Jon Gosier

    • Jon Gosier's details
      • Country: United States
      • Region: Philadelphia
      • Position: Co-Founder
      • Company: metaLayer
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    Jonathan Gosier is a designer, software developer, lover of data science and the founder of MetaLayer which aims to make the world’s information easier to understand, visualize and share.
    From 2009 to 2011 he served as Director of Product for SwiftRiver at Ushahidi working on an open-source platform for drawing insight from real-time communication during crisis events. The SwiftRiver project was awarded the 2011 Knight News Challenge award for its potential to improve the data journalism and news gathering process.
    In 2009 Jon spoke at TED in Oxford, UK about his company Appfrica and one of their projects which connected rural African villages with the internet through a call center and light infrastructure.  The service, in collaboration with non-profit OpenMind, was called QuestionBox and allowed people with no access to the internet to ask questions and get timely, vetted answers.
    Jon is also the organizer of the annual Apps4Africa competition which encourages African software developers to develop solutions to local problems.
    In addition to TED, Jon has been invited to present at the O’reilly’s Strata, Tech@State, Economist’s Ideas Economy, Google Zeitgeist and Personal Democracy Forum. Links to articles about his work, presentation slides and video of passed events Jon has spoken at can be found at his blog
    metaLayer is making the world’s information easier to understand, visualize and share.  We do this through products that enable drag and drop data analysis, visual summary, and content discovery. We were recently named one of the 50 hottest startups in the mid-Atlantic region by, and one of the most promising to graduate from DreamIt Ventures 2011 by TheNextWeb.
    metaLayer takes sophisticated algorithms like sentiment analysis, influence detection, and optical character recognition and distills the use of such technologies into a drag and drop experience.  This allows anyone to draw meaningful conclusions from complex datasets instead of relying upon experts or expensive products.  Users can then share insights and the compelling visualizations they’ve created either within our community or with their own audience.
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    August 15, 2013

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    • August 15, 2013
      • 9:00 am - 9:50 amCheck In
      • 10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to Validate a Product Idea on $100 or Less
      • 11:00 am - 12:00 pmListening to your Users and Finding Your First True Fans
      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
      • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pmBreakout Sessions/Startup Clinic