All Your Base Conference 2014 speakers

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Ben Foxall

Developer at White October

Founding member of the Javascript Adventure Club

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David Mytton

Founder & CEO of Server Density

I am the founder of Server Density, a SaaS tool which helps you provision and monitor your infrastructure. Based in the UK, I have been programming in Python and PHP for over 10 years, was one of the earliest production MongoDB users (founding the London MongoDB User Group), was one of the founding members of the Open Rights Group and can often be found cycling in London or drinking tea in Japan.

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Dr Alistair Hann

CTO of Skyscanner

I’m CTO at Skyscanner. With the help of the architecture and labs teams, I create the technical strategy, ensuring that technology meets our business needs be it scaling or creating new products. I left my post-doc in machine learning to found the travel search engine Zoombu, which was acquired by Skyscanner in 2010. Outside work, I love cooking, hiking in the highlands and messing about in boats.

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Ian Plosker

Co-Founder & CTO of Orchestrate.io

I am the CTO and a co-founder of Orchestrate, a startup building a polyglot DBaaS API. As a lifelong programmer, I have built everything from CMS, to bioinformatics platforms and corporate competitive intelligence management systems. Prior to Orchestrate, I worked at Basho Technologies, where I served as Director of Technical Operations for EMEA. Former roles also include Lead Software Engineer and Senior Software Architect at Cipher Systems. I currently live in London.

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Jeni Tennison

Technical Director at Open Data Institute

Jeni Tennison is the Technical Director of the Open Data Institute. She originally trained as a psychologist and knowledge engineer, gaining a PhD in collaborative ontology development from the University of Nottingham. She went on to work as an independent consultant and practitioner, specialising in open data publishing and consumption, including XML, JSON and linked data APIs, before joining the Open Data Institute in 2012. She was awarded an OBE for services to technology and open data in the 2014 New Year Honours.

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Laine Campbell

CEO & Co-Founder of Blackbird.io

I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Blackbird.io, a full-stack devops and database consultancy and operations provider. I have also been a DBA since the late 90s, working on such architectures as Travelocity, Technorati, LiveJournal, Obama for America, Call of Duty and more. When not crafting culture, talking geekery or modelling data, I advocate for open source, underserved populations in technology and enjoy the occasional cigar and whisky by the fire with friends and loved ones.

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Laura Thomson

Senior Engineering Manager at Mozilla Corporation

I’m a Senior Engineering Manager at Mozilla Corporation. I work with the Web Engineering team, which is responsible for the Firefox crash reporting system and other developer tools, and the Release Engineering team, which is responsible for shipping Firefox.

I co-authored PHP and MySQL Web Development and MySQL Tutorial, and I love speaking at Open Source conferences worldwide.

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Michael Widenius

Creator of MySQL & MariaDB

I’m the Founder of MySQL and CEO of Monty Program Ab, who is developing MariaDB. An open source advocate, I have first hand experience in creating and nurturing an open source community, as well as building large, complex applications. My investment company, Open Ocean Capital, is currently supporting innovative technology startups with big communities.

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Ola Gasidlo

Front-end / JavaScript developer at Hoodie

I am a front-end / JavaScript developer, core member of Team Hoodie and organiser of OpenTechSchool Dortmund. I love making the web accessible for everyone, riding the trails and Emma-driven development.

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Patricia Gorla

Cassandra Consultant at The Last Pickle

I’m a Cassandra Consultant at The Last Pickle. We help clients around the globe build and operationalise large-scale, performant systems.

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Yodit Stanton

Founder of OpenSensors.IO

I am a software developer and founder of OpenSensors.IO, with a special interest in machine learning and distributed computation. I spend my time building systems for processing and analysing sensor data for cities.