July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Alexis Rossi

Alexis Rossi
Director of Web Services, Internet Archive


Alexis Rossi is on her second tour of duty at the Internet Archive, working on a program to archive the entire internet and thinking about questions like: “what does ‘the entire internet’ mean?” and “do we really want it ALL?” Alexis currently manages all aspects of Internet Archive collections work for movies, audio, TV, and books, and runs the Wayback Machine project. From 2006-2008, Alexis managed the audio and video collections and Open Library, as well as working on the Open Content Alliance, and the Zotero/IA project.

Alexis has been working with internet content since 1996, when she discovered that being picky about words in books was good training for being picky about data on computers. She spent several years managing news content at ClariNet (the first online news aggregator), worked as the editorial director at Alexa Internet, and as product manager at Mixercast. Alexis has an MLIS, concentrating on web technologies and interfaces, and enjoys making jewelry, dancing, and baking Cookie Smackdown-winning cookies.


11:10am–11:50am Friday, 07/24/2015
Scale E147/148
VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks), Alexis Rossi (Internet Archive)
Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and download items, as well as data mine the metadata for its entire 12+ Petabyte collection. Read more.