The 10 Most Important People In The New York Tech Industry

Hilary Mason

Company: Bit.ly, HackNY
Position: Chief Scientist, Founder

Mason's bio best captures her spunky personality: "I <3 data and cheeseburgers" The native New Yorker has a long list of accolades and accomplishments, too, but the most notable may be her gig as Chief Scientist at Bit.ly and as co-founder of HackNY, a "non-profit that helps talented engineering students find their way into the startup community of creative technologists in New York City." To paraphrase Biggie: The sky's the limit.

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