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633 Battery Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA

Use your iPhone/iPad as a movable window amid 360º experiences. Teleport into scenic spots, landmarks, events, hotels and more. License the Sphere SDK to enable the integration of our record, view and share spherical photography technology in your apps and websites. Info: support@theSphere.com

 

Sphere Team

 
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Charles Armstrong
Founder & CEO

  • Inventor / co–inventor of 17 panoramic imaging and mobile technology patents
  • Dynamic public orator, invited to speak at events hosted by the World Travel & Tourism Council, Goldman Sachs, PhoCusWright, and many other travel and panoramic photography organizations
  • Recipient of 7 nationally–recognized innovation awards
  • Pioneering new concepts in business innovation supported by smart adoption of technology; Focused on revenue opportunities, technology efficiencies, and enhanced travel discovery experiences
  • Former founding team member of 35-person ad agency, SPARK
  • Bachelor of Design Arts (Magna Cum Laude with Honors) from MICA
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Balazs Vagvolgyi
Chief Scientist

  • Image/Video Processing and Computer Vision scientist with focus on 2D/3D Imaging; Real-time Data Processing and Analysis; Multithreading; Software Development; and System Design
  • Formerly at the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology — a multi-disciplinary research institution funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the Johns Hopkins University; Also a former Systems Engineer at GE Healthcare VSE
  • Extensive experience with Systems Engineering; Computer Vision, Image Processing, Six Sigma; Medical imaging; ANSI C/C++, POSIX; Objective-C; Visual C++ Win32, MFC; Xcode; Pascal; Assembly; Multithreading; CMake; VTK; CVS; Matlab; Latex; HTML, CSS
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Image Processing) from the University of Veszprem, Hungary
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Wojtek Sczygiol
Senior Mobile Engineer

  • Former Lead Engineer at EyeEm.com (photo sharing community, 3M users, 13M photos), having built the iPhone app from ground up
  • Former Lead Engineer at Edupath.com where Wojtek developed the iPhone app and co-developed the Django-based backend and CMS system
  • 12 years of Java/C/POSIX/OpenGL/GLSL coding experience;
    6 years of Nokia J2ME and iOS mobile engineering experience;
    6 years of Linux/VPN/Postfix/Apache/Postgres admin experience;
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Bremen, Germany;
  • Founding member of codekollektiv.com, a 12-person iOS development agency based in Berlin, Germany
  • Guest lecturer of computer science at the University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon
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Ram (Ramanath) Khalsa
Data Architect, Android Engineer

  • Experienced with cloud based, large scale search, analytic and storage methodologies; Created cloud based system capable of continuously ingesting, aggregating, and processing 140,000 image records per second as well as providing sub second query results across billions of records
  • Former network engineer for the Department of Defense
  • Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins and Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Skilled iOS and Android mobile developer
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Brian Foshee
Rails & iOS Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a B.S. Computer Science from the University of South Florida
  • Responsible for much of the earliest TourWrist platform, including server-side equirect to cube processing, original HTML embed code, most of the former TourWrist app, and some of the most complex, upcoming Sphere services
  • Experience with Ruby, Rails, iOS