Tom Evslin is the founder and was Chair of NG Advantage LLC, the first company in the United States to truck CNG to large users beyond the reach of natural gas pipelines.
Evslin previously served as Chief Technology Officer for the State of Vermont.Before that he was Chief Recovery Officer responsible for coordinating the State's use of federal stimulus money under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). He agreed to work for minimum wage and return that money to the State.
Evslin was the co-founder (with his wife Mary), chairman, and CEO of ITXC Corp, a provider of VoIP.The company grew from a startup in 1997 to one of the world's largest carriers of any kind by 2004 when it was acquired. In 2002 Deloitte and Touche named ITXC as the fastest growing technology company in North America.
Tom was responsible for the conception, launch, and operation of AT&T's first ISP, AT&T WorldNet Service.
At Microsoft, he was responsible for the server products now in Microsoft BackOffice including Microsoft Exchange. Key assets of the Evslins' software company, Solutions, Inc., were sold to Microsoft.
In 1981 and 1982 Evslin was Secretary of Transportation for the State of Vermont.
Evslin's novel hackoff.com: an historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble was the fiction runner-up for the 2006 Lulu Blooker Prize.
He is the son of author and playwright Bernard Evslin and author and teacher Dorothy Evslin.
Robert Young is a serial entrepreneur who is best known for founding Red Hat Inc., the open source software company. He also owns the franchise for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League and serves as self-styled Caretaker of the team.
Howard G. Cunningham is an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki and was a co-author of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. A pioneer in both design patterns and extreme programming, he started coding the WikiWikiWeb in 1994, and installed it on c2.com on March 25, 1995, as an add-on to the Portland Pattern Repository. He co-authored a book about wikis, entitled The Wiki Way, and invented the Framework for Integrated Tests.
Nathaniel Dourif Friedman is an American technology executive and investor. He was the chief executive officer (CEO) of GitHub, and former Chairman of the GNOME Foundation. Friedman is currently a board member at the Arc Institute, and an advisor of Midjourney.
IronPython is an implementation of the Python programming language targeting the .NET Framework and Mono. Jim Hugunin created the project and actively contributed to it up until Version 1.0 which was released on September 5, 2006. IronPython 2.0 was released on December 10, 2008. After version 1.0 it was maintained by a small team at Microsoft until the 2.7 Beta 1 release. Microsoft abandoned IronPython in late 2010, after which Hugunin left to work at Google. The project is currently maintained by a group of volunteers at GitHub. It is free and open-source software, and can be implemented with Python Tools for Visual Studio, which is a free and open-source extension for Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE.
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Bernard Evslin was an American author best known for his adaptations of Greek mythology.
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Skype Technologies S.A.R.L is a Luxembourgish telecommunications company headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, whose chief business is the manufacturing and marketing of the video chat and instant messaging computer software program Skype, and various Internet telephony services associated with it. Microsoft purchased the company in 2011, and it has since then operated as their wholly owned subsidiary; as of 2016, it is operating as part of Microsoft's Office Product Group. The company is a Société à responsabilité limitée, or SARL, equivalent to an American limited liability company.
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B. Kevin Turner is an American businessman and investor who is currently the chairman of Zayo Group and the vice chairman of Albertsons/Safeway Inc. Turner was most recently president and CEO of Core Scientific, a technology company specializing in blockchain and artificial intelligence from 2018 to 2021. He previously served as the COO of Microsoft from 2005 to 2016. Prior to joining Microsoft, Turner was the CEO of Sam's Club and the CIO of Walmart. He is also the former vice chairman of Citadel LLC and CEO of Citadel Securities.
VocalTec Communications Inc. is an Israeli telecom equipment provider. The company was founded in 1985 by Alon Cohen and Lior Haramaty, who patented the first Voice over IP audio transceiver. VocalTec has supplied major customers such as Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, and many others.
Barnaby Dorfman is an American businessman and currently the Chief Technology Officer of Go1.com. He was Chief Engineering Officer and General Manager of the PayScale Consumer Products Division. He is the founder and former CEO of Foodista. His previous employment includes a role as chief product officer at kyte.tv, and executive positions at Peerflix.com and Amazon's A9.com.
ITXC Corporation was a US-based wholesale provider of Voice over IP (VoiP), Internet-based phone calls.
Powerset was an American company based in San Francisco, California, that, in 2006, was developing a natural language search engine for the Internet. On July 1, 2008, Powerset was acquired by Microsoft for an estimated $100 million.
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), nicknamed the Recovery Act, was a stimulus package enacted by the 111th U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009. Developed in response to the Great Recession, the primary objective of this federal statute was to save existing jobs and create new ones as soon as possible. Other objectives were to provide temporary relief programs for those most affected by the recession and invest in infrastructure, education, health, and renewable energy.
Richard Green is an American software engineer and business executive.
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The 1980 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 4, 1980. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy narrowly won reelection to a second term, defeating Republican Stewart Ledbetter, the Vermont Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.
Panos Costa Panay is an American business executive. He is the chief product officer of Microsoft, where he oversees the company's Windows and Devices division. He oversees the development of Surface products and related hardware, along with the Windows client operating system.