Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was the founding editor of the journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference-management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual-property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books including O’Reilly’s Learning Rails. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog, Eddology.
Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.
Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at sarahnovotny.com.
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