About Wild Noodle

Wild Noodle develops educational and recruitment software. Our featured product, Herbert, is an algorithm building game consisting of puzzles, which increase in complexity. Herbert can be used to teach children, teenagers, and adults principles of coding, where they can later participate in global competitions. Herbert also can be used as a recruitment tool by companies to hire software engineers.

Management Team
 

Brian Conte, CEO.  Brian has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience and technology expertise. Brian managed the development of Microsoft's first browser in 1985 and later founded hDC, the first Windows software company. Brian ran hDC, later named Express Systems, for 10 years before selling it to WRQ in 1996, where he remained as CTO. Brian spearheaded the development of one of WRQ's most successful products, Express 2000, which generated more than $10 million in its first year. Brian subsequently founded Fast Track and ran Microsoft Imagine Cup Algorithm competition from 2004 to 2008. Brian holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.
Soraya Cardenas-Conte, President.  Dr. Soraya Cardenas-Conte conducts research on issues related to digital society, such as employment, education and the digital divide.  She has presented her work at IEEE AI conferences and is helping build an applied technology bachelors at her college. Dr. Cardenas-Conte is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Researcher of the Year and Presidential Fellow.
Shubhada Paranjape, Director of Development.  Shubhada worked as a team lead for the Objectstar testing group (a product of Fujitsu) for two years. Later, she was the product lead for the e-filing development and support team for two years. Shubhada then joined Brian and her husband Ajey to start and run the Fast Track India operations, and ran it for 15 years. She holds a Masters in Mathematics from Pune University and an advanced diploma in Computer Science.