Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson

Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees

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Laura Thomson is VP of Engineering at Fastly. She has previous board experience at ISRG, the nonprofit behind Let’s Encrypt. Prior to Fastly, Laura spent more than a decade at Mozilla in a variety of engineering leadership roles, and before that worked as an engineer, consultant and computer science academic.

She has written several books on various open source technologies, including the best-selling PHP and MySQL Web Development (with Luke Welling). Laura has contributed to a number of open source projects. In addition, she has spoken at dozens of conferences worldwide on a variety of technology topics.

Laura is from Melbourne, Australia, but now lives in Maryland, USA.

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