Rob Vesse is a Software Engineer at YarcData (part of Cray Inc) working on their Urika Graph Analytics platform. He is their resident RDF, SPARQL and Semantic Web expert having been heavily involved in these areas for the past 5 years.
Currently he is a committer and PMC member on the Apache Jena project and also the lead developer on the dotNetRDF project which are the de-facto standard semantic technology APIs on the Java and .Net stacks respectively. He also contributes on the mailing lists of various other Apache projects in the big data and semantic technology spaces.
Rob's previously spoken several times at the SemTech conference series and presented academic work at the ISWC and WWW conferences. He's also given talks at several developer focused semantic technology meet ups.
When he's not coding Rob can be found skating or indulging his passion for cooking.