Software Engineer / IBM Blockchain
Anna Derbakova is a software engineer for the IBM Blockchain team. She is a contributor to the Linux Foundation Hyperledger project and spends time designing and implementing new API and SDK functionality. She is passionate about open source and enjoys working with developers who build applications with the Hyperledger platform. In her spare time Anna is involved in outreach initiatives and particularly enjoys teaching robotics workshops to children.
Champions of SETI Forward
Dane Glasgow is the Vice President of Google, co-founder, and CEO of Neoglyphic Entertainment, Vice President of Global Product Management at eBay, Director of Program Management at Microsoft Live Search, General Manager for the Windows Live Portal & Information Services Client team, President of Jump.com, and Vice President of the Ithaca Division of Meetinghouse Technologies.
Lew Levy worked with the SETI Institute to initiate the SETI Forward Endowed Fund, established to encourage and support undergraduates entering the SETI field. He is a long-term supporter of the University of California Berkeley’s SETI Research Center, which sustains his avid obsession for space science.
Lew’s also a long-standing member of The Planetary Society and also promotes citizen interest and participation in multiple aspects of space science. Lew’s interest in SETI is his desire for an answer to the question of “Are we alone?”. Lew’s greatest desire is to discover biology outside the Earth’s biosphere in his lifetime and to enable the ongoing search for life, especially technological life, outside the Earth.
His Earth-focused passions include skiing, hiking, baseball (watching), and volunteering at the American Red Cross. Lew earned his BS in Information Technology and Accounting from the University of Baltimore, where he grew up. Lew’s career as a software developer has spanned 40-years crossing multiple disciplines and industries. Lew is currently responsible for the testing of a mainframe to web server technology transfer of a 1 billion row database in Sacramento, California. Throughout his career, he authored technical articles and led special interest groups (SIG) focused on his technology specialty. Being an avid Star Trek fan and a career technologist makes Lew a natural SETI supporter and patron.
About the SETI Institute
Founded in 1984, the SETI Institute is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary research and education organization whose mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. Our research encompasses the physical and biological sciences and leverages expertise in data analytics, machine learning and advanced signal detection technologies. The SETI Institute is a distinguished research partner for industry, academia and government agencies, including NASA and NSF.
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” - Carl Sagan