Stefan Olafsson

Stefan is the founding architect and business lead at Twigkit. Specialising in search applications, he has been creating and bringing to market enterprise-scale software products for over 15 years.

Prior to Twigkit, he held the position of Principal Engineer at FAST (now a Microsoft subsidiary) where he helped some of the world's largest companies and government agencies tackle complex problems using search technologies. Stefan was the founder and CEO of VYRE, a content and media management platform (acquired in 2003).

He is the creator of Tempo.js, the popular open-source template engine, and holds a B.Sc. (1st class) in Business & Economics from the University of Iceland (1997), and a postgraduate Masters degree (with Distinction) in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics (2003).

Bjarki Holm

Bjarki is in charge of development of the core software stack at Twigkit. Before joining the company, Bjarki held a research appointment in mathematics and computer science at the University of Cambridge as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at Clare College, Cambridge. He has published a number ofacademic papers on algorithms and mathematical logic, and given invited talks at various conferences and workshops.

Bjarki has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Cambridge (2010), a M.Ast. in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) from the University of Cambridge (2005), and a B.Sc. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Iceland (2003). As an undergraduate, Bjarki was the lead author ofOracle 9i Java, a textbook on enterprise software development, and coauthored three additional books by the same UK publisher.

Al Power

Prior to Twigkit, Al held the position of Web Team lead at Nominet, helping develop and manage registry systems and sites for one of the world's largest Internet registries.

He has over 14 years experience developing web-based software for clients in government, charitable, commercial and not­-for-­profit sectors, with expertise in developing user-centred web applications with a focus on usability using the latest in web standards.

Al's an active organiser in Oxford's UX scene, running a monthly series of user experience talks and events. He holds a postgraduate certificate in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford (2010) and a B.Sc.Hons in Information Studies and Computing from Loughborough University (2000).