Erin Pañgilinan is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Technology Officer(CCTO) of Salamat.
She is a software engineer and computational designer, author, entrepreneur, and educator who has worked on exponential technologies: the metaverse, Artificial Intelligence(AI), and web3/blockchain/cryptocurrency.
Before the metaverse was a thing, in 2018, Erin conceptualized the internationally acclaimed O’Reilly Media book, Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities: Theory and Practice for Next-Generation of Spatial Computing. Since its publication and release in 2019, its reach is in over 2 dozen countries and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Her chapter focuses on data and machine learning visualization in spatial computing with a focus on use cases in biotech and healthtech.
Erin was selected into fellowships: GitCoin Kernel(2021), Alley – housed out of Verizon Ventures(2019), Oculus Launch Pad –(2018), University of San Francisco Data Institute – Deep Learning Program(2017-2018), Data Ethics Inaugural Class(2020).
Early in her career, Erin worked for 5+ years in civic engagement and was official paid electoral campaign staff for Ro Khanna for Congress(2014) and Obama for America(2012).