Config Management Camp 2023 Ghent

Explain it to me like I'm a child: open source data infrastructure
2023-02-07, 12:35–12:40, D Aud

What does Aiven do? My son's almost 8 years old and he doesn't shy away from asking the real questions. I struggled, of course, I'm used to explaining what I do - and by extend the company or client I work for does - to either people that are in the larger Tech industry and with whom I have a shared vocabulary, or to people (family members and neighbors) for whom "IT stuff" totally suffices.

My son falls in neither of those categories. So I tried, I grabbed my sketchbook to explain to him what exactly open source software is, what managed services entail, and how I make my money.

It turned out to be a very good exercise. Find out how online games store MokertjeGaaf fulfills orders, and personalizes recommendations, by using all open source data infrastructure!

I'm a Staff Developer Advocate at Aiven, we manage your favorite open source data tools without exploiting the projects and their maintainers. Previously I worked in DevRel at Grafana Labs and Microsoft. I'm a Devopsdays Core member, and organize the Devopsdays Amsterdam and Eindhoven chapters.

I'm a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, and I organize a bunch of meetups, including-but-not-limited-to, DevRel Salon Amsterdam, and the Amsterdam Ruby Meetup. Oh, I am an art school graduate, who stumbled into tech face-first.