Michael E. Meyers is an Emmy-nominated technologist and entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience managing and leading local and globally distributed teams. His most recent startup, RHO Ventures-backed NowPublic.com, pioneered citizen journalism, user-generated content, and crowdsourcing. As CTO of The Clarity Digital Group, which acquired NowPublic in 2009, Michael led Examiner.com’s migration to open source technology, launching the first Drupal-based top-100 Internet property. Previously as a founding member of domain name marketplace Afternic.com, Michael led development efforts from the company’s launch through its acquisition and integration into Register.com in 2000. During his tenure at Register.com, a top 100 site, Michael led web development across all business units and subsidiaries for the second-largest domain name registrar in the world. A passionate open source advocate, Michael currently serves as an advisor to the Drupal Association board, several early-stage startups, and is a regular speaker at industry events.