Smerity (n):

Saving the world one byte at a time.

More specifically...

Simply put: I'm a data scientist at Common Crawl, where we save billions of web pages for anyone to use, completely free. I'm passionate about open data and teaching computer science, especially how to process big datasets.

I graduated from Sydney University (BIT with First Class Honours & the University Medal) and Harvard University (Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering). Before Common Crawl, I was first employee at Grok Learning, data scientist at, poked and prodded Google App Engine at Google Sydney, and have been a tutor at the National Computer Science School for over half a decade.