Artjoms Iškovs AKA Mildbyte
Started programming in BASIC in 2004 and never stopped (but moved on to different languages). Holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. Before starting Splitgraph, worked at Man AHL, a quant hedge fund. At AHL, participated in multiple parts of the business — from helping maintain Arctic, an open-source high performance timeseries store, and working on various market data pipelines to doing research on equities and interest rate / energy derivatives. This experience of working closely with producers, maintainers and consumers of data has inspired a large amount of Splitgraph's philosophy.
In 2018, accidentally invented a Morrowind speedrun category.
Miles Richardson AKA Chatmasta
Started programming in PHP in 2004 and definitely stopped. Now prefers TypeScript and well-written shell scripts. Graduated from Yale University with a BA in Computer Science (senior thesis: TorCoin, a proof-of-bandwidth cryptocurrency). In college, started a company selling proxy servers. After college, co-founded a social app startup. Most recently, was working remotely (before it was cool) as a software consultant and saw first-hand the pain of data integrations. Traveled and lived all over the world, most recently in Cambridge and NYC.
Can be found complaining about Big Cloud in HN comments, or out for a run.