Developing Communities: The DevRel Podcast

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty]

Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

It was my absolute pleasure to join Alex & Mackenzie on their podcast, Developing Communities: The DevRel Podcast, where they discuss emerging trends and talk with experts in developer relationships to unpack this growing field.

But first the news:

“In this episode, we speak with Tech Evangelist and Open-source Advocate Rain Leander about their journey that lead them to become an advocate, the skills they have learnt along the way and specifically what it is like to be a advocate in open-source organizations.   

Rain started life as a dancer and first found tech only as a way to finance their dancing career, advocacy to them was a unique way to combine their love for tech and performance which is clearly seen in the enthusiasm they bring.”

Episode 3 with Rain Leander – Advocacy in open-source organizations

Dear future self:

Don’t start the podcast with “…yeah.” Try “Hello!”


Cockroach Labs At KubeCon CloudNativeCon EU

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Eleven]

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities virtually 04-07 May 2021.

Oke, fair warning, if you haven’t noticed, it’s only Tuesday, and, well, this whole WEEK is probably going to be about databases and #NerdThings


But first the news:

Today, on my second day of adventures at Cockroach Labs, I helped out with the virtual booth at #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon EU and it was Absolutely DIVINE.

I didn’t think I would feel THIS good at the new adventure THIS fast, but going live this morning with my colleague was… heavenly.

Continue reading “Cockroach Labs At KubeCon CloudNativeCon EU”

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Ten]

It’s been a long day, especially when you consider it started at one in the morning with a Boy Twin who wanted milk and comforts and cuddles and the opposite of sleep.

Two. Hours. Later. He went back to sleep.

Thankfully, Papa wrangled the minions for morning rush hour and I didn’t actually check into my first day of work …

Continue reading “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”

Getting Started With CockroachDB

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Nine]

I know, I know.

I haven’t even officially started with Cockroach Labs and I’m already nerding out?

Where’s the work life balance?

Where’s the weekend off?


But first the news:

Fair warning: this one is about databases.

Continue reading “Getting Started With CockroachDB”

It’s Gonna Be May

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Eight]

Actually, it already IS May.

But ya gotta make the NSYNC reference on the first of May, AMIRITE.

But first the news:

But, REALLY, what I’m super stoked about, is distributed SQL and databases and application development and, well, cockroaches.




Continue reading “It’s Gonna Be May”