Introduce yourself!

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.


Hey Aiven folks!

I’m Chief Architect at Amplifier Security. We are a start up focused on Human Centric Security. I’m mostly writing code, talking to customers, and breaking stuff. We have a Node/TypeScript stack running on GCP. We use Aiven for MySQL right now, with plans to add Redis, and Graphana. Future use cases will probably leverage Kafka for real time event processing, and ClickHouse for data analytics.
I’m excited to see what’s next for the platform.


Great to meet you, @amp-davidespo ! :smiley: Thanks a lot too for jumping in to help answer some other folks’ questions! :heart:


Hello Aiven community -

I’m Jeff, a fellow crab :crab: here at Aiven hailing from Austin, Texas.

I manage our global demand generation and field marketing teams. I’m passionate about learning about our customers and supporting the community however I can. I joined Aiven because I love open-source. In a former life, I helped the US government create publicly accessible datasets and APIs, and adopt open-source and github (primarily at the US Census Bureau with the CitySDK project)

If you are in the Austin area I’m always up for tacos or bbq :slight_smile:

Happy to connect on Twitter or LinkedIn!


Hello Aiven members!

I’m user experience interaction designer at GE Aerospace. I’m recently start 100days of coding challenge in python and expand my knowledge in machine learning AI. Python is my major focus right now, I’m very excited to be part of this community and looking forward to learn and contribute with you all. Linkedin connect me as professionally here.


Yay! Welcome to our community, @Bhavuk_Thakur! Major respect for your field, so much can be done to make the user experience of tech more accessible to all! :smiley: Hope you are enjoying your Pythoning! :snake:

I see from your LinkedIn that you’re located in Bangalore; we are planning to roll out an Open Source Data Infrastructure Meetup to India later this year! Stay tuned! :sunglasses:


Hi community,

I’m Jorge, I am part of Aiven’s support team, working with all the products that Aiven offers and willing to learn from the community and contribute.