Introduce yourself!

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.


Hey everyone!

I’m Ally, I’m one of the Support Engineers here at Aiven for the APAC region :wave:

I love helping our customers by solving unique issues on the daily :sunglasses:

I’m looking forward to getting to know you all more :smile:


Hello Friends,

I am Johnson from KBS Technologies, and I’m delighted to be a part of this platform.

I bring expertise in AWS, DevOps, Azure, Data Science, Python, and Java.

I have come here to further develop my skills, enhance problem-solving abilities, and seek guidance from experts to improve.

Thank you.

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Hey @johnsonit so happy to have you join us!

I’ve been using Aiven for a while and joined the forum for the fist time (is the community slack gone?)

I am co-founder at Timeplus and we open-sourced our core engine at GitHub - timeplus-io/proton: A streaming SQL engine, a fast and lightweight alternative to Apache Flink, 🚀 powered by ClickHouse. Last few days, I setup a Kafka on avien, generate some live data and use Proton to read and transform/aggregate the data and send them to a ClickHouse service on aiven with subsecond latency.

You can also chat with me on Jove Zhong - Timeplus | LinkedIn

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Hey @jove I don’t think we ever had a community Slack (yet) but we’re working on launching another realtime communication channel. I see on your Linkedin that you’re in Canada, are you connected with any Aiveners over there?

Hi Floor, I was in a slack for Aiven Startup Program. Yes, I am in Vancouver Canada and had a couple of meeting with “local” Aiveners :slight_smile:

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Awesome! Ah, that’s what you mean with Slack then, you were part of the Cluster channel I guess :slight_smile: