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Bob Walker (GemStone Systems, Inc.), Avi Bryant (Dabble DB)
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Bob Walker

GemStone Systems, Inc.

After having lots of fun using computers for theatrical lighting, Bob migrated into enterprise computing. For the past sixteen years he’s done enterprise OO using Smalltalk, Java, and more recently Ruby. His interest in native-language object persistence eventually brought him to GemStone, where he¹s worn as many hats as days in the week: qa guy, engineer, architect, trainer, consultant, performance-tuner and project manager.

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Avi Bryant

Dabble DB

Avi Bryant is a founder and co-CEO of Dabble DB, a venture-backed startup based in Vancouver, BC. He’s also the creator of the Seaside web framework, and has given keynotes at RailsConf, Smalltalk Solutions, and elsewhere about his unusual – some say heretical – approaches to web development.

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