social bridgebuilder | photographer | techie | speaker | podcaster | Cloud Foundry Developer Advocate | mqtt.org / Eclipse Paho community lead
Andy Piper is widely known as a Social Bridgebuilder and speaker, and is the Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform-as-a-Service. His passions span a wide variety of areas: cloud, devops, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, Arduino and similar technologies, social computing, education, LEGO, and photography. He is project lead and developer on the Eclipse Paho lightweight messaging project. He works for Pivotal and is based in London.
Andy was previously with IBM Software Group for more than 10 years, as a consultant, strategist, and WebSphere Messaging Community Lead. He has 15 years of experience consulting in enterprise software, has contributed to many Open Source projects, and has helped to organise and run a variety of hackdays, unconferences, and other events. He is also a regular contributor on a number of technology-related podcasts.
Andy holds a Master of Arts (Oxf) in Modern History from Brasenose College, Oxford University, and is a member of bcs, the Chartered Institute for IT.