Jeff Passetti is a cross-media designer and professor, specializing in website design. He teaches at StartFast Code, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Information Students (iSchool) at Syracuse University. He recently collaborated on three award-winning journalism websites: The Fall Workshop, Family. Life and Dome 35.
Chedy Hampson is founder and president of TCGplayer.com, a Web-based marketplace serving people who buy and sell collectible gaming cards. These are fans of games such as Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and HeroClix.
The company has grown significantly in the last few years.
Hampson launched TCGplayer.com about 15 years ago. The company progressed, and then Chedy and his team hit upon an innovative way to organize products from hundreds of sellers combined with his own insights into the market.
His elevator speech:
"TCGplayer.com is an online marketplace that combines the sellers for collectible gaming into one location to compete on the price. It's similar to eBay."
John is a software professional with broad experience from e-commerce and application integration to user interface design. While his experience and projects have varied, his desire to create innovative and usable systems has remained. John is continually researching diverse disciplines in order to advance and improve human-computer interaction.