Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson

Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees


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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