Sean Uberoi Kelly is a vice president of product development at Zynga, where he oversees the execution and development of new mobile products. Based in San Francisco, Sean joined Zynga in 2009 as a General Manager of games such as FishVille, and was the co-creator and General Manager of CityVille, the first game to reach 100 million players world-wide in less than 30 days.
Before joining Zynga, Sean worked as an entrepreneur and technologist, and co-founded Rocket Paper Scissors, LLC, the creator of the social gaming world Dizzywood.com. He also spent five years at Microsoft Research as a researcher and software developer, specializing in the intersection of community, technology and user-generated content. During his time at Microsoft Research, he founded the social network Wallop.com. Sean also co-founded and served as CTO of eTonal Media, producing music instruction and retail web properties.
Sean earned his B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University. He also attended the University of Vermont for post-baccalaureate work in Computer Science before completing a Masters in Interactive Media at New York University’s ITP program. From 2000-2005 he was also an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching Masters level design and prototyping classes such "The Multi-User Experience" and "Rapid Prototyping for Social Software".
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|Apr 2, 2013||New York Observer - OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter Departs Zynga; Will Be Replaced by VP of Mobile Sean Kelly|
|Apr 2, 2013||TechCrunch - OMGPOP Head Dan Porter Leaves Zynga A Year After $180M Acquisition, Former CityVille GM Steps In|
|Apr 2, 2013||ZD Net - Another executive shuffle at Zynga as former OMGPOP CEO leaves|
|Jul 31, 2012||TechCrunch - Zynga And Bump Delve Into Their Social-Mobile Future This Friday At The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp|
|Aug 27, 2008||Gigaom - Dizzywood Gets $1 Million For Kids Virtual Worlds|
|Aug 27, 2008||The Next Web - The Next Web|
|Jan 5, 2007||Gigaom - Another Wallop Exec Leaves|
|Dec 29, 2006||Gigaom - Wallop Inventor leaves the company|