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Coders are the new Rock Stars

Dan Stein at ReactEurope 2019

Since the early 2000’s the name DJ Fresh has been synonymous with innovation. The cutting edge drum and bass sounds of drum and bass outfit Bad Company served as a backdrop to his early 2000’s tech startups, the award-winning forum Dogsonacid.com, and anti-piracy startup Darkstar LLC. But after 20 years of success in the music industry including signing acts like Pendulum and Chase and Status to his label Breakbeat Kaos and having the UK’s first ever Drum & Bass and Dubstep Number 1 records, Dan Stein contracted cancer, and after a narrow brush with death realised that he needed a change of pace. In 2017, he attended a Ruby boot-camp and two years later is a Machine Learning Developer at leading education research company HT2 Labs in Oxford, where his work has helped to win innovation awards. Stein believes that as our lives become more and more intertwined with technology that there are roles for everyone to be passionate about in the world of Tech. He’s here to tell us his story and explain why he thinks that developers are ‘Hot Right Now’.