Volunteer Committee Chairs

Dion Ridley has spent the last 13 years in the tech startup space. Dion is currently CTO of Merus. Dion's passion for technology has led him to take on many different roles along his journey, building great teams and growing tech companies both in New York and in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Of the companies he has worked for he has helped lead two of them to successful acquisitions by Sybase and Dell.

Dan Vingo is a computer programmer and entrepreneur. Dan has been tinkering with computers since elementary school, yet is increasingly frustrated by how difficult they are to use and program. His main interests revolve around solving this problem by building tools and interfaces that facilitate the use and understanding of information. He is applying that same skill set to help grow the Queens technical community and hopes to lower the barriers of entry for everyone.