Edward Betts

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Edward Betts
The Internet Archive
Aaron Swartz, Internet activist
At the London School of Economics
About me

I'm Edward. I build web apps, web scrapers, databases, and search engines. I reverse engineer legacy systems and data formats. I was programming for Big Data before the term was coined.

I've worked with Internet visionaries Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle, Ted Nelson Jason Scott and John Gilmore.

I've contributed to Wikipedia, Open Library, Wikimedia Commons, Debian, OpenStreetMap, Linux and BusyBox.

Year Conference Location Topic
1999 Linux Kongress Augsburg, Germany Linux
2000 Linux Expo London Linux
2000 LinuxTag Stuttgart, Germany Linux
2000 Debconf 0 Bordeaux, France Debian
2001 Colorado Linux Info Quest Denver Linux
2001 Debconf 1 Bordeaux, France Debian
2001 Hackers at large Twente, Netherlands Hacker con
2002 UKUUG Linux Developers' Conference Bristol, UK Linux
2003 Debconf 3 Oslo, Norway Debian
2003 UKUUG Linux Developers' Conference Edinburgh, UK Linux
2004 London Perl Workshop London Perl
2004 Linux Expo London Linux
2005 Open Tech 2005 London Open Source
2005 Wikimania 1 Frankfurt, Germany Wikipedia
2005 LUG Radio Live Wolverhampton, UK Linux
2005 London Web Frameworks Night London Web frameworks
2007 Hack Day London London Yahoo
2008 Open Library Developers Meeting San Francisco Open Library
2008 State of the Map Limerick, Ireland OpenStreetMap
2009 5th COMMUNIA Workshop speaker London OKFN
2010 Books in Browsers San Francisco Internet Archive
2010 Wolfram Data Summit speaker Washington DC Wolfram Alpha
2011 NISO E-Book Annotation Sharing and Social Reading San Francisco Books
2011 Books in Browsers San Francisco Internet Archive
2012 Ideas Economy: Information 2012 San Francisco Big data
2012 Bitcoin 2012 London Bitcoin