CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is well known for its LHC particle accelerator, and the discovery of the Higgs particle. Unsurprisingly, innovation in Engineering and Information Technology are key to its success; technologies, such as Computing Grids, the World-Wide-Web, and capacitive touch screens all began at CERN. In this presentation, Derek Mathieson gives an introduction to CERN from an IT perspective. After more than 25 years working at CERN, Derek will share his unique insights of this extraordinary organization at the heart of Europe.


About Derek Mathieson

A 27-year veteran in the industry, Derek Mathieson leads CERN’s Administrative Information Systems group. He has a breadth of IT experience that includes embedding systems to control CERN’s particle accelerators; debugging one of the world’s first web browsers; writing device drivers for high-speed optical networks; and building CERN’s e-Business applications and most recently data-warehouses.

CERN, from an IT Perspective

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- Mark is co-founder of and organiser of Devoxx UK. He is involved in several technical community initiatives, including Outside of work he can be found bumbling around the countryside in his VW camper rediscovering his inner hippie, giving his opinion to anyone who'll listen - and many who won't anyway.

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