Join Out in Tech for “Innovation in Dating, Tech Shaping the Way We Love”

February 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, join us for a conversation with the creative minds whose work shapes the way we initiate connections, form meaningful relationships, and search for love. We’ll also explore the engineering processes behind building online dating profiles, investigate the influences of geo-location and other common matchmaking app features. Following the panel, guests will be invited to stay for a networking cocktail reception.

This event for Out in Tech is community supported, meaning that for those are who are able we ask a small donation to cover the costs of the event. Thank you!


Dorie Clark, HBS/Forbes contributor
Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press) and the forthcoming
Stand Out (Portfolio/Penguin). She teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Morgan Stanley, and the World Bank. Connect with her at and on Twitter @dorieclark


Jimena Almendares, CPO at OkCupid
Jimena Almendares leads OkCupid’s desktop, mobile and app products, marketing and business development. Prior to joining OkCupid, she was the Product Director, Engagement and Analytics, for Meetup where she spearheaded the largest redesign of all mobile platforms and led predictive analytics for 16M users. Jimena is a three-time Mexican National Ice Skating Champion and an avid traveler- she has worked in 16 countries, traveled to 42 and speaks several languages.

Eric Bogs, VP of Engineering, Hinge
Before joining Hinge, Eric led engineering teams at Spotify, Etsy, Google and Yahoo.  An avid fan of romance in the digital age, he met his partner on OKCupid, launched a location-based dating app called Wingman in 2010, and in 2001 built the online personals for the (now defunct) XY Magazine.

Eric Silverberg, Founder, CEO, and Primary Developer, SCRUFF
Eric Silverberg is the founder, CEO, and primary developer of SCRUFF, one of the world’s largest gay dating apps. Prior to SCRUFF, Eric was a Product Manager for Google and Software Design Engineer for Microsoft. Eric has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford and MBA from MIT.

Please note that we can only admit ticket holders due to limited capacity, please RSVP now!

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.  


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Must be 21 or older to attend. 

What are the details about getting to the event?

Please check in with security at the 28 W. 23rd Street lobby and take the elevator up to the 4th floor (AppNexus).

From there, please hang your coat, pick up a name tag, and make your way to the Razzle Dazzle event space.


28 West 23rd Street 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010


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