Simply put, Jesse builds smart things. For those who like a little more detail, Jesse is an electromechanical engineer who ran his own firm in San Francisco, built iOS accessories at Apple, and is now at Square.
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Reading Maley is an electrical engineer who presently works at a hardware startup designing audio and video circuits. A veritable jack-of-all-trades, he helps conceive and create challenges for Shinteki, specializing in large-scale and technical construction projects.
Martin is a long-time software engineer and entrepreneur. He was a founder of the search engine Excite and recently helped build Donna, a personal assistant app for the iPhone. At Shinteki, Martin helps with all things technological, from custom software to secure user accounts.
Ian is a software engineer with an ill-planned background in chemistry, ecology, and classical Japanese poetry, making him the very model of a modern puzzle snob. He’s also convinced that his love of finding patterns will eventually turn him into John Nash circa the middle of A Beautiful Mind.
Linda has a background in Applied Earth Science and Zoo Keeping. Her love of nature and unusual scenery come to the fore in her location scouting for Shinteki events. In addition, Linda develops many activity-based challenges and oversees event organization.
David Andre is a PhD in Artificial Intelligence with an extensive background in stage and set design. In addition to serving as the main IT guy at Shinteki and dreaming up elaborate challenges for our events, David is a serial entrepreneur and is presently CEO and CTO of Cerebellum Capital.
Even as a child, Brent’s love of puzzles, games and immersive activities knew no bounds. With a background in creative writing, he has been developing puzzle-based adventures since 1994. A formidable puzzler and relentless game-player, Brent oversees the challenges and story lines for Shinteki events.
Save the date! Decathlon 9 will run on May 24 and again on May 31, 2014.
The 2014 Puzzle of the Month will be a competition with prizes. Create a free account now.
Thank you to everyone who played in Decathlon 8. See our Facebook page for photos.