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ID 80879

Mark McFarlane

Founder @vinetrade • Worked at @marono-media-k-k, @peatix • Studied at @university-of-sussex, @university-of-brighton
http://www.tacchistudios.com

ID 128273

Herman Schaaf

Full Stack Generalist, developer at Gengo
http://herman.asia

ID 115011

Takayuki Miyauchi

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer and Engineer of @sassor. He has been working on Interaction designer.

ID 32331

Soon Hin Khor

Ph.D (Univ. of Tokyo), M. Sc (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), B.Eng (Nat. Univ. of Singapore). Worked at IBM Singapore, IBM Tokyo Research Lab, NICT Japan, Gengo.com.

ID 5950

Michael Madison

Investor

Founded Cocoon Ventures & World TaSCforce. Crossborder VC. Worked at @apple, @tellme-networks. Studied at @stanford-university, @university-of-california-berkeley, @university-of-maryland-baltimore-county

ID 16793

Eric Nakagawa

Co-founder of @simplehoney, shopping simplified. Founder of @icanhascheezburger. Millions of lols.
http://ericnakagawa.com

ID 68587

Dominiek ter Heide

CTO & Co-founder of @bottlenose. Created web products, companies and development teams in Japan, Europe and US. Comp sci background. #machinelearning #bigdata
http://synaptify.com/

ID 200689

Alejandro Wainzinger

UCSC Comp Sci B.S., web (backend mostly, Ruby, Python, PHP), desktop development (Qt/C++). Loves music, natural languages, traveling. Working in Tokyo.

ID 84040

Franky Chung

CTO of @language-cloud

ID 29445

Nicholas Wang

Co-founder at @100village Driven to solve big social problems. Co-founded @makible, product managed [email protected] Ex @yahoo, @microsoft.
http://cloneofsnake.posterous.com

ID 102026

Daisuke Horie

Founder @fullcourt • Worked at @amazon, @yahoo-japan, @peatix, @six-apart • @500startups Mentor
http://angrymoose.org

ID 43386

Mayel de Borniol

@babelverse Co-Founder. Glomad. Ideator. Hacker. Maker. Winner @ LeWeb, TheNextWeb, TechCrunch Disrupt. Alumni @500startups, @startupchile, @startupweekend
http://blog.deborniol.com/

ID 408911

Jonathan Levine

Investor

Management Sensei ◦ Infrastructure Samurai ◦ Analytics Otaku ◦ Architecture Ninja. 1st programming job at 14. Effective in teams of 4 to 10,000.

ID 114733

Kenneth Auchenberg

Interface Developer with a passion for user experience

ID 145904

Ryan McGrath

Self-taught developer, designer, and author; consulted with companies across the world, always looking for new and interesting technology.
http://venodesigns.net/

ID 302469

Nao Tokui

Co-Founder and CTO of @unda. Studied at Tokyo University. Devoted surfer and PhD of Engineering.
http://www.sonasphere.com/

ID 91964

Paul Oswald

First visited Japan in 2005. Founded MakeLeaps in 2010 to focus my 12+ years of software experience in startups and enterprise on the Japanese SME space.

ID 541692

Maja Komel

junior developer

ID 360743

Tokiharu Noto

Hacker • Founder @wazanova • Worked at @dena, @ntt

ID 402486

Ryo Chikazawa

Former DeNA full-stack engineer specialized in front-end for successful social games and credited for a popular HTML5 OSS. Co-Founded 2 companies in Tokyo.
http://chikathreesix.com/

ID 464479

Adam Smith

C#.NET, MSSQL Web & Desktop Developer / Consultant

ID 355441

Alexander Wilhelm

Manager - Client Engineering @cinemacraft, Partner and CTO at BluSoft Inc., Strong background in UI/UX & Backend design and implementation. Never sleeps.

ID 331879

Takamitsu Mizutori

Working on @unda as Android developer. Have made more than 30 apps for iOS and Android devices. Founder of @goldrush-computing (Tokyo based app dev company)

ID 36883

Federico Bucchi

My studies and strong interest in information and communications technology, computer science, social networking and the web have become my career.
http://www.bucchi.me

ID 6869

Ian Wilson

Japan Market Entry Manager and Senior AI Developer at Skimlinks (User Intent and Text understanding), Founder of @expressi (emotional relevance), @emotion-ai. Co Founded @zukool (machine learning / recommendation). BSc Artificial Intelligence.
http://expressi.mewww.emotionai.comwww.attentionai.comwww.neon.aiwww.zukool.com

ID 346377

Brandon Woo

Investor

Engineer with a strong focus on UX. Trilingual, native level proficiency in English/Chinese/Japanese. Worked at Zynga and various Japanese IT firms.

ID 186663

Joel Dietz

Codes. Dreams. @Penn @Brown @salesforce MVP. Founder @swarm
http://www.fractastical.com

ID 19530

Shu Uesugi

Hacker @edsurge
http://medium.com/@chibicode

ID 260452

Sergio Arcos Sebastián

Researcher, Security Auditor, Developer, Software Architect, Enterpreteneur, ...

ID 290443

Sam Cohan

Berkeley MFE, Waterloo Comp Eng, International Experience Designing and Developing World Class Software Systems, Working with Large Data Sets

ID 122129

Hiroshige Umino

CEO of Increments, the top prize company of Open Network Lab 4th batch. Worked at @google, @hatena.
http://yaotti.hatenablog.com

ID 238260

Dmytro Yashkir

Currently Nodejs, Rails, iOS. Love coding, making things, running and rockclimbing
http://dyashkir.com

ID 247844

Gerhard Fasol

Cambridge Univ/Cavendish Laboratory PhD in Physics. Entrepreneur/Founder in Tokyo/Japan worked with 100s of high-tech companies on business development and strategy in Japan
http://www.eurotechnology.com/

ID 102976

Ash Eldritch

Software engineer with 14 years’ experience as a technology leader, architect and entrepreneur in enterprise & high-volume web. Building a Google Glass startup.
http://www.superhumanlabs.com/blog

ID 538290

Federico Bucchi

Front End Engineer, UXD
http://www.bucchi.me

ID 35010

Sascha Konietzke

Mobile, web & cloud enthusiast. Webmaster at VC-funded startup with 15. Former IT Consulting + Web Ops at HP. Previous mobile startup experience. iOS developer.
http://funkfeuer.net

ID 22285

Akihiko Yamada

Founder @j-grab-inc • Worked at @ebay, @yahoo-japan
http://www.facebook.com/jgraben

ID 20170

Denny Britz

Builds stuff. CS @berkeley and @stanford-university. Likes Machine Learning, Big Data, UX Design, Lean Startups. Lived in US, Germany, Japan, Thailand.
http://dennybritz.com

ID 109745

Aaron Rutledge

Founder @little-arrows & @valet-1, previously founder @poke-new-york and @winedirect.
http://aaronrutledge.com/#/blog

ID 154515

Chao Zhang

Co-Founder | President | CTO of ubi interactive inc. / @ubi-interactive / Human Computer Interaction, ex-Vodafone, ex-Siemens, ex-Philips, CDTM, TUM Alumnus
http://chaozhang.com

ID 68115

Atsushi Nagase

Owner, Software engineer of @LittleApps Inc.
http://ngsdev.org/

ID 40350

Russ Ferguson

Interactive Developer Web/Device Developing Second Screen experiences

ID 47141

Yuki Nishijima

Ruby on Rails contributor, Kaminari maintainer(watched by +2600 on Github). experience in programming for +10 years.
http://yukinishijima.net

ID 42728

Cl. Alex. Chien

Inventor, "Med-Surg Onshoring" (pat. pend.). Project leader $50MM ILEC COs. Leading Wall St. analyst Cable-Modem 1.0. MBA, UNC-Chapel Hill. U-Mich. award.

ID 50681

Hiro Fukami

ex-Co-founder of @fluxflex. Network/Infra Engineer, @amazon EC2/AutoScaling, iPhone Apps Dev, Internet Backbone Operation(BGP). Worked at NTT, IRI, transcosmos
http://hirofukami.tumblr.com

ID 301606

Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko

EPITECH CS, full-stack web nerd with a focus on front-end development and UI/UX design. Co-founded LocalRepublic.
http://roadtocairns.com/

ID 570801

Bart Riepe

Webdeveloper, Nerd and Idealist
http://www.serial-experiments.com

ID 87277

Neil Rubens

Assistant Professor (Machine Learning) @university-of-electro-communications Tokyo, Japan

ID 291082

Julien Cayzac

(complete later)
http://blog.julien.cayzac.name/

ID 701844

Lucas Doyle


ID 446

Nino Popa

Software Developer, Engineer, Founder. Worked at @business-objects. Worked in Japan, Canada, Romania, India.

