Hall of Fame

We remain eternally grateful to these people for lending their considerable skill set to help us get off the ground and, we trust, endure. Here's hoping the list grows...

 
 
 GYE NYAME  Where do ideas come from? We think we know but prefer to attribute our inspiration to others. 

GYE NYAME

Where do ideas come from? We think we know but prefer to attribute our inspiration to others. 

   Tayyib Smith    Tayyib was one of the people who sat down with founder Kahiga Tiagha to develop the ideas that evolved into the ITEM Meetup. We are grateful that he provided The ITEM a home at  pipeline Philly  in our first year. He also runs  IHHE , a Knight Foundation winning entrepreneurship training Program for Young Entrepreneurs.

Tayyib Smith

Tayyib was one of the people who sat down with founder Kahiga Tiagha to develop the ideas that evolved into the ITEM Meetup. We are grateful that he provided The ITEM a home at pipeline Philly in our first year. He also runs IHHE, a Knight Foundation winning entrepreneurship training Program for Young Entrepreneurs.

  Dacosta Bayley   When he's not building award Winning products like  DCTO  or animated shorts like  Sunny & Gerd , Dacosta contributes his Prodigious talent to our design and style guide. He is responsible for our simple, Elegant idea logo.  He is Owner aand Creative Director of Chocolate Soop, Inc., a creative design studio focusing on toy Desig, illustration, app Design and animated projects. He is also the Creator of  March of Robots .

Dacosta Bayley

When he's not building award Winning products like DCTO or animated shorts like Sunny & Gerd, Dacosta contributes his Prodigious talent to our design and style guide. He is responsible for our simple, Elegant idea logo.  He is Owner aand Creative Director of Chocolate Soop, Inc., a creative design studio focusing on toy Desig, illustration, app Design and animated projects. He is also the Creator of March of Robots.

   Broderick Byers    Thanks to "Bodge" for His Deft handling of MC duties for the first Year of The ITEM. He is Founder of  iSwop , iSwop (I Shop With OUr People) is a marketing service dedicated to urban commerce and lifestyle. It is a mobile app that connects urban businesses to minority consumers 

Broderick Byers

Thanks to "Bodge" for His Deft handling of MC duties for the first Year of The ITEM. He is Founder of iSwop, iSwop (I Shop With OUr People) is a marketing service dedicated to urban commerce and lifestyle. It is a mobile app that connects urban businesses to minority consumers 

  Jon Gosier   For our First meetup on March 16, 2016, Jon Gosier, fresh off  his TED talk , helped Us get off the Start Line with a Bang, by lending us his Brand, presenting the Keynote Address. Jon continues his voracious Appetite for Entrepreneurship with his latest ventures,  Audigent , that provides First Party Audience Data to Drive Performance and  Southbox ,  a diversified investment group.

Jon Gosier

For our First meetup on March 16, 2016, Jon Gosier, fresh off his TED talk, helped Us get off the Start Line with a Bang, by lending us his Brand, presenting the Keynote Address. Jon continues his voracious Appetite for Entrepreneurship with his latest ventures, Audigent, that provides First Party Audience Data to Drive Performance and Southbox,  a diversified investment group.

   Samantha Lyons    Samantha has long been associated with The ITEM but we're singling her our for her Contribution as Chair of our inaugural  inclusion | hack , a career placement event for students of The ITEM Academy and Linux | Cloud Comoputing | Devops professionals. She is also founder of Grace and River, through which she provides Strategic project development and legal oversight.

Samantha Lyons

Samantha has long been associated with The ITEM but we're singling her our for her Contribution as Chair of our inaugural inclusion | hack, a career placement event for students of The ITEM Academy and Linux | Cloud Comoputing | Devops professionals. She is also founder of Grace and River, through which she provides Strategic project development and legal oversight.