart can be found on TV hosting History Channel's Invention USA.   Currently he spends his time between his compound in Maui, where he "actually" goes for long walks on the beaches, and his ranch in Los Angeles, where he has his laboratory.

 

Email

ariannala/gmail

 

BILder talent

All kinds of sh*t. just ask.

 

Help?

Before, during, after (but time isn't linear)


Arianna Armstrong writes bios that are way too long. She also writes other stuff, and does marketing and social media strategy, specifically for the food and wine industry. She has a graduate degree in Psychology, but drinks professionally. Go figure.

 

She likes long walks on the beach at sunset and puppies.

Email

tayopa/gmail

 

BILder talent

 

Help?

Media, photo, set up, door, AV(help), Reg., maker, general assistant/gopher duties. Before, During

Tayopa Mogilner is a graduate student in Cognitive Science and a maker of media.

She is currently interested in themes of technologically mediated interactions and impacts on self, decision making, and memory. Tayopa also enjoys various maker, steampunk, and hackerspace communities throughout California as time allows. 

Email

 

BILder talent

 

Help?

 

Kristy Hilands is an 2nd time BILder and BIL enthusiast. She is a painter and yoga teacher, devoting much of her time to creative projects and personal health. Kristy is also an avid science groupie with a background in business, having spent several years promoting scientists and their crazy (amazing?) projects and ideas.

Email

gaylekaren/gmail

 

BILder talent 

Speaker wrangler

 

Help?

During BIL.

Gayle Karen Young is a 2nd time BIlder and BIL fan and an organizational psychologist by trade. People wrangling and tinkering in human systems is just what she does!

 

 

Email

michaeldcummings

/gmail

 

BILder talent

Working on Sponsorships, unified branding of documents.  I'm an all around badass though...

 

Help?

Ask and you shall receive.

 

Michael Cummings is one of the original members of BIL team from 2008.  He is a professional photographer, avid traveler, technology consultant, and team player.  When he's not out changing the world, he's probably doing something to improve his own life.  He is fascinated with politics and religion, yet he is neither political or religious.  He enjoys a good sci-fi flick, and thinks a lot about what his life is going to be like 30 years from now if he doesn't mortally injure himself doing any number of dangerous things between now and then.

Email

colbyt/gmail

 

 

BILder talent  : Acquiring speakers, carrying objects, bio writing, crisis suppression, stealing attendees from TED, being Simone's pool boy and Reicharts go getter.

 

Help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojTKkfgvwvU 

 

Cameron Colby Thomson is the only human to attend every BIL and TED since 2008.  He is working on solving problems in insurance and healthcare with his group at www.alliedstrategy.com.  He used to be a Director of Strategy at the Singularity Institute and can still be seen behind a variety of various covert future targeted organizations, doing various covert future targeted things.

Email

cebolf/yahoo.com

 

BILder talent

Following direction, enthusiasm, knowledge

 

Help?

Friday, Saturday later in the day, and hopefully some of Sunday

 

 

 

 

Cindy Bolf is a LA native, a PhD candidate in industrial psychology, a cook, urban prank coordinator, a sponge for knowledge and new experiences, and a lefty. Red velvet cupcakes are her favorite dessert. She is a first time BILder.

Email

philsteele99 /gmail

 

BILder talent

BILder talent

Photography

 

Help?

During, after

Phil Steele is a photographer, burner, objectivist, futurist, writer-geek, best known for his photography of the Burning Man Festival found at BurnMonkey.com and his photography training website at SteeleTraining.com.

Email reid/reidaboutsex

 

 

BILder talent  Sex Geek wrangler

 

 

Help? Friday, Sat, Sunday - but my focus will be on the smoooooth runnings of Sex Geek Suite in The Boiler Room

 

Reid Mihalko is professional sex geek, speaker and behind the scenes producer of sex edutainment events of all sorts. Read his professional bio here:  http://reidaboutsex.com/about-reid/

Email

mistressplaid / gmail

 

BILder talent

Cat-herding the Sex Geek Suite with Reid and anything else Simone asks me to do. :)

 

Help?

