Alex is a Technical Lead at Sidekick, and has been making web things for 10 years. He's a master of home brewed beer and sometimes jumps out of planes - he'll even pack you a parachute if you ask nicely.
Patrick is a Technical Lead at Sidekick and an avid Ruby developer. In a previous life he spent a year as a content producer on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. He has a Phd which he put to good use while at the BBC to make Twitter power a Scalextric.