froscon2010 - PREVIEW

Free and Open Source Software Conference


Richard Kreuter

Richard Kreuter is a software engineer at 10gen, the company that sponsors the open source project MongoDB. He has wrangled code in bioinformatics, websites, compilers, airfare search, among other randoms. About half a career ago, while boggling at a hairy bioinformatics database schema, he often asked to himself, "Why are we trying to shoehorn as-yet-unstructured facts of cutting-edge science into a data model meant mostly for plumbing parts and payrolls?"