ID 87720

Yusuke Kawasaki

Chief Architect at Recruit Co., Ltd
http://kawanet.blogspot.com/

ID 64877

Calvin Chun-yu Chan

Designer, UI Engineer, UX Advocate, Digital Illustrator, Sketchnoter.
http://www.calvin-c.com

ID 194111

Fon Tran

Founder @yoketown, Sence • Worked at @goldman-sachs, @morgan-stanley • Studied at @stanford-university, @university-of-waterloo
https://medium.com/@fon_tran

ID 102165

Jon Keating

CTO at @frafty

ID 389587

Justin Clune

MS from Todai, BS from Berkeley. Studied IT management and photoelectrochemical water splitting. Speaks Japanese, Spanish, and Pirate be me native tongue.

ID 358532

Takuro Kasahara

Former Principal of Japanese VC firm. Strong and unique background in venture financing and software engineering.

ID 78056

Toby Hoenisch

StudyPact Founder. MSc in Big Data. Deep passion for behavioral design. Entrepreneur & full-stack dev since age 10. I get things done.
http://www.hoenisch.at

ID 253906

Koichiro Sumi

I gave a lot of iPhone apps. I was ranked in the category of App Store rankings of America. I made ​​a reward media in CyberAgent. It was a great success.
http://blog.sumyapp.com/

ID 520391

Ryo Suzuki

Founder and developer of Cumiki. Ph.D student at University of Tokyo department of Economics. I'm a developer of Node, Rails, and iOS.
http://ryooopan.tumblr.com

ID 453381

Tomohiro Nakamura

Banker

ID 301066

Paul Contreras

see my profile in linkedin

ID 339197

Masahiro Saito

Developer of Increments, ex-Kamado CTO(acquired by mixi)
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/camelmasa/

ID 72749

Yoshi Iketani

Owner & CIO of @skyavy, INC.
http://iketani.skyavy.com

ID 660497

Dave Seyb

Founder NZBCX • Worked at @hsbc, @nomura • Studied at @victoria-university-of-wellington, @deakin-university

ID 39243

Yuichi Kori

Founder of Otsumu Inc.

ID 209312

Daisuke Fujimura

Mid to expert level Rails programmer.

ID 272001

Rishabh Mahajan

Worked at @rakuten, @metaps • Studied at @indian-institute-of-technology-delhi
http://blog.rishabhmhjn.me

ID 387404

Yoki Okawa

Statistician/Data mining specialist with Ph.D. in econometrics and computational macroeconomics. Also, full stack Rails developer.

ID 338606

Yutaka Ichibangase

CTO of Postmore. Lifelong programmer. Dev experience from teamLab inc. (4 years). Studied at Kyushu Institute of Technology(2007).

ID 135639

Hideyuki Shoda

Co-Founder and CEO of 10SEC

ID 513669

Ulas Bardak

Founder @coffeebreak • Worked at @stumbleupon, @microsoft • Studied at @carnegie-mellon-university

ID 122470

Ryo Kawamura

Software engineer who has speciality in machine learning.

ID 286729

Will Glozer

14 years of programming experience in many languages, on many platforms, from mobile apps to scalable backend systems. Significant infrastructure & sysops exp.

ID 264357

Dan Boswell

5 years realtime trading systems in C++, 3 years development platforms and algorithmic trading in Python. Excellent communicator, enthusiastic learner.

ID 96648

Jimi Jackson


http://blog.jimijackson.com

ID 211162

Kelvin Tay

NUS School of Computing, Interface Redesign @ TripAdvisor, Best Project (E-Business Capstone), human language maestro, failed first startup @ 20
http://db.tt/HTl8G7gK

ID 20728

Keiji Ono

Investor

CEO of @net8. I met the internet in 1995 at the first. In that time i worked for JustNet that was ISP of Justsytem corp. Then found own company in 1999.

ID 98831

Hidenari Aizawa

CEO, Founder

ID 165928

Akiko Takahashi

Artist, programmer, columnist, translator etc. Worked at @ibm, @sun-microsystems • Studied at @kyoto-university
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/akipponn3

ID 281841

Ryuji Matsumura

Working on @appsocially. Love Arc.
http://mgiken.com/blog

ID 550880

Minoru Kawamoto

A full-stack software engineer, currently located in Tokyo.

ID 355965

Shawn Smith

Software engineer with experience writing Python, Node.js, and Go as well as functional programming languages such as Racket.
http://shawnps.net

ID 339584

Yusuke Aono

Working at I&G Partners, Inc.

