Emma Persky is currently a software engineer at Gumtree.com working on their location data and search project. Previously she could be found at Trampoline Systems building enterprise scale expertise search systems based on email processing and Organisational Network Analysis. She studied computing at Imperial College London where she completed her dissertation in Computer Vision Based Gesture Recognition Systems. She lies to describe her self as a passionate evangelist for the barcamp movement, an avid traveller and a vibrant storyteller. When not on a global expedition or planning her next barcamp, she can be found in London, England, working on one of her many unfinished data projects.