AI's Team of App Experts
Ash Donaldson – User Experience
Ash is a leading user experiencer and behaviour designer, having worked with many leading brands over the last fifteen years. He's a regular TEDx speaker and TED invitee. The favorite app Ash has worked on, is FetchTV, which allowed him to build a continuous experience across different phones, tablets and televisions.
Claudia Sagripanti – Mobile Marketing
Claudia's been a thought leader in mobile marketing since the early 1990s. She was the founding chair of AIMIA. In addition to expertise in marketing mobile apps, she brings a background in early stage funding to the Course. Claudia loves being surprised by new music on her Pandora app.
Vijay Santhanam – Mobile Development
Vijay's a co-founder of AppInstruct. He won the Vodafone Java Games Challenge in 2003 with his Skidlock Racer mobile game. Vijay taught various School of Software subjects at University of Technology, Sydney from 2010-12. He has built numerous apps for Big Name clients, including the Lasoo app and Optus (Australia's second largest mobile carrier). His favorite app is Tweetbot, for its beautiful design and elegant functionality.
Alan Zeino – Mobile Development
Alan is a journeyed mobile developer, having engineered software for many startups and enterprises over five years. A former Apple WWDC Student Scholarship recipient, Alan taught Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction at UNSW, with experience as an Engineer at Yahoo and Facebook. Alan worked on 7Sport and PLUS7 for iOS, and his favorite app is Instagram as he loves to snap photos on the go.
Iain Dowling – User Interface Design
Iain's a co-founder of AppInstruct. An experienced interaction designer, having worked on many startups his notable achievements include making the world's first real-time multiplayer game for mobile, Goal!, and beating Google to market with a mobile mapping product, Maps2Mobiles. Iain worked with Vijay on the Lasoo and Optus Recharge Now apps.
Nicholas Wright – Strategy & Law
Nic is a co-founder and CEO of AppInstruct. Prior to founding the Course, Nic was a leading corporate lawyer, advising many big name clients including Westpac, the NSW State Government and KKR. Nic is actively involved in the startup space, mentoring other founders with product, fundraising and legal advice. Nic's favorite app is WhatsApp, allowing him to remain in regular contact with his family in England and America.