Bio: Mason joined Bit.ly in 2009, to “find sense in vast data sets” such as 80 million links per day. She’s also a co-founder of HackNY (hackny.org), a non-profit organization that connects talented student hackers from around the world with startups in NYC. Before Bit.ly, Mason was Research Professor with Johnson & Wales University.
Quotable quote: “Teaching someone to program is like giving them a superpower.”
Papers/presentations/posts/interviews: Short URLs, Big Fun (video); Web 2.0 Summit: The Secrets of our Data Subconscious; Bit.ly Data Scientist Hilary Mason Spills the Beans at Strata; Hilary Mason: From Tiny Links, Big Insights