ID 263396

Victoria Lopez Clemente

Founder @mystar-japan-business-solutions-1 • Worked at @gembiosoft • Studied at @universidad-politecnica-de-valencia

ID 139964

Benjamin Sullivan

Founder/Engineer @tadaku • Studied at @university-of-massachusetts-amherst • Bostonian abroad

ID 467009

Etienne Noreau-Hebert

Founder and CTO of @liine • Worked at @vantrix • Studied at @university-of-montreal • Maker of things

ID 287779

Masakazu Ohtsuka

iOS + node.js/golang + Ops, launched http://getirkit.com/ http://jsdo.it/ http://photobag.in/
http://maaash.jp/

ID 3508

Kevin Dias

Experienced Ruby on Rails programmer. Business, analytics and finance background. Previously worked at @pnc-capital-markets.
http://www.diasks2.com

ID 494983

Cain Lu

Founder @tier5 • Worked at @google, @microsoft • B.S./M.S @johns-hopkins-university

ID 325103

Hiroki Takeuchi Ph.D.

Founder POYNTER

ID 331351

Toshiyuki Oka

Rails programmer, Sales, New bussiness developer, Launched 2 facebook app

ID 585469

André Kenji Horie

PhD student at University of Tokyo; Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning; Worked at IBM and Portugal Telecom

ID 520402

Shohei Aoki

Founder Cumiki

ID 234635

Eleftherios Karapetsas

Awarded the Monbukagakusho scholarship issued by the Japanese government for research in Japan. Received a master degree in Engineer form Tokyo unviersity.
http://realintelligence.net

ID 436902

Masato Otake

iOS Developer for 2 years. I made 1 game app on AppStore. Now making 1 Parse connected app. Keio univ. CS B3 in Japan. Worked at tekunodo inc. for 1 year.

ID 667339

Hiroya Chiba

Expert software engineer who is also good at designing high-end yet simple clean easy-to-use software. Worked in Silicon Valley and Japan.

ID 576763

Zeng Pengcheng

Master student at SJTU; now research intern of NII, Japan.
http://engcube.com

ID 194033

Kazuki Otsuka

Founder of @thinkx-inc
http://kazukiotsuka.wordpress.com/

ID 575620

Bruno Toshio Sugano

Software engineer, Founder of Init, Lover of puzzles and challenges.

ID 544472

Nishant Rodrigues

Developed a distributed telephony/voice-trading platform at IFS. Strong C++ and linux background.
http://nishantjr.github.io

ID 63384

Ronald Bell

Investor

Entrepreneur & software developer. Founded Bell Standard, Inc. Created over 750 apps for the iTunes Store.

ID 80777

Atsuhiko Kimura

CEO & Co-Founder at co-meeing Inc.

ID 446108

Alexandre Balon-Perin

MS in Computer engineering, launched a webapp called Goodmoove, published in an international journal, looking for a challenge!

ID 614361

Takeaki Kubota

Launched 4 successful Android apps and 3 successful iOS apps. Worked at aitia.

ID 168450

Thomas Prost

Studied and worked in France, England and USA. Worked for different startups in San Francisco,London and Lyon.Now willing to discover the working world of Tokyo

ID 341898

Amar Akshat

Full stack enthusiast, with experiences into low level Kernel hacking and efficient API development, motivated to lead Startups to success.

ID 248428

Birkir A. Barkarson

Veteran software engineer with a BS in Physics. Experience with building and managing teams of engineers, setting up efficient workflows and processes.

ID 331315

Dewayne Debbs

Web developer extraordinaire, Scrum master, Telecommute consultant (US Citizen)

ID 316313

Garrett Albright

PHP/Drupal web developer; 7+ years professional experience from California to Tokyo; currently in Boise. ObjC/Ruby too. Looking for additional contract work.

ID 366668

Hiroyuki Haga

Founder of Placie. Worked at GREE, Autodesk, Alias|wavefront. Developer and Product Manager. GLOBIS MBA. Computer Science BS at University of Aizu.
http://hiroyukihaga.blogspot.jp/

ID 322505

Gavin Thomas

A Software Engineering professional with 15 years experience of both Software Engineering teams, and customer-facing Consultancy Services

ID 688709

Kevin Adu-Sarkodie


ID 135623

Kenichi Kurosaki

CEO of @beartail. Student at @tsukuba-university university. Worked at big computer magazine companies as a technical writer and founded smartphone news web media.

