Who to Follow at BbWorld+DevCon19?


Each BbWorld we get more social and this year is no exception. At BbWorld+DevCon19, July 22-25 in Austin, we’ll be tweeting like crazy!

Make sure you’re following @Blackboard and our CEO @BillBallhaus for the biggest announcements throughout the conference. In addition, we’ve cultivated a who’s who list of internal folks to follow that will be sharing all the behind the scenes fun and informative stuff. 

See you on Twitter and in Austin!

Allan Chirstie Follow @ns_allanc

Allan is our VP of eLearning for the APAC region. He has been working in the educational technology area for over 30 years and his passion for its effective use in learning and teaching has not waned.

Ashley Hunsberger Follow @aahunsberger

Ashley is a Quality Architect for Product Development. She’s fascinated by the hardest part of technology—humans! Follow her for insights into quality, testing, and her passion to improve experiences for underrepresented and marginalized people in tech.

Carey Smouse Follow @CareySmouse

Carey is an Account Executive in the Southeast, based just outside of Jackson, MS. Her recent move to the sales side hasn’t changed her passion for Blackboard client and faculty programs, especially the Exemplary Course Program – and you’ll see this in her tweets!  Helping customers with adoption and change management is close to her heart and she’s #TeamUltra and #TeamAlly all the way. Carey is a busy mom to two boys and an adored Labradoodle, a coach’s wife, and loves to cook, spin, and read.

John Scott Follow @johnscottworks ‏

John is a Product and Community Manager on the Blackboard Ally team. He’s spent 2019 “driving” the Inclusion Van on the Ally Tour, connecting with accessibility innovators at campuses around the globe to learn about their journeys to more inclusive education. Along the way, he’s been blogging, tweeting, and producing the Ally Tour Podcast series about his experiences on the road. During his tenure as a teacher and educational researcher, he developed a passion for social justice and equity in education that fuels him on the Road to IncluCity.

Lisa Clark Follow @LisaC_BB

Lisa Clark has over 20 years in higher education currently serving as a Senior Client Manager for Global Strategic Accounts where she supports distance education initiatives for international universities. On Twitter, you’ll find her commenting on Blackboard programs such as the Exemplary Course Program, celebrating accomplishments of our amazing customers, and EdTech topics.

Scott Hurrey Follow @shurrey

Scott’s favorite words are technical, geeky, and developer. Sound like you? Then you’re in for a treat. You’ll find Scott at DevCon and our roadmap sessions answering your questions about integrations, APIs, and upgrades.

Sheryn Anthess Follow @SherynAnthes

Sheryn continues to manage the community programs team, helping to connect customers with each other to increase technology adoption. At BbWorld, you can find her at Community LIVE.

Tim Tomlinson Follow @timtomlinson

Tim is our Chief Product Officer and has been a leader in the LMS market for over a decade.  If he can’t answer your question, he’ll know how to find the person that can.  DevCon attendees won’t want to miss his opening keynote.  In addition to EdTech, expect to find healthy doses of Indiana Basketball and progressive political content in his feed throughout the year.

Vivek Ramgopal Follow @tweetsbyvivek

Vivek is our go-to guy with insider info on BbWorld social events, swag, and Fitbit challenges. This year he’ll be popping up around different spots in the convention center, from Devcon to the Ultra Lounge to the Blackboard Booth. He is also one of the first to talk to you about our new products and has access to behind the scenes info like none other.

Wade Fields Follow @alwaysWCFields

Wade is a Senior Product Manager that eats, sleeps and breaths Learn Ultra. Between his embroidered Ultra pillows and his Ultra pancake breakfast, he loves to talk to clients about Learn Ultra so that he can have a deep understanding on how to make it better. He lives with an Ultra awesome family that includes three Ultra dogs, three Ultra cats, two Ultra great kids and a partridge in a pear tree.