Robert Schwentker is a technology evangelist with a passion for working with developer and startup communities. He has extensive programming, developer relations & systems experience at large enterprises & financial service organizations like American Express, Toyota Financial Services & Citigroup.
He recently joined PayPal's Americas developer & incubator relations team. Previously at American Express, he worked with the Amex Ventures team in startup & developer communities.
As one of the key community leaders instrumental for fostering the Silicon Valley Developer Communities of Google, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter, he organizes hackathons and meetups. He has served as mentor for Hub Ventures in San Francisco and for SF Startup Weekend NEXT.
For over a decade he has volunteered for the MA Math NGO, Kerala, India, working on numerous projects including developing their Hospital Information System, as well as teaching programming & mentoring CS PhD candidates at Amrita University. Robert graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.