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Mentor Session: Damon Clinkscales

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Damon Clinkscales Shepherd Podlabs

Damon Clinkscales is the API Lead at VitalSource, one of the world's most widely used e-textbook platforms. He's also the founder of Austin on Rails, a top tier Ruby on Rails community. In 2012, Austin was selected as the site of the 7th Annual Rails Conference (RailsConf). In his spare time, he is the Managing Director of FounderDating Austin, a premier online network for finding potential co-founders. He also serves as a mentor to Longhorn Startup Lab, a program designed to encourage student entrepreneurship at the University of Texas. Damon loves to help others along their path and uses the resources he has to make connections happen and shares what he has learned along the way.