All weekend at BIL, of course, and ahead of time wrangling sponsors and speakers (and anything else Simone asks me to do). (Catching a theme here?) :)

 

Jenn 'Plaid' Ramsey has a decade of experience in every aspect of the adult industry, from running toy parties and adult boutiques to managing the adult industry's leading sex toy magazine, and has been sharing her sexual expertise at every turn.

 

She entered the web space in as an online newspaper editor in 1993 -- where she fell in love with this newfangled thing called the Internet. Jenn has been courting every facet of the web ever since, from launching an adult site for women in 2001 to content management system design and information architecture for the adult space.

Email

 

 

BILder talent

registration/greeter, sponsor/art installation/speaker wrangler, Boiler Room planner, donation solicitation, merchandise vendor, and hand-lender

 

Help?

 with pleasure. before, during and after

 

JZ is a 2nd-time BILder.

Email

alw281 / gmail

 

BILder talent 

day of speaker coordination, hand-lender, registration/greeter

 

Help? Happy to help at the conference.

 

Aniyia is a Community Manager at Voxer. Also a singer, seamstress and craftress. She maintains a blog about her adventures in cooking and eating paleo: http://petitpaleo.blogspot.com/ 

Email 

victoriajaguar/gmail

 

BILder talent

Convincing companies that it would be a good idea to sponsor the inebriation of a bunch geeks

 

Help?

Working on alcohol sponsors now.  Maybe the boiler room during?

Victoria is excited to experience her first BIL.

 

 

 

Email teresaeg/gmail

 

BILder talent wrangle & organize physical/participatory activities, help w/promotion before, errand girl during!

 

Help? Some planning, and all weekend (Fri, Sat, & Sun)

 

Teresa Gonczy is a 4th year BILder, and is excited to be back again with all the awesome BIL folks!  She is an entrepreneur, educator, nerd/geek, dancer, and Burner.  She studied at Caltech, has owned several successful businesses, helped start a charter school, taught high school math & science, etc.  Teresa currently splits her time between running a store & educational center in Los Angeles and helping a friend raise his kids in Berkeley.

 

 

Email ariseburning/gmail

BILder talent wrangle artists/install pieces/general set up.

Help? Minimal time available before hand;Available beginning early Saturday morning and throughout!

 

Elizabeth Emelia Braun is a local LA geek with a science & arts background, with a special talent for herding cats and making things pretty.

Email cachenbach/socal.rr

BILder talent Door Minder, Time Lord, Registration (doer) can also help with printing and alphabetizing, probably tear down

Help? Friday afternoon and evening, Sunday

Bio Candice Achenbach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email

PRCGibson/gmail

 

BILder talent

Community building, Google+, Speaking

 

Help?

Ping me and I shall reply.

 

Carter Gibson is obsessed with personality and the implications our online identities have on our perceptions, expectations, and humanity. This has garnered him quite the following on his favorite of social networks, Google+. Seeing an opportunity to involve the potential of Hangouts and engage a wider community BIL enlisted his help! Carter, in addition to being an organizer, will also be speaking on the main stage to express his ideas on where our online identities are taking us and if they will eventually overwhelm our actual selves.

 

 

Email ninjamommy/gmail

BILder talent Door Minder, Time Lord, Photographer

Help? Before, During

 

Linda Lustig does not need a blurb.

Email brian_kichler/yahoo

BILder talent Door Minder, Time Lord

Help? Before, During

 

Brian Kichler works with pharmacy robots.

 

 

 

Email embeddedlinuxguy/gmail

BILder talent Geek, wrangler, coffee maker, etc

Help? Before (in SF), during.

 

Zbikowski is a volunteer from San Francisco

 

Email ashleybmeyer/gmail

BILder talent door minder, time lord, speaker wrangler

Help? Planning, during.

 

Ashley Meyer is a super friendly SF resident who <3s BIL to the max!

mail scott/eequalsmc2

BILder talent A 2nd time BILder apprentice and the  facilitator of the odor free and impregnable BIL T-Shirt.  No fear Scott will place a call and get someone's ear -- he has that kind of voice.  Working on wrangling his numerous business resources to get the word out on BIL and to find goodies and healthy nourishment for the minds and bodies of BIL attendees.  You are welcome to relax in his Mind Altering Gigantic Chairs that he brings to BIL. 

