Derek Gottfrid is a Senior Software Architect and Product Technologist at The New York Times. At the Times, he leads the development of TimesPeople, which adds a social layer to NYTimes.com. He also created Times Machine, a collection of digital archives built on Hadoop and Amazon Web Services, and he built the search engine that powers the NYTimes.com Article Search API. Other projects include DBSlayer, a database connection-pooling layer. Derek is a frequent contributor to the Open blog at http://open.blogs.nytimes.com and is fond of four-letter words (including “open” and “code”).
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