Zachary "Zack" Sawyer Kopplin is an American political activist, journalist, and television personality from Louisiana. Kopplin has campaigned to keep creationism out of public school science classrooms and been involved with other separation of church and state causes. He has opposed school vouchers because they provide public money to schools which may teach creationism. As a high school student, he organized seventy-eight Nobel laureate scientists in a campaign against the Louisiana Science Education Act, a creationism law. He is also involved with science funding policy and curriculum and textbook policy. His new campaign calls for a launching Second Giant Leap for Humankind, calling for Barack Obama to invest $1 trillion in research and education.
Kopplin has been interviewed on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, where Bill Maher noted, on the show, that Kopplin was the youngest guest ever to appear on his show. MSN.com called Kopplin the Doogie Howser of political activists.
Matei Zaharia is a Romanian-Canadian computer scientist specializing in big data, distributed systems, and cloud computing. He is a co-founder and CTO of Databricks, and an assistant professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He created the Apache Spark project and co-created the Apache Mesos project during his PhD at UC Berkeley, and also designed the core scheduling algorithms used in Apache Hadoop, including the most widely used fair scheduler.
Vikram Vij is a Indo-Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality. He is co-owner, with his wife Meeru Dhalwala, of the Indian cuisine restaurants Vij's and Rangoli in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 2014, Vij has been one of two new "dragon" investors on the Canadian reality show Dragon's Den for its ninth season.
Charlamagne Tha God
Lenard McKelvey, known professionally as Charlamagne Tha God, is a radio and TV personality. He is currently one of the co-hosts of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in New York City with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, and stars in Guy Code, Guy Court and Girl Code, VJ for The Week in Jams with DJ Envy and Sofi Green.
Charlamagne is known for his outspoken and brutally honest rhetoric on The Breakfast Club and on Twitter. He became popular from being on The Wendy Williams Experience with Wendy Williams on VH1. He has also starred on various MTV and MTV2 shows.