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==George Oates==
George is the lead for the Internet Archive Open Library and has worked on the web since 1996, in a variety of roles that normally revolve around front-end design and online community. She is entirely comfortable with "amateur" metadata creation and hopes to explore this within the context of Open Library. Prior to her work at IA George was a lead on the Flickr Commons Initiative. Currently George also serves as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. You can see more on her at http://www.abitofgeorge.com/ and http://www.archive.org/about/bios.php. She has a great article about software community on A List Apart - http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fromlittlethings. --mcdonald
 
==Steve Yegge==
Staff Software Engineer, Google
 
"Steve started high school at age 11 and graduated at 14. He then made the only logical choice, which was to play guitar in garage bands until he was 18, when he joined the U.S. Navy as a nuclear reactor operator. Steve went on to earn his B.S. in computer science from the University of Washington, then spent five years at Geoworks developing operating systems software in 8086 assembly language. He worked at various startups, then spent just under seven years at Amazon.com as a senior software development manager. In his spare time Steve built a massively multiplayer RPG that garnered him a grand prize at Comdex in 2002. Steve has been a Googler since 2005 and plans to stay there forever." -- http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/user/view/e_spkr/3489
 
Yegge recently delivered a keynote at OSCON Data 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKmQW_Nkfk8
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