Introduce yourself!

Hi there! I thought it’d be nice if everyone could introduce themselves.

I’ll go first! My name is Floor Drees and I work on/in the open source community at Aiven. I’m based in the Netherlands and I have a track record in open source that is longer than I care to admit. I wasn’t always a techie though, I actually went to art school :woman_shrugging: but in my opinion technology is wildly creative too.

You can find me on Twitter (@floordrees) and Mastodon ( :wave:

Now you go!


I’m Francesco Tisiot and work in the DevRel team at Aiven!
Based in Italy, working for Aiven is my hobby while I try to share the good rules of Italian food all across the world.

You can find me on Twitter (@ftisiot), Mastodon (Francesco Tisiot ( -, and LinkedIn (


Hiya! :wave: I’m Ana (@AnaVasiliuk on Twitter), Community Manager at Aiven and based in Germany. I’ve been in the open source space for quite some time now, previously managing the Apache Flink community. My role now revolves a lot around meetups and community events, so hit me up if you fancy a collab meetup in your area!


Hey there :wave: I’m Andra and I run Cluster, the Startup Program here at Aiven. I’ve been working closely with founder communities at Techstars, Entrepreneur First and other entrepreneurial support organisations over the past 10 years and I’m glad to support early stage startups at Aiven too.

Find me on LinkedIn if you want to connect :speech_balloon:


Hi! :wave:

I am Irina. I work as a Talent Acquisition Lead - Product & Engineering at Aiven.

You can find me on Linkedin if you want to connect


Hi folks…

I’m Troy Sellers and I run the Solution Architecture group in APAC.
My only socials is on the linkedins…


Hello world👋

I’m Olena :woman_technologist:t2:, a Developer Advocate at Aiven. I’m from Ukraine and based in Berlin, Germany. For a long time my job role was Software Engineer, so I enjoy spending time on tech problems. I speak JavaScript, Java and learning Python​:snake::nerd_face:.
Happy to connect on Twitter (@OlenaKutsenko) or LinkedIn as well.

Feel free to ask me questions about Apache Kafka, OpenSearch, ClickHouse and other things :wink:


Hi :wave: I’m Dewan, a developer advocate from the East coast of Canada. I consider myself a generalist but mostly focus on cloud and DevOps topics. If you’d like to know the type of work I do at Aiven, check out this Terraform cookbook.

Outside of work, I help underrepresented groups to start a career in tech by offering free resume reviews.

I’m mostly active on LinkedIn but you can find me on Twitter as well.


Hi there, I’m Angie Byron, the new Director of Community at Aiven! This is my first week, and I’m super excited! :smiley:

I hail from Vancouver, Canada with my partner, kiddo, and our pets (cat, dog, and lizard :)). I’ve been super passionate about open source since before that was even a term, and can’t wait to get to know you all!

I’m @webchick on Twitter and on the fediverse. :sunglasses:


Hello! I’m Celeste, one of Aiven’s wonderful DevRel team :slight_smile: Feel free to ping me with any general questions about the Aiven platform and CLI!


Hello world! I’m Juha. I work in Aiven. I mostly deal with Aiven for Kafka and Aiven for Flink development, but I also do some occasional Karapace development.


Hello, I’m Craig :smiley:.

I work in Aiven as a Customer-Centric Engineer (CCE) specialising mainly in Postgres and MySQL, but I also dabble in Kafka, Redis and a few other technologies.

You’ll find me either digging deep into issues causing pain for our customers, identifying bugs/enhancements, reporting these to their respective place (e.g. MySQL bugs tracker), or trying to figure out workarounds/solutions to them.

I also work on internal tooling so that we can accelerate engagement with our customers in order to improve their experience with the services we provide here at Aiven.

If you are affected by any particular issue and feel you can’t get through to the right place or that it isn’t being prioritised appropriately, please reach out to me!

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn:


Hi, I’m Julien. At Aiven, I mostly help out users of Apache Kafka in achieving their goals. Before that, I worked as a Java developer, Big Data engineer and Cloud architect.


Hi! I’m Tibs (they/them or he/him) and I work at Aiven in DevRel.
Before 2022 I was a software developer for a good few years - find out more at
I live in Cambridge, in the UK.

Before joining Aiven, learning about Apache Kafka was on my bucket list. Now I get to do it for work!

I’m on Twitter (@much_of_a) and Mastodon (



I’m Mirjam and I’m part of the Open Source Office Program at Aiven. I’m working on the Frontend site of our Open Source product Klaw.

You can find me on Mastodon and Twitter @mirjam_diala.


Hi, I’m Guillaume (He/Him) and I work at Aiven in Security, from Toulouse, France.

I can be found on linkedin


Hey, I am Kart and I am part of the Support Engineering team at Aiven.
You can find me on Linkedin.


Amazing! :smiley: Thanks so much for all the introduction, folks! It’s so cool to see such a variety of folks from all different backgrounds congregating here!


:sparkles:Hello Beautiful Humans!:sparkles:

I’m Jenn, one of the Developer Advocates here at Aiven :tada: Linked below are ways to reach out, let’s connect!



Jenn is a multifaceted individual with a passion for technology and a heart for people. Currently, she works as a Developer Advocate for Aiven, where she helps developers harness the power of data infrastructure. Outside of work, Jenn hosts Teach Jenn Tech, about exploring technology. Jenn also hosts a thought-provoking podcast called Sh!t You Don’t Want to Talk About, where she fearlessly dives into challenging topics such as mental health, equity, and diversity. Her goal is to create a safe and welcoming space for honest conversations, where people from all backgrounds can feel heard and understood.

Jenn’s focus is on PostgreSQL and TypeScript and she is always eager to learn and explore new technologies. She thrives on diving deep into complex problems, finding elegant solutions whether she’s coding, teaching, or podcasting. Jenn is an advocate for social justice, striving to make the tech industry more equitable and diverse, ensuring everyone has a seat at the table. In all her endeavors, Jenn is a force to be reckoned with, fueled by her love of people and her passion for technology.