Formerly a professor at PUC-Rio, her research interests are Software Engineering, and its applications to Knowledge Representation, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and Cloud Computing. She is the author of over 70 research papers in conference proceedings and journals, in addition to books and conference proceedings. She received numerous research grants from public institutions and private industry, including CNPq, NASA, CNRS, IBM, Hewlett Packard and CAPES. She is the Publications Director of the Brazilian Computer Society, and IFIP’s TC-1 Secretary. She was recently awarded the Software Engineering Foundation Innovation Award for her work in Cloud Computing conceptual modeling, and with the Sócio Destaque award, for her work developing international scientific journals for the Brazilian Computer Society.
Her CV, with a full list of projects, awards, and publications is available at: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5297074319265251
In 1993, Rob Page and Paul Everitt co-founded Digital Creations, the creators of the first open source application server. Paul served in a number of positions, including Vice President of Products and CEO. During his tenure, Paul helped transition Zope from a proprietary application server to a leading open source solution, including 3 rounds of venture capital in excess of $14M.
Prior to Zope Corporation, Paul was an officer in the United State Navy where he launched www.navy.mil in 1993 as one of the first thousand public websites in the world. He also attended the first Python "conference" in 1994 and bootstrapped both the Python Software Foundation and the Plone Foundation.
Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra
Computer Engineer graduated from Unicamp where he conquered a self-sponsored MSc and PhD.
Performing in the brazilian software industry since 1996, now holding the position of software specialist at Globo.com (one of the biggest news portals in Brazil). Python enthusiast since 1997, and first translator of GvR's tutorial to Brazilian Portuguese in 2001.
Organized the firstdor national Python Conference at Unicamp in 2005 with the help of Rubens Queiroz. One of the founding members of APyBr - The Brazilian Python Association to promote Python Conferences. Awarded with the first Dorneles Treméa Prize together with the amazing Luciano Ramalho in 2011.
Last but not least, a humble hacker with modest computing skills dwarfed by the gigantic excellence of Pythonists in Brazil and world wide!