Yaron Minsky heads the technology group at Jane
Street, a proprietary trading firm that is the largest
industrial user of OCaml. He was responsible for
introducing OCaml to the company and for managing the
company's transition to using OCaml for all of its core
infrastructure. Today, billions of dollars worth of
securities transactions flow each day through those
systems. Yaron obtained his PhD in Computer Science from
Cornell University, where he studied distributed systems.
Yaron has lectured, blogged, and written about OCaml for
years, with articles published in Communications of
the ACM and the Journal of Functional
Programming. He chairs the steering committee of the
Commercial Users of Functional Programming, and is a
member of the steering committee for the International
Conference on Functional Programming.
Anil Madhavapeddy is an Associate Professor at the Department of
Computer Science and Technology in the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of
Pembroke College. He has worked in industry (NetApp, Citrix, Intel), academia
(Cambridge, Imperial, UCLA) and startups (XenSource, Unikernel Systems, Docker)
over the past two decades. At Cambridge, he directs the OCaml Labs research
group which delves into the intersection of functional programming and systems.
He is a long-time maintainer on open-source projects ranging from OCaml, OpenBSD,
Xen and Docker, and a seasoned entrepreneur who advises companies and foundations on