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Once again, we are thrilled to have gathered a stellar team of judges to help us pick the winning team at the hackathon in Barcelona Monday night.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson (@JakeRobinson, LinkedIn, GitHub) is passionate about automation and has been innovating at VMware for 4 years, serving as an automation architect, dev manager, and most recently as the product manager for VMware’s CLIs, including PowerCLI and DCLI. He is a proud advocate for community and open source software and has a number of open source projects in the works.

Nikki Roda

Nikki Roda

Nikki Roda

Nikki Roda (@NikkiRoda, LinkedIn) is a Staff Interaction Designer and Prototyper for VMware’s User Experience team, specializing in applying information visualizations to highly complex datasets and analysis. With a background in Economics, Data Science, and Human Computer Interaction, she’s had the pleasure of designing bespoke solutions for government agencies, global developmental aid organizations, and large investment banks. She’s a passionate advocate for expanding data literacy and data-driven design within organizations to help inform better decision making. Come see the work she’s been doing on next generation visualizations and user interfaces for the Management suite of applications at VMworld session MGT3138SE, “What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies and Challenges of Managing Them” from 5pm-6pm on Wednesday Sept 13th

Steve Trefethen

Steve Trefethen

Steve Trefethen

Steve Trefethen (LinkedIn) leads the vSphere SDK team delivering Automation SDKs for the new vSphere REST APIs as well as VMware Cloud on AWS, pyvmomi, rbvmomi, VCLI and the Management SDK’s. In the past, Steve has served as CTO and VP of Engineering at various startups in Silicon Valley and built development teams from the ground up. He has also worked as a developer at Borland working on Delphi, a popular software development environment and Microsoft as part of the Windows team and is passionate about software development.

Ricky Trigalo

RIcky Trigalo

RIcky Trigalo

Ricky Trigalo (LinkedIn) leads the Cloud-Exchange team, an incubation (XLab) project with OCTO, developing a new ‘public cloud’ based on exchange of capacity from SP’s and enterprise participants on VMware’s platform. Prior to VMware, she was a Director of Solution Architecture with Diablo technologies, leading architecture design solutions with All Flash distributed local storage. Ricky has 20 years of experience in storage industry, including product management, system and solution architecture and software engineering.