Steve Simpson Lead Software Engineer, StackHPC
Software engineer with 10 years experience spanning a wide range of problems and languages, with an overall focus on systems level code in C/C++. This has ranged from embedded C firmware development for high-performance network switches, to the implementation of a distributed analytical SQL database based on PostgreSQL. Additionally, a stint as an ASIC verification engineer has led to an unhealthy paranoia when it comes testing software. Having lost many hours debugging deadlocks and memory corruptions, is most content when able to solve complex problems with the intelligible, uncomplicated code which is easily understood by others.
Proud of having only ever worked for start-up companies, was mad enough to work for a third. Currently developing private cloud monitoring and distributed scientific application profiling solutions for OpenStack based HPC environments, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, England. Previously a speaker at FOSDEM, PGDay and ACCU conferences on various topics around databases and software development. Dislikes include scope creep, buzzwords and marzipan.