CrowdVine is a privately owned software company founded in 2007 by Tony Stubblebine. Our goal is to enhance people's lives through social software.
Tony Stubblebine, Founder
Before CrowdVine, Tony was part of the Wesabe launch team, director of engineering at Odeo, a leading podcasting startup and the creators of Twitter, and lead engineer for O'Reilly Media. He wrote the Regular Expression Pocket Reference, blogs regularly at Stubbleblog, and runs the IHeartQuotes robot on Twitter.
Andrew Koumarianos, General Manager
Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day operation of CrowdVine and makes sure our customers are happy. Before CrowdVine, Andrew was a freelance web developer and a professional video game player (Counter-Strike).
Terrie Schweitzer, Account Management
Before CrowdVine, Terrie managed the online publishing program for O'Reilly Media, including the conference websites. She went on to run online properties for Make Magazine. Her super powers include preparation and documentation (she's the mastermind behind our Admin and User Manuals). Terrie is currently in Ghana for two and a half years with the Peace Corps, and we're really impressed by her!
Armando Sosa, Master of Design
Armando is responsible for the current CrowdVine home page, any of the internal network pages that look nice, and much more. He runs his own design and Wordpress consulting shop, Nolimit Studio.
Jay Laney, Lead Engineer
If you "git blame" the CrowdVine code, 65% of the lines will have Jay's name on them. Before CrowdVine, Jay was on the engineering team at Wesabe and was the lead engineer for O'Reilly Media where he led blogging, community, and integration projects for their online team. CrowdVine was the third time Jay and Tony worked together. Jay is currently a Senior Rails Engineer at Yammer (cool company).
Evan Henshaw-Plath is the co-creator of the open source icalico project, which forms the base of our calendar feature. He's a the founder of Cubox, a Rails and iPhone consultancy. He blogs at Anarchogeek.
Neatworks, Inc. is our design firm of choice. They are responsible for many parts of the CrowdVine design and are our preferred partner when building custom social networks.
Sarah Milstein is Tony's partner, general manager for the Web 2.0 Expo conferences, author of The Twitter Book, former Managing Editor of O'Reilly's Missing Manual series, founder of the Tools of Change for Publishing conference, and graduate of the Berkeley HAAS MBA program. She's a CrowdVine advisor, writes some of our copy, and is a minor investor. Tony and Sarah have a dog named Eggs.