[sf-lug] PenLUG this week - Gumstix - Thursday Feb 22

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Tue Feb 20 16:37:20 PST 2007

That's right folks it's PenLUG time already!

Date: 	Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
Time: 	meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM, social/networking until 10 PM
Location: 	Twin Pines Park, 1225 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002


Gumstix enters it's fourth year of business in 2007 with more than
5,000 customers in 60+ countries creating projects and devices in a
huge array of application areas. To meet customer demands, the company
continues to focus on leading hardware development to support the
outstanding Gumstix Software Development Kit and buildroot

Exciting new answers for customers wanting to go "to the next level"
lie just around the corner with Gumstix. Founder Dr. W. Gordon Kruberg
and CTO Craig Hughes will present the company and what's ahead.

Gordon Kruberg is the Gumstix founder, CEO and President. He manages
the overall vision of the company, day to day operations and product
development. Before following his passion for robotics, Gordon
founded, financed, and played operating and strategic executive roles
in over 30 US-based companies, including Deersoft (acquired by Network
Associates in Dec. 2002), IntegriNautics, HopeLink, and Schoolpop. His
background includes managing investments in software, biotechnology
and medical high-technology startups. He has also implemented
information systems, consulted on research protocol development and
emerging medical technology. Gordon holds an A.B. degree in Human
Biology, a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford
University and an M.D.degree from Northwestern University.

Craig Hughes is the Chief Technology Officer of Gumstix. As Gumstix
technology expert, Craig leads the team in all technology decisions
critical to running the organization. Craig brings 10 years of
Internet software development experience to Gumstix, as well as a
background in successfully creating software companies. He previously
started Deersoft with Gordon, leading it through its acquisition by
Network Associates in 2002, and also had success before that, having
created Panop.com and helped lead it through its acquisition by
Broadbase (now Kana) in 2000. Craig is also active in open source
development, most notably with his involvement in the SpamAssassin
project, on which Deersoft was based. Outside of the technology arena,
Craig is also a non-executive director of Cygnet Healthcare in the UK.

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