Help? Just ask -- I am a can do guy (if I can't, I will still try...but you might want to save me from myself).  Available before and during BIL.

 

Scott DeRoy. There is more to him...just ask.   He remains mysterious until you get to know him.  Then you will find out that he is a member of HIke the Geek, a futurist, a sci-fi (both books and movies...some tv) geek, also attends Comic-Con, a health foodie, a writer, an entrepeneur in the entertainment and sports industry (his company TeamColors is now 20 years old), he enjoys being active - especially yoga, and he wants a puppy that will take long walks with him on beaches all over the world (an adventure that may require as many puppies as there were flippers).

Email magickalmiki/yahoo

BILder talent I follow directions well and know how to safely transport scissors.

Help? Saturday and Sunday in Los Angeles

 

 

Miki Swarthout is a woman. A woman with many talents, endless patience and an insatiable desire to discover.

 

Email julia . bossmann / g mail

BILder talent Photographer

Help? during, after

 

Julia Bossmann, who has a background in behavioral & brain sciences, is a volunteer from Germany.

Email

 dune.various/gmail

 

BILder talent

Official Title: Day of Volunteer Coordinator, unofficially, Lexi & Simone's slave boy

 

Help?

Slave boy reporting for duty!

 

 

Dune is the only BILder to have grown up with this group and many of it's attendees. Competitive archer and JOAD coach, Dune hopes to be in the 2020 Olympics. His goal is to join Burbank PD when he turns 21 and enroll as a SWAT sniper. He is a Psychology major at Cal State Northridge, however will change his major to Sociology. 

 

Email tkarmadragon/gmail

 

 

BILder talent

Solving problems. Messing with wires. Computer geek and low voltage handyman. Audiovisual. Helping others with new ideas.

 

Help?

Before, during, after.

 

Christopher Scott is a volunteer that likes to use his experience in IT and low voltage to help others. He also likes to brainstorm and eat delicious ramen noodles.

 

 

Email jolly/ajollylife.com

 

 

BILder talent Photographer. Ninja.

 

 

Help? All weekend. Bil, million of years in the future.  

 

@Jolly is a professional hacker, photographer, and social butterfly. When he is not plotting how to live forever (#intermittent fasting #paleo #cryonics), he is usually found off at a conference (#26 in 2011), hacking his brain #smartdrugs, measuring it #quantifiedself, or generally plotting world domination.

He likes new friends and is addicted to dance music.

 

Email brittneygallagher/gmail

 

 

BILder talent  Problem Solver. KPFK Media Relations. Speaker herding. Recording.

 

 

Help?  Some planning and during the weekend.

 

Email: joelgrus/gmail

 

BILder talent: I solve problems.

 

Help? It never hurts to help!

 

 

 

Email

lisa.hasko/gmail

 

BILder talent 

My organizational and production skills are the bees knees. I'm a great on-site problem solver. 

 

Help?

Anything the Sex Geeks need doing during the weekend.

 

Background

I'm a nonprofit arts/fundraising/grants aficionado.  I work many events throughout the year both in and out of the Burning Man community. Probably best described as friendly troublemaker whose antics are revealed in varying shades of sass. A fan of the weird, the dark, the funny and the creepy except I strongly dislike pigeons.

 

Email 

alishatheexplorer/gmail

 

BILder talent

"Comfort. Joy. Collaboration."

 

people, publicity, production consultant, sustainable brand development, business coaching, creative services, sales and marketing, event design

 

Help?

During BIL

 

I am a freelance artist and designer who works on publicity and social entrepreneurship projects from a home base in East Oakland, California.  I have an ongoing interest in promoting the names, faces, services, and products that sustain local economies.  I openly advocate the discovery, installation, and practice of the co-operative business principles that will allow us to more quickly rebuild our Nation.  You are welcome to browse my personal corner of the internet at:  http://www.alishatheexplorer.wordpress.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email desiree.dawn/gmail

 

BILder talent Value-assessor, spark-cultivator, speaker-finder, connection-maker, bullshit-detector, yoga balancer, efficacy queen.

 

Help? Probably! Tell me. (Preferably not near/during my talk.)

 

Desiree D. Dudley, Foresight Institute. 3-time BILder (missed last year, but back for more)!

