Alex wrote publishing and financial software in the City for many years. Whilst looking after legacy compute farms, last decade, he stumbled across Hadoop and never looked back. Now keeping up with and communicating the changes in Hadoop is a full time job.
Nadia co-founded Ignition Works in order to find fun and sustainable ways to build worthwhile software products. She has taught good engineering practices through pair programming at Pivotal Labs and she runs the Ruby Book Club podcast in her spare time.