Amir graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 as a computer engineer. Since then he has helped build many companies in the field. After graduation, he co-founded Prioria Robotics and worked as the lead engineer on more than a dozen embedded systems projects. From 2009 to 2010, Amir worked as a consultant and developed a prototype stereo-vision system for weighing cattle based only on imagery (for which he holds a patent). In 2011, he joined Shadow Health as employee No. 1 where he handled full-stack dev for v1.0 of Shadow Health's Learning Management System, built and led their development team, and was a major driver in helping the company launch v1.0 of its groundbreaking healthcare-education 3D-simulation product. Paracosm sits at the intersection of Amir’s signal processing, stereo vision, and web-delivered 3D simulation experiences. In his spare time, he's hanging out with his cats, coaching the University of Florida's fencing team, or mentoring young entrepreneurs.
Michael is a software veteran with over 20 years of experience in both large corporations and successful startups. Paracosm is a homecoming of sorts as his career started in Gainesville, FL where he worked as a government consultant for Oracle. He was fortunate enough to witness the Internet boom first hand after relocating to San Francisco in the mid-90's. It was at this point when mobile devices became his passion. He's had great experiences at two Java startups focusing on enterprise mobility and virtual machines that shipped in over 200 million phones. Michael decided to get deeper into the mobile market and joined Motorola in Austin, TX where he lead teams that created designer/developer tools, SVG engines, powerful Android User Experiences, and a 3DUI engine among other things. He has now come full circle back to Florida and is incredibly excited to be enabling the Robot Apocalypse and helping Paracosm 3D-ify the world.
Ian is a software engineer, entrepreneur and a community organizer. He started dabbling with computers at an early age, first the vic20, then the Amiga. By middle school, he was using Linux full-time and began teaching himself C. He studied computer science at the University of Arkansas and furthered his study at the University of Florida. Over the years, he's developed software in a variety of languages, his favorite being Haskell. Much of the developed software was within the realms of unix, networking, security, parallel-processing, graphics, sound and finance. In 2009, he co-founded Gainesville Hackerspace, which now has more than 40 members and a location in downtown Gainesville. At Paracosm, Ian develops the server infrastructure and ensures we can scale computationally to meet demand. He’s most always wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses and no one really understands why. He’s just cool like that.