Robert Lechte

Company: Australian Council of Trade Unions
Twitter: @djrobstep

Python coder, data massager, open sorcerer, opinion haver, union thug, peanut butter enthusiast, unrelenting critic.

Robert created the data warehousing for New Zealand's supercomputing infrastructure: proof that even the smallest countries can sometime have big data. Now he's in Australia working for the union movement. The data is bigger, the animals are deadlier, and the accents more stereotyped.

One fateful night, Robert dreamed of a collection of python tools to make working with databases actually pleasant. Then he wrote some of them, so that you don't have to.

Robert likes talking about software at length, especially his own. Some say his code cannot be truly explained, only experienced. But he'll try to explain anyway, with slides.