About Me


I work as an architect and engineer with most of my experience focussed on data-centric cluster computing, databases & nosql. I manage teams and work with larger organisational issues too.

I’m currently at Confluent working as an Engineer and Systems Architect on Apache Kafka. Previously I led the central data platform at RBS using a streaming database, ODC. I also worked at Thoughtworks and a few other financial institutions.

Academic Publications

  • Test Oriented Languages: Is it Time for a New Era? RefTest at IEEE International Conference on Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), 25th March 2011, Berlin, Germany (here)
  • Enabling Testing, Design and Refactoring Practices in Remote Locations. RefTest at IEEE International Conference on Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), 25th March 2011, Berlin, Germany (here)
  • Simulating Software Evolution with Varying Numbers of Developers and Validation Using OSS, Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC) 2009 (here)
  • Chapter in the book “Software Process Change” part of the Lecture Notes on Computer Science series (here)
  • ACM Transactions on Modelling and Computer Simulation (here)
  • Paper at the International Workshop on Process Simulation’ at ICSE 2006 in Shanghai (here)

Conferences & Lectures

Other stuff

I was honoured to do a best man’s speech for my great friend Pier who, magnificently, returned the favour at my own wedding.

Contact: benstopford(atsymbol)gmail.com

 


Other People That Matter

My lovely sister: http://www.whiterabbitfilms.com

Pat Kua: http://thekua.com

Brian Oliver: http://www.brianoliver.com

Kuldeep Singh: http://elope.wordpress.com/

David Falcey: http://blogs.oracle.com/felcey/

My wedding site