About

The team

We are realtime evangelists, making the web and the Internet a true realtime experience.

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Management

Matthew O'Riordan

Matthew O’Riordan

CEO & Co-founder

A serial entrepreneur and seasoned developer with over 15 years of hands-on development experience.

Matthew was Co-founder and Technical Director of Aqueduct, a leading digital agency in London and Founder of easyBacklog, a SaaS agile backlog management tool.

Matthew co-founded Econsultancy, a global digital marketing publishing, training and research business, with Ashley Friedlein and exited via a £25m trade sale to Centaur Media plc in 2012.


Dr Paddy Byers

Dr Paddy Byers

CTO & Co-founder

Paddy has over 20yrs experience building and leading software teams.

Paddy was CTO for 8 years of Tao Group, creators of the intent virtual OS, and the first full Java VM for mobile.

Paddy is a security and realtime technical specialist and an active open source developer and contributor to node.js.

Paddy holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science.


Ashley Friedlein

Ashley Friedlein

Chairman

Ashley co-founded Econsultancy, expanding it across APAC and the US before selling to Centaur Media plc in 2012. He is now President of Centaur’s marketing and digital brands.

Ashley is a world-renowned author, speaker and advisor on digital marketing and ecommerce. He is an advisor to the UK Government’s Digital Service and an investor in ecommerce recruitment specialists Cranberry Panda.

Core Team

Lewis Marshall

Infrastructure

DevOps expert who has been contributing to the open source community for some time, primarily in Go, Ruby and the Linux ecosystem.

Background: University of Cambridge Maths graduate, Flynn core contributor, EngineYard


Simon Woolf

Software Engineer

Programmer, Maths geek, Physics geek. Currently leading the protocol adapter project, writing Elixir, and maintaining ably-js.

Background: University of Cambridge Maths graduate


Toni Cárdenas

Software Engineer

Go, Node.js and iOS engineer focused on upcoming and experimental feature development at Ably.


Lupo Bear

Office dog and bitecode engineer

Low level dev with interests in bitecode, the Play framework, an aversion to Python and recently interested in Scratch.


Rafael Jegundo

Rails Engineer

Rails developer based in Portugal who's been largely responsible for the Ably website, dashboards, e-commerce tools and our status site.


Diogo Lucas

Rails Engineer

Rails site maintainer based in Portugal.


Annabel King

Head of Media Relations

Annabel read languages at the University of Cambridge. She has led media and marketing teams at the Serpentine Gallery, The Art Fund, South London Gallery, and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Contributors and Maintainers

Martin Georgiev

.NET Engineer

.NET client library developer, based in the UK.


Ricardo Pereira

iOS Engineer

iOS client library maintainer, based in Portugal.


Nathanael Anderson

Nativescript Engineer

NativeScript client library maintainer.


J. David Ibáñez

Python Engineer

Python and PHP library maintainer, based in Spain.


Ca Phun Ung

UI and Rails Engineer

UI and Rails developer based in Hong Kong.

Background: jQuery UI contributor, co-founder of Tofugear in Hong Kong


William Yeung

Rails Engineer

Rails developer based in Hong Kong, lead a team of developers who worked on the Ably website product.

Background: jQuery UI contributor, co-founder of Tofugear in Hong Kong


Vincent Bonmalis

Go, Ruby Engineer and DevOps

A superb polyglot developer who has helped contribute extensively to our infrastructure management and automation systems.


Nuno Silva

Rails Engineer

Rails developer based on Portugal who's contributed to our EventMachine based web servers and our status site.


Peter Saxton

Elixir Engineer

Peter has worked extensively with Simon on our Elixir services and also been a big instigator of awesome experimental ideas using our realtime infrastructure.


Matúš Koprda

PHP Engineer

PHP client library developer, based in Bratislava.


André Ericson

Python Engineer

Python client library developer, based in Brazil.


Hélio Meira Lins

Python Engineer

Python client library developer, based in Brazil.


Flávio Juvenal da Silva Junior

Python Engineer

Python client library developer, based in Brazil.


Rafal Jeczalik

Go Engineer

Go client library developer, based in Poland.


Gökhan Barış Aker

Java and Android Engineer

Java and Android client library developer, based on Dubai.


Jason Choy

iOS, Python and Node.js Engineer

Contributed significantly to the initial builds of our iOS and Python client libraries, based in Australia.


Victor Zaccarelli

iOS Engineer

iOS client library developer, based in the UK.


Stanislav Nedelchev

Mobile, .NET, iOS and Android Engineer

A very talented developer from Bulgaria who has helped test our client libraries in realistic environments by building demos across multiple platforms


Alexandros Georgious

Node and Javascript Engineer

Ably Javascript and Node.js client library developer, based in Greece.


Yavor Ivanov

.NET Engineer

.NET client library developer, based in Bulgaria.

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