James Bryan Graves

James Bryan speaks English

Topics: App Development, Development, Start-ups

Services: Presentation, Workshop

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James Bryan Graves

James Bryan Graves


James is a computer scientist, workshop leader, maker, lecturer and community organizer.

He is the founder of Hackers & Founders in Amsterdam, arguably one of the largest and historically relevant start-up communities in the city and a proven model for de-professionalization. Hackers & Founders is also a boutique co-working space with a 90 desks and 40+ million Euro deal flow.

James also co-founded Stichting Hackers & Designers which has raised hundreds of thousands of Euros to run 3 years of consecutive summer school programs to promote knowledge sharing between 100+ international students and workshop leaders around art, design and technology. Hackers & Designers has completed multiple workshop series around the world including multi-week tours through North America, China and Europe.

James has a Computer Science degree from Perdue University and is currently interested in the post-neo-liberal start-up era, critical founding and self-organization. He speaks about Community Organization, Technology, Computer Science, Art, Design, Startups/Entreprenuerism, Co-working, Cultural, Economic and Political theory.

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