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Our local team
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 nine 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 six years. His work is fueled by a passion for open-source and a deep respect for the tech community.
Marisa had an exciting path that led her to Developer Advocacy. With a background in theoretical and computational physical chemistry, she’s run experiments at particle accelerators worldwide. But after finishing her Ph.D., she moved into industry. As Streamlit’s first developer advocate, she worked on initiatives throughout the company. After Streamlit’s acquisition by Snowflake, she moved on to other opportunities and found Shipyard. She has a passion for learning and teaching others. She has been lucky enough to present at several webinars and conferences, ranging in topics from python, deployment, physics and chemistry.
Customer Engineer at Google with 13 years of experience in the IT industry. Passionate about technology both personally and professionally. Helping to expand the technology community in Halifax is a passion, and really enjoy sharing what knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years with others looking to get into tech.
Nahrin Jalal has led Developer Relations teams in startup environments and contributed to the growth of a publicly-traded enterprise. She is deeply passionate about building inclusive communities, inspiring developers to address real-world needs with pragmatic software solutions, and creating technical content that is accessible to all skill levels.