Friday, December 5, 2008


Owen Byrne was the primary technical decision maker at Digg for most of its period of explosive growth from inception to the Series A financing. Last Tuesday December 2, Owen presented "What I learned about LAMP Development at Digg" at the inaugural meeting of the Ottawa LAMP Meetup Group.

The origins of Digg are also described in Sarah Lacy's recent book, Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0, but Owen's account provided a fresh first-hand perspective with the candid insights of a seasoned engineer deeply connected with the "nuts and bolts" of the programming and infrastructure at Digg, and the open source software applications that power the World Wide Web.

Owen is currently the Senior Manager of TravelPod Labs in Ottawa Canada, host of the December Ottawa LAMP Meetup. Some photos from the event are posted at the TravelPod Travel Blog.

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