Toby Segaran is a software developer and the author of the acclaimed O'Reilly title, Programming Collective Intelligence, and two new books Programming the Semantic Web and Beautiful Data.
Formerly the Director of Software Development at Genstruct, Toby is now a Data Magnate at Metaweb technologies where he develops techniques to retrieve, parse and reconcile large public datasets. He loves applying data-mining algorithms to everything ranging from pharmaceutical trials to social networks and online dating.
He also recently started freerisk.org, a project with the goal of bringing more transparency to financial markets and making tools and data available to more people.
Toby grew up in Christchurch and now lives in San Francisco. Toby is awesome.