What Makes Us Tick

About Us

Asterisk’s mission is to bring people together and inspire through the power of shared experiences.

Formed in 2014 as HackDFW, Asterisk started out with a goal of hosting one of the largest hackathons in Texas. Now, several years later, Asterisk is an event-hosting powerhouse with strong community ties and a dedicated team of event professionals. We strive to create meaningful experiences that inspire, move, and engage those who help to shape the future in collaboration with our clients, sponsors, and other community partners.

Asterisk seeks to help create a community for all with consistent integrity and humility, in a space where anything is possible.

Our Team

Adam Kila
Executive Director
Adil Shaikh
Co-Founder and Board Member
Edward Li
Chief Strategy Officer
Fabian Kim
Visual Designer
Gavin Pham
Chief Innovation Officer
Jake Walsh
Chief Product Officer
Jake Wilkerson
Marketing and Community Outreach Director
José Michael Torres
Experience Coordinator
Kevin Chung
Technical Lead
Morgan Monzingo
Team Coordinator
Muhammad Khatri
Staff Software Engineer
Nate Shook
Experience Coordinator
Zach Eisenhauer
Software Engineer

Join us on our journey to move, engage, and inspire people around the world and around the corner.

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