Edd Dumbill is a conference chair, editor, writer and programmer based in California. He takes a broad interest in technology and its application, as an enthusiastic dabbler with credentials.
Edd is also the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data.
A belief that computers are there to help people has led Edd to create and grow new businesses. Most recently he was the creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and in 1999 a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing online intellectual property exchange.
Edd has contributed to various open source projects, such as Debian and GNOME, and created the DOAP Vocabulary for describing software projects.