 

 

 

Email   

tvfreemedia/gmail

 

BILder talent

Creating a live broadcast from the Queen that allows BIL'ders anywhere in the world an opportunity to experience, engage and participate in this awesome event.

 

Help? 
Oh yeah. Maybe even professional help. But seriously, if you are interested in contributing to the BIL Live Broadcast Show get in touch with me. Experience with broadcast technology and|or Google+ Hangouts would be a huge help. 

 

 

Email 

zakuro/gmail

 

BILder talent

IT nerd, doer of things, brevity enthusiast. 

(Rollerskates optional.)

 

Help?

I'm here to help; it's what I do. 

 

Email: verybadhat/gmail

 

BILder talent: Speaker wrangler.

 

Help? Happy to! 

 

Kelly: First-time BILder from Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

Email

santilli.gabriele/gmail  

 

BILder talent

Doing whatever needs to be done. Usually, ith computers.

 

Help? 

...with computers.

 

Coming all the way from Italy, Gabriele had his first experience with computers when he was 6 and his father bought a Commodore 64. He was fascinated by it and at about 10 he began learning Basic; at about 13 he was programming in machine language; and at 14 he bought an Amiga 500 and learned C and M68k assembly. In the successive years he learned a number of languages, ranging from Pascal to C++, passing through AmigaDOS scripts and ARexx; he wrote a number of (unreleased) programs in AmigaE which became his favourite language. He learned about REBOL while he was studying Forth, he downloaded REBOL 1.0.2 and in a few weeks he was addicted to it. He has has been programming in REBOL professionally for more than a decade, and is now designing his own programming language called Topaz.

 

 

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Please post your basic info here, and the BIL gnomes will come clean it up and format it correctly.  Thanks

 

DON'T FORGET AN ACTION PHOTO!!

 

Zack Smoll    Hey, first time BILder. Love to Wrangle some Speakers if that will help. Free to volunteer anytime Fri-Sun.

 

 

 

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Email   

tvfreemedia/gmail

 

BILder talent

 

First time BILder, but working with my business partner Alex Rochestie (BIL vet) to create a live broadcast from the Queen that allows BIL'ders anywhere in the world an opportunity to experience, engage and participate in this awesome event.

 

Help? 
If you are interested in contributing to the BIL Live Broadcast Show (equipment/technical know-how) get in touch with me or Alex. Experience with broadcast technology and|or Google+ Hangouts would be a huge help. 

 

 

Jennie Gaio

Jenniegaio@gmail.com

 

BILder Talent: First time BILder, explorer of all things, and will try anything...twice! Will be helpingon-site to coordinate activities and wrangle speakers in the Sex Geek Suite in the Boiler Room, and anything else that Reid asks me to do! ;)

 

 

 

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Email   

gln/georgetown.edu

 

BILder talent

 

Joy, Websites, Programming, Learning, People, Persistence

 

Help?  
Before (starting Thurs), During, After (ending Monday)

 

Greg Nelson tries to simplify, often using computers. He's scaled FDIC bank closing tech during the finanical crisis, researched dolphins, and tried to better international development. He needs to narrow his interests, and accepts unsolicited adventures.

 

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Email jonathan.reilly/gmail.com

 

BILder talent Time Lord, Photographer, Professional Unfucker.  "I halve problems".  

 

Help? Friday night, During the event.  Bringer of stuff we need.

 

Jonathan is:  Awesome. He wrangles people, mediates conflict, takes great photos, spins fire and makes medical devices for a living.

In his spare time he finds geeks and nerds, socializes them, teaches them about the good old days of Science Fiction and sends them out in to the world. It's more of a passion than a hobby, really. Also- he loves the chaos of creativity and making awesome things (and order) from that chaos.  I am a solution in search of a problem (and stiff drink).

 

 

 

Comments (2)

zack smoll said

at 10:27 pm on Feb 23, 2012

Zack Smoll
email: zackarys@hotmail.com

Hey, First Time BILder. Love to help out and Wrangle Some Speakers, if useful.

Recent Law Grad

Tayopa Mogilner said

at 2:21 pm on May 30, 2012

I assume were already gearing up for next year? If you want contact me and I can help (as I can).

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