Tom Hughes-Croucher has been working in the Internet industry since he has been working. Tom has work with numerous global brands including Yahoo!, Walmart, Tesco, NASA, Cisco, VMWare, Comcast, MySpace to name a few.
For more than a decade Tom has pursued the technology we use to build the Internet and the Web. From startups to spending nearly 5 years at Yahoo! including the homepage, he moved on to Joyent. At Joyent he spent a year working with the Node.js team. Tom then founded Jetpacks for Dinosaurs a high-end consultancy, which helped top brands achieve their scale and performance goals with their Internet applications. Tom is now the CTO at Change.org, helping to make a difference in the world by empowering every individual to use the Internet to enact democratic change.
Tom is the lead-author of Node: Up and Running, published by O'Reilly. He has also provided contributions to a number of other technology titles. Tom contributed to a number of standards on Web technology for standards bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He has also contributed published and cited research in the fields of Semantic Web and Web Accessibility.
Tom lives in San Francisco and enjoys vegetarian food, cycling and movies with friends. He is a proud Godfather.
Industry Expertise (5)
Information Technology and Services
Areas of Expertise (6)
Scaling Web Sites
Making Web Sites High Performance
Leading Technology Teams
University of Sunderland: 1st Class with Honours, Computer Science 2005
Software Engineer of Class 2005
- British Computer Society
- Open Rights Group
Peter Svensson, Organizer | Swedish Web Developer Conference
Malte Ubl, Curator | JSConf.eu
I've seen Tom speak at several tech conferences and subsequently invited him to be a speaker at JSConf.eu twice. It has always been a pleasure to have him. His talks have always contained deep and original technical insights while also being fun and entertaining.
Er Galvão Abbott, Director of Content | PHP Conference Brazil
Tom is a great professional, very dedicated and committed to his goals. Tom spoke at PHP Conference Brazil '09, quickly captivating the audience and demonstrating a great deal of knowledge. He's a great person and easy to get along with. I'm proud of having met him and I wish I can work with him soon.
Event Appearances (14)
Web Directions South 2011 Sydney, Australia
CloudStock San Francisco, USA
Future of Web Apps London 2011 London, UK
YUIConf 2010 Sunnyvale, USA
Surge 2011 Baltimore, USA
Web Directions South 2010 Sydney, Australia
Surge 2011 Baltimore, USA
OSCON 2011 Portland, USA
@media 2011 London, UK
Falsy Values Warsaw, Poland
JSConf US 2011 Portland, USA
Web 2.0 Expo 2011 San Francisco, USA
Dyncon 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
Node.js Camp San Francisco, USA
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