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    PandoList: 5 “First In, Last Out” Engineers

    We’re back with our traditional PandoList this week, profiling the earliest engineer hires at some of the most successful companies in the country. Too often, we hear about these engineers’ products and very rarely do we hear about what it was like when these companies first began. Who were the original hires, and what the heck was it like when these guys were starting out? This…


    PandoList: Stanford’s Top 5 World-Changing BASES Finalists

    We had the chance to attend Stanford’s BASES Product Showcase this week and check out all the amazing products. For those of you who are not familiar with the Business Association for Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Students, it is one of the largest student entrepreneurship groups in the world. And BASES competition did not disappoint. We saw projects ranging from automated venipuncture to electronic longboards, and that was…

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    PandoList: Sneak Peek at the Maker Faire

    It’s Maker Faire time, and we had the chance to get the early bird special. We went to check out the grounds a few days early while everyone was setting up and saw some amazing projects. In fact, I’m going to need to go back and see what it looks like completely set up, just because Thursday was so awesome. I mean let’s be…

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    PandoList: Viral Video Gurus

    What’s better than a really funny YouTube video? Pretty much nothing. (That’s a screenshot of “David After Dentist” to the left, one of the funniest there is.) But have you ever wondered what goes into making a video go viral? Well, we wanted to know, so we interviewed five of the best producers of viral videos from the past two years. We spoke to…

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    PandoList: MIT All-Stars

    What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of MIT? I took a poll and got “techy,” “nerd,” “pocket protector,” “book worm,” and “indoor nerd.” Well, based on our list of MIT graduates, the responses should have been more along the lines of “roboticist,” “inventor,” “venture capitalist,” “computer scientist,” and “geolocation expert.” We spoke with Brad Feld, who told us about his…

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    PandoList: Top Webizens, or Politically-Minded Techies

    We’re back with another balls-to-the wall edition of the PandoList, and this time we spoke to some politically-minded techies, aka “Webizens.” Where political change used to be brought about through sheer force of will and stodgy old men wearing wigs, the new landscape is as much about properly utilizing the Web, as it is about lobbying Washington. We spoke with Tim O’Reilly who told us…

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    PandoList: Top 5 Android Aces

    This week we’ve featured five people who are not only amazing developers, but who are incredibly successful designing Android applications. There’s also one mediocre super power in there that is one of the most creative we’ve heard so far! Check out our Android Magicians.

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    PandoList: Top 5 UC Berkeley Engineers

    Guess what, it’s time for another student list. Except this time, we’ve profiled UC Berkeley’s top Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students. These guys are all incredibly impressive. (Watch out Stanford…) Keep an eye out for them, as they’re certain to have a big impact.

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    Shayne Sweeney’s Biggest Fear Realized: Instagram Is Now a Big Company

    Yes, I know we’re all aware that Facebook acquired Instagram. But what you might not know is that the biggest fear of Instagram’s lead iOS engineer Shane Sweeney is to work for a large corporation. In just eight years, Facebook has grown into a massive corporation with over 1,000 employees and is poised on one of the biggest IPOs the tech world has ever seen. A…

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    Pandolist: Top 5 Tech Marketers

    This week we’re profiling the top tech marketers. Since there are so many people in this field, the list was not easy to come up with. But here are five people that we believe have made an impact in a big way.

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