ID 568690

Nguyen Minh Tuan

Interested in business in VietNam

ID 38500

Hiroshi Shimo

Web Developer ex-startup founder & CEO: AHO Corporation(former @netaten-inc

ID 462960

ChangYub Je

I want to work with "Start Up Company" because I am eager to challenge. Please contact me!

ID 626378

Yusuke Mito


ID 390459

OKAMOTO Nau

Studied at @tsukuba-university

ID 531446

Shugo Numano

Working at IDC Frontier as Engineer.
http://nushu123.blogspot.jp/

ID 419770

Kensuke Nagae

Ruby Developer at @quipper, worked at @paperboy-co and @livedoor-com.
http://blog.kyanny.me/

ID 444227

Yuina Okubo

Students at Padjadjaran University, Nanza University. In learning about technologies and mobile development environment.

ID 514609

Dmytro Kovalov

Skilled infra engineer and architect. UNIX and web development.

ID 502992

Lang Thang

I graduated from Hanoi University Of Technology for a year. I am working as server side developer in a game development company. I am looking for a chance to work and touch with new and high technology with more challenge

ID 331393

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Founder Byus

ID 688963

Ying Huang

Kyoto-U CS Master degree. Works at GS.

ID 235775

Kevin Aleman

Investor

Founder Tokyo Incubator @luxstack; sold 1st startup to @monster-worldwide; platform & app lead for Softbank, @yahoo-japan, @fujitsu; enterprise R&D for @adidas

ID 455635

Paulus Ery Wasito Adhi

Generalist; Has passion on R&D; Mix creative and engineering skills;

ID 350481

Damien Bigot

Mobile Developer at Step-In with strong designer background

ID 491829

MD. MIZANUR RAHMAN

BS in CSE, Generalist with back-end as main, Launch 5 online social game including one iOS/Android Native app, Work at GREE Japan.

ID 99067

Kensuke Oikawa


ID 347347

Fab

Project Manager and Computer Engineer

ID 464530

Chang Yub Je

I want to work with "Start Up Company" because I am eager to challenge. Please contact me! You can download my resume from here ( http://tinyurl.com/ocy48ob )
http://jeyum2.blogspot.com

ID 232994

Maroun Baydoun

Software Engineer, advanced knowledge in Java and various web technologies, also competent in front-end development
http://www.marounbaydoun.com/

ID 489545

Cristian Yamashita

More 14 years of experience developing solutions in telephony and web.

ID 382048

Thomas Nathan Torchia

Experience with range of technologies. Proficient in C++, PHP, SQL, Shell, JavaScript, Python and quick to learn. Creator of Linux distribution 'noop linux'.

ID 384678

Ryo Mikami


ID 102932

Hiroki Sato

Developer / UX Designer.

ID 24710

Kengo Nakamura

Founder @localgraph • Worked at @recruit

ID 377050

Pramendra Gupta

Software Engineer

ID 275111

Minikomi

JS, go, Clojure

ID 647074

Le Son Tung


ID 71528

David Hagege

Founder of @myndpage. Fond of programming, linguistics and neurology. 1st freelance programming job at 18 for @novonordisk Laboratories. Graduated from Epitech.

ID 658226

Paul Franz

Web designer since middle school, primarily work on independent gaming sites
http://retrylevel.com

ID 83678

rifki fauzi

Freelance Ruby on rails developer. worked at Domikado, Kiranatama
http://rifkifauzi.wordpress.com

ID 644941

Darren Evans

World class engineer with 20 years of experience. Worked at CERN, UBS, Walt Disney, Colt, Agency.com amongst others.
https://dazdaztech.wordpress.com/

ID 211420

Colin Magne

General manager and R&D engineer at SiliconStudio, Tokyo, Japan. Worked at a Startup in the Silicon Valley now bought by Microsoft.

ID 331397

Soshi Hanamura


ID 387352

Francois BERENGER

research software engineer and system administrator

ID 394488

Carlos Sainz

Senior Java developer. 2 Msc. IT degrees. Spring certified developer. Worked across multiple industries; Proficient with DBs and HTML5 & CSS3.

ID 105245

Daisaku Yamamoto

Founder @lelele

ID 292556

Yuichi Akimoto

lead front-end engineer. I launched 7 seccessfull social games.

ID 364189

Anu Zachariah

Worked at Capgemini

ID 339618

Hirokuni Kawasaki

Launched 2 android applications, made Linux Device Driver at Sony Mobile.

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