Dewan Ahmed is a Senior Developer Advocate at Aiven, a company that offers a fully managed, open source cloud data platform. Before joining Aiven, he worked at IBM and Red Hat as a developer, QA lead, consultant, and developer advocate. For the last eight years, Dewan has worked to solve DevOps and infrastructure problems for small startups, large enterprises, and governments. Starting his public speaking at a toastmaster in 2016, he has been speaking at tech conferences and meetups for the last five years. His work is fueled by a passion for open-source and a deep respect for the tech community. Outside of work, he’s an advocate for underrepresented groups in tech and offers pro bono career coaching as his way of giving back.