Techweek Ten: Taylor McKnight, Sched

What was the first piece of tech you fell in love with? It was a Macintosh Classic with a black and white screen. I remember learning how to program on it using HyperCard in a summer camp. I used it to make one of those “choose your own adventure” type games — where you choose door A or door B.

Techweek Ten: Randy Foster, CTO, Rocket Fiber

What was the first piece of technology you fell in love with? Apple IIe, This was the first computer I laid my hands on and from that moment I knew that I wanted to be in the technology field. 2) What’s on the lock screen of your phone?

Techweek Ten: Brendan McCarthy, Techweek

What was the first piece of technology you fell in love with? Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). My mom got my dad a NES for their anniversary. I remember my mom would hide our copy of Contra in a cabinet above the stove because it was too violent for a five-year old.

Techweek Ten: Camelia Rodriguez, Techweek

Probably the TV. My parents say when I was about 3 years old I learned how to operate our TV and VCR on my own and I played my Little Mermaid VHS over and over again everyday.  What’s on the lock screen of your phone?

Techweek Ten: Rebekah Keida, Techweek

What was the first piece of technology you fell in love with? The moment that I saw Jurassic Park, I was hooked on computers and being a hacker. I have been frugal ever since childhood, so much so that I would bring all of my savings with me wherever I went.

Techweek Ten: Chris Bordeaux, Techweek

Nintendo NES. My mom surprised me with the gaming system and the Ninja Turtles game. If you know me well, you know that I absolutely love the Ninja Turtles. Too bad I’m not wearing my Ninja Turtles socks right now. What’s on the lock screen of your phone?

Techweek Ten: Brad Schnitzer, Techweek

AOL Instant Messenger. Cultivating my buddy profile and making witty away messages were some of the most formative moments of my childhood. What’s on the lock screen of your phone? It’s the logo of the Miracle League baseball field. Our non-profit is currently building it in Nashville, TN.

Techweek Ten: Amanda Signorelli, Techweek

That’s easy - a smartphone. I was young enough that those were a big deal when they came out. I’m pretty sure I was in high school at the time. I remember being able to open Safari and use the internet on your phone was a big deal.

Techweek Ten: Tyler Coppock, Techweek

PlayStation. Twisted Metal. I’m sure I had NBA and NHL games. WWF games (not WWE games). Triple H. I was probably six when it came out. I was just a normal kid. What’s on the lock screen of your phone? It’s a photograph that I took that I like.

Techweek Ten: Ted Serbinski, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility

Techweek Ten is an intimate look into the daily lives of tech’s most prominent personalities. Sit in as we explore the intersection of nostalgia, habits, and tech with industry leaders. 1) What was the first piece of technology you fell in love with? I would have to say the video games I played on the family computer.

Techweek Ten: Billy Puckett, Techweek

I had a remote control fire truck when I was about 4 years old. The remote could turn on the siren and lights and extend the ladder. My brother hated it, which made me love it even more. If I had that toy today I would still play with it while FaceTiming my brother.