Edward Betts

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

Hello, I'm Edward. I build web apps, web scrapers, databases, and search engines. I reverse engineer legacy systems and data formats. I've been programming for Big Data since I was a puppy.

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
2019 WikidataCon speaker Berlin Wikidata
2019 State of the Map speaker Heidelberg, Germany OpenStreetMap
2019 Wikimania 15 speaker Stockholm, Sweden Wikimedia
2019 FOSDEM speaker Brussels Free software
2018 GLAMWiki speaker Tel Aviv, Israel GLAM
2018 Mini-Debconf Hamburg, Germany Debian
2018 FOSDEM Brussels Free software
2017 Mini-Debconf speaker Cambridge, UK Debian
2017 ORGCon London Digital rights
2017 OpenTech 2017 London Technology and democracy
2016 State of the Map Brussels OpenStreetMap
2015 Mini-Debconf Cambridge, UK Debian
2015 Debconf 15 Heidelberg, Germany Debian
2015 OpenTech 2015 London Technology and democracy
2015 FOSDEM Brussels Free software
2014 Mini-Debconf Cambridge, UK Debian
2014 Wikimania 10 Barbican, London Wikipedia
2014 Startup school London Y Combinator
2014 The Data Summit London input.io
2014 State of the Map EU Karlsruhe, Germany OpenStreetMap
2014 HackTheTownHall 2014 London Disaster preparedness
2013 Mini-Debconf Cambridge Debian
2012 Ideas Economy: Information 2012 San Francisco Big data
2012 Amigos Technology Online Conference speaker Online Library technology
2011 Books in Browsers San Francisco Internet Archive
2011 NISO E-Book Annotation Sharing and Social Reading San Francisco Books
2010 Wolfram Data Summit speaker Washington DC Wolfram Alpha
2010 Books in Browsers San Francisco Internet Archive
2009 5th COMMUNIA Workshop speaker London OKFN
2008 State of the Map Limerick, Ireland OpenStreetMap
2008 Open Library Developers Meeting San Francisco Open Library
2007 Hack Day London London Yahoo
2005 London Web Frameworks Night London Web frameworks
2005 LUG Radio Live Wolverhampton, UK Linux
2005 Wikimania 1 Frankfurt, Germany Wikipedia
2005 OpenTech 2005 London Technology and democracy
2004 Linux Expo London Linux
2004 London Perl Workshop London Perl
2003 UKUUG Linux Developers' Conference Edinburgh, UK Linux
2003 Debconf 3 Oslo, Norway Debian
2002 UKUUG Linux Developers' Conference Bristol, UK Linux
2001 Hackers at large Twente, Netherlands Hacker con
2001 Debconf 1 Bordeaux, France Debian
2001 Colorado Linux Info Quest Denver Linux
2000 Debconf 0 Bordeaux, France Debian
2000 LinuxTag Stuttgart, Germany Linux
2000 Linux Expo London Linux
1999 Linux Kongress Augsburg, Germany Linux