A man of many hats – and beards – Rick gets his hands into everything. By day he’s a senior developer at Relish Interactive where he splits his time as a QA lead, devops engineer and backend developer for websites, apps and games. Previously he spent seven years at NOW Magazine working on nowtoronto.com and later applied his knowledge of the news industry to help get startup Newsana off the ground.

In his role as program advisor for FITC, Rick spends way too much time scanning RSS feeds and Twitter, keeping a pulse on the interactive industry in a constant search for the “who, what and why” at the bleeding edge of technology and design. Rick also runs CreateInTO, a Toronto based meetup of creative technology enthusiasts and practitioners.