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Andrew Sorcini

Andy is a film editor with over twenty years experience in the motion picture industry. He’s also a self-proclaimed Social Media enthusiast, whose uncanny eye for quality content has garnered him a successful following on social news websites such as Digg, and Reddit, and led Slate.com to name him “The King of All Social Media“.  You can also find him on Twitter or e-mail him at mr dot babyman at gmail dot com.
 

Devindra Hardawar

Devindra Hardawar’s passion for technology is deep and profound. He spends his days as VentureBeat’s National Editor and lead mobile writer and his nights as any number of roles, from Podcaster to gamer, to film critic– the list goes on and on.

He’s been knee deep in tech for more than half his life. As a teen, Devindra immersed himself in the consumer technology space from the retail side as an electronics associate at Office Max (RIP). He followed that up by spending many, many years working in IT. IT for students, professors, yuppies, you name it. A student of philosophy, he began to see gadgets not as toys, but as a series of integral tools in the way we socialize and communicate with one another. He began his career as a tech writer in 2004; his clear, concise style cutting through so much of the techno-sphere’s echo chamber.

In addition to the Drill Down, Devindra also co-hosts the Slashfilmcast which he co-founded in 200?. He geeks out on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra in his newest media venture, Republic City Dispatch

Devindra has a BA in Philosophy from Amherst College. He resides in Brooklyn with a nice lady and some cats. You can catch everything he does online at www.devindra.org

 

Dwayne De Freitas

The fact is that Dwayne was probably born too early. Strategy-focused and solution oriented, he doesn’t wax poetic about technology– he simply wants it to work harder for him because it’s nowhere close to where he wants it to be. He’s hell bent on figuring out ways to stop the sentient-android apocalypse (he’s destined to start) from happening. Sometimes that comes across as mean.

A marketing director at a Boulder-based technology company, Dwayne started his career immersed in the intellectual property and technology space at the law firm of Skadden Arps, later taking his research and analysis skills to Brown Rudnick. He supported the Business and Legal division at MTV Networks before managing the compliance and special projects department at a Boulder-based ad agency. His deep interest in the symbiosis between consumer interests and the revenue models that fuel the current connected environment are behind the “business-focused/user-first” perspective he lends to The Drill Down.

His motto? “Always install a back-up power supply and a kill switch. In that order.”

 

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