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Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.
In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.
Mr. Black most recently cofounded and was CEO of Boundary. He a recognized expert in large-scale technology infrastructure design, implementation,and operation. Previously, he was an engineering director in the ECN group at Microsoft Windows Live, where he helped build one of the largest content delivery networks in the world. As the manager of website engineering at Amazon, he lead the design and implementation of a new, layer 3 network for Amazon’s production network. As principal engineer for Amazon infrastructure, he co-authored the first documents on what later became EC2. As senior manager for information security, he owned and successfully delivered Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI DSS compliance for Amazon infrastructure, including the critical payments processing systems. His work in the Internap R&D team resulted in his being awarded 3 patents in Internet routing and traffic optimization. Mr. Black is also co-author on several IETF RFCs on MPLS control protocols and IPv6 network operations.
Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.
Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring.
Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.
He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.
Dwight is CEO of 10gen which sponsors the open source MongoDB project. Dwight is an active MongoDB committer.
Dwight was cofounder of DoubleClick and CTO of DoubleClick for 10 years. Dwight is the original architect of the DoubleClick DART ad serving system.
Tom Quisel is OkCupid’s Director of Technology. For the past four years, he’s been devoted to helping millions across the world find love through smarter algorithms and better data analysis. Currently, Tom is giving his all learning to lead the phenomenally talented technical team at OkCupid. The path is as littered with pitfalls as it is with opportunities, but he wouldn’t trade it for any other position in the world. Tom has a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon where he focused on Statistics and Machine learning. Tom also studied bioinformatics at EPFL in Switzerland, where he co-authored a paper on extracting meaningful information from large but noisy biological datasets. In his free time Tom loves to hike the hills of upstate New York, crossing his fingers that the servers stay up.
Steve Yegge is a software engineer with over twenty years of industry experience. He has worked on everything from embedded systems to distributed systems to e-commerce, online games and much more. Steve has been at Google for the past eight years, where he has worked on Ads and Music systems, and most recently on a project to organize and serve all the world’s compiler output. Prior to joining Google, Steve was a Senior Engineering Manager at Amazon.com, where he spent nearly seven years leading teams in Developer Tools and Customer Service systems. Steve graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Computer Science.