Come one, come all for an opportunity to chat with the Swype Product Guru, Mr. Aaron Sheedy! Do you have a burning question you want to ask about Swype? Is there something that you love or hate that you want to share with the Swype Team? Want to suggest a feature? Now is your chanceto  join us for a chat and let your voice be heard!

Please join us on Wednesday, August 29th from 11:00-12:00 EDT.  Aaron Sheedy, Nuance’s VP of Mobile Product, and his loyal team of Swypers will be available Here and on the Swype Facebook Page to chat with fans.  To join the chat on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #SwypeChat.

Now, let’s take a minute to get acquainted with our chat panel:

Aaron Sheedy, VP Mobile Products, Nuance Mobile
About Me: I couldn’t be happier to participate in this live chat with our Swype fans!  I’ve been with Swype since the beginning, and following the acquisition by Nuance last year I was excited to take over the role of expanding Nuance’s mobile text input business. While at Swype, I was the COO and was responsible for bringing Swype’s innovative text input solution to market. I have over 13 years of experience in interactive media strategy and business development and have held numerous VP-level roles in both new technology startups and established companies, including Microsoft, Verisign and Digeo.

Hobbies: Riding my bike and running ridiculous distances.

Favorite Swype Feature: The whole living keyboard! It grows and evolves based on the needs and wants of the user.
What I’m most looking forward to in the chat: Having an open dialogue with Swype users to getting a better understanding of what they love about Swype and any improvements they would like to see.



The Swype Finger, Brand Spokesperson and Swype aficionado

About Me:  I joined Swype in 2002 as co-founder and the public face of the company.  In the years since, I have been cheerfully representing the Swype brand with my outgoing personality and vibrant colors.  Many people might think I’m just  another pretty foam finger , but they’d be surprised to find out I’m actually a bit of a tech geek myself and know quite a bit about ‘the industry’! But don’t get me wrong, my number one job as the brand’s spokesperson is to bring an energetic persona to our loyal Swype enthusiasts.  What can I say?  I love my job! 

Hobbies: Traveling the world, going to baseball games, candlelit dinners, caressing glossy smart phone screens…

Favorite Swype Feature: Being able to “Swype” the keyboard with your finger…obviously! J

What I’m most looking forward to in the chat: Hearing from MY … I mean OUR fans!

So how can you participate?

Go here and log in with your Facebook or Twitter account, or…

–          On the Swype Facebook page

–          Use the hastag #SwypeChat during the chat and our panel will see your questions

–          Use your iPhone and Android to view the chat – our chat software will automatically detect the type of smartphone you’re using


We hope to see you all there!


Yumi Huh

About Yumi Huh

As director of strategic partnerships for the mobile division, Yumi evangelizes the importance of intelligent personal assistants to key OEM and software application partners. Yumi joined Nuance in 2012 and ran the mobile product marketing team. Prior to that she held product marketing and communications roles at Samsung Mobile, Xbox and Sur La Table. Yumi has a B.A. from Wellesley College, completed an executive marketing program from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management and has earned an advanced level sommelier certification from Wine Spirit Education Trust.