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Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204

Opening remarks by the OSCON Data program chairs, Sarah Novotny and Bradford Stephens.

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Sarah Novotny


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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Bradford Stephens


Bradford is the founder and CEO of Drawn to Scale, creators of the
Spire database. Spire is a SQL database built on Hadoop and HBase,
similar to Google F1. Drawn to Scale has customers powering large web
apps, mobile infrastructures, telecoms, social networks, and more. A
long-time user of Hadoop and HBase, Bradford has built large
infrastructures at various startups and enterprises, and worked on
Microsoft SQL Server. He holds degrees in Computer Science and
Political Science, and spent several years as a Campaign Manager in
politics at the Presidential and U.S. House levels.