By Joe Pettersson
Joe Pettersson (he/him) lives in London with his wife and their cat Zelda. He barely tolerates writing about himself in the third person. He's a dual Swedish/British citizen, which means on one-side he loves ice hockey and has an uncanny ability with flat-pack furniture, and on the other, he never performs adequately at international football tournaments.
Joe has been working with technology for almost twenty years, a lot with the web (building stuff for it and building the stuff that powers it) as well as machine learning (🤖 ) and distributed systems. It's been the most amazing, fulfilling thing he could have done professionally, but he also believes it's profoundly broken and has repeatedly failed the most underepresented and vulnerable in our society.
Joe works at Banked (❤️ ) where he's the CTO. He's had senior engineering leadership roles at Permutive, QuantumBlack, Microsoft and Skype as well as being an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. He has a few patents, has spoken at quite a few conferences and has been known to write stuff.
Joe's professionally passionate about open source, building inclusive teams and being an advocate for Wheaton's Law. He's personally passionate about travel, the art of Caravaggio (chiaroscuro is "his jam"), sneakers (despite taking so many L's), mechanical keyboards and the 1994 movie Hackers.
Outside of the day-job, Joe: invests in start-ups; co-founded a non-profit to better the 'digital' education we give our children; and also co-founded an organisation that helps young offenders and gang members change their lives.
If you'd like to contact the author or make enquiries about the book, please reach out via email or on most social media networks as @Joe8Bit (he picked a 'personal brand' and dammit he's sticking to it).