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Thursday, October 8 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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Session Title: Dictionary.com Definition Throw Down

Spelling Bees are so 80s. Come experience a real word challenge— Dictionary.com’s first ever Definition Throw Down, where local Oakland celebs and Bay Area tech elite test their language chops against some of the year’s most perplexing new additions and top trending words, courtesy of the world’s first and largest digitally native dictionary, Dictionary.com. Curious how words make the cut? Our team of trained lexicographers will be on hand to offer tips during the competition and expose how and why words like haptics and agender made our database this year. Come enjoy local craft brews and snacks while getting your word on.

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Kyle Itani

Chef, Hopscotch
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Elizabeth McMillan

CEO, Dictionary.com

Host Companies
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Founded in 1995 and acquired by IAC in 2008, Dictionary.com is the world’s first and largest digitally-native dictionary, accessible across all platforms, from virtually any device. Collectively, our products (including 100 million app downloads) represent the world’s most definitive digital resource for everything word related reaching more than 70 million monthly global users.

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Jason Xu

Student, Dev Bootcamp
I'm a Ruby on Rails developer looking for new opportunities. I'm a hackathon lover and love competing to develop great apps.