Allan Alcorn is an electrical engineer and computer scientist who was the third employee of Atari and chief engineer who designed Pong and several early video games and led the development of many of Atari’s products until 1980. After Atari he worked at Apple as an Apple Fellow where he led a project that developed advanced digital video compression that led to the MPEG video compression standard. In 1993 he started a company that created the first multimedia slot machine that revolutionized the slot machine industry. In 1998 he was a founder of a toy company, Zowie, that spun out of Interval Research. Currently Al works with startups as an advisor and does youth mentoring with a volunteer group Hack the Future. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley.