Office Hour with Lisa Green and Greg Lindahl

Expo Hall (Table D)

Interested in using the web as a dataset? Come chat with Lisa Green (Common Crawl) and Greg Lindahl (blekko) about your ideas, and we’ll try to help you get started using Common Crawl’s crawl data, url index, other free and open web datasets, or even your own crawler.

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Lisa Green

Common Crawl

Lisa Green is the Director at the Common Crawl Foundation where she oversees the foundation’s mission of building, maintaining and openly disseminating a comprehensive crawl of the web. Prior to joining Common Crawl, she was the Chief of Staff at Creative Commons. Lisa holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of California Berkeley, lives in San Francisco and is passionate about open systems.

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Greg Lindahl


Greg Lindahl is the CTO and Founder at blekko, a new search engine. Prior to blekko, Greg was Founder and Distinguished Engineer at PathScale, at which he was the architect of the InfiniPath low-latency InfiniBand HCA, used to build tightly-coupled supercomputing clusters. Greg also worked on the GPLed EKOPath compiler suite. Prior to PathScale’s founding in 2001, he worked on commodity Linux clusters at HPTi, including the 1999 Forecast Systems Lab system, which was the first time a Linux cluster won a conventional supercomputing procurement. Prior to this, he worked on the Legion “grid” distributed OS project at the University of Virginia, and for D. E. Shaw & Co., a New York investment bank.


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