The following industry experts and mobile visionaries will judge our contest.
Michael(tm) Smith helps the W3C produce its core specifications for browsing technologies and Web applications; in particular, the technologies that are part of the phenomenon known as HTML5. Fun fact: Michael is known to be a skilled beatbox artist.
Hacker, programmer, entrepreneur. His blog is at thisismobility.com and he's @miker on Twitter. Rowehl has been an active participant in this organization and supporter of the local mobile scene ever since.
Peter-Paul Koch is a mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He concentrates on Web technologies, mobile websites, and W3C Widgets.
Unique facts: Koch's publications are featured on several of these technology websites; he frequently speaks at conferences; founded Fronteers (the Dutch association of front-end professionals); and he advises browser vendors on their implementation of Web standards. Currently Peter-Paul Koch has six to twelve mobile phones lying around on his desk. The one thing he never does with any of these phones is make a phone call.
Frederic is a writer for ReadWriteWeb, where he covers breaking news stories and reviews consumer web apps and mobile apps. When he is not surfing the Internet looking for the next big thing, he is working on finishing up his dissertation on English monasteries. You can find him on Twitter @FredericL.
Stormy Peters is Head of Developer Engagement at Mozilla. She is involved in the open web and open source software because the community is full of smart, passionate people that are changing the world!
Before joining Mozilla, Stormy served as Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, set up OpenLogic's Expert Community and founded HP's Open Source Program Office. Before that Stormy wrote software for a few years after she graduated from Rice University with a computer science degree.
Stormy is a frequent keynote speaker and advocate for open source software and the open web at major conferences such as the Open Source Business Conference and the O'Reilly conferences, as well as government organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union. Fun fact: As a kid Storm got to live in lots of fun places - from Barcelona to north of the Arctic circle.
Chris Ziegler has been swapping phones every few weeks since laying out his life savings for a forest green Motorola Lifestyle back when "3G" was still an expression of currency. While he can rarely be found without a pocketful of modern handsets, he's also an avid collector of vintage technology, maintaining a meticulously-curated spread of calculators, PDAs, and electronic oddities spanning three decades. Outside Engadget, Chris has authored books, written for print publications, and is frequently quoted by his own mother.