Introducing Our First Redis Insiders

headshots of first participants in the Redis Insiders Program

Back in May, we launched our first ambassador program: Redis Insiders. We received a great response from the community. Now, we can introduce our first four Redis Insiders to the world.

Jyotsna Gupta

Jyotsna is based in Bangalore, India, and is a Senior Software Engineer at Gojek (GoPay). She is an open source enthusiast and has been using Redis for the past three years, with Golang and Java. She applied to become a Redis Insider because she is passionate about communities and loves to share and learn together. When she’s not working or volunteering, she energizes herself by playing badminton, table tennis, basketball, Carrom, and chess.

Moiz Kapasi

Moiz is a Paris, France-based Solution Architect at Capgemini who builds apps in the enterprise landscape of a major European car manufacturer using Java / J2EE. Moiz was drawn to the Redis Insiders program because, since he started using Redis 1.5 years ago, the simplicity and power of Redis have fascinated him. His hobbies include cycling along the River Seine, camping, reading classic literature, and philately.

Michael Owolabi

Michael is a Senior Software Engineer at Spleet from Lagos, Nigeria. He is a JavaScript programmer and has been using Redis for over two years. Michael enjoys traveling, adventure, writing, and volunteering in his spare time. Michael applied to become a Redis Insider because, as a lover of Redis himself, he wanted an opportunity to meet with and learn from other Redis professionals around the globe and also share his knowledge of Redis through speaking and writing.

Stevan Thomas

Stevan is a Senior Software Engineer at Vela with five years of Redis experience. He builds web, mobile, and desktop apps for various industries, including shipping/logistics, finance, retail, and health, using JavaScript, Swift, Java, C#, and Python. Stevan lives in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and, in his spare time, enjoys hiking, fitness / CrossFit, watching movies, and learning new technologies. He is excited to join the Redis Insiders program because he wants to be a positive influence in the adoption of Redis as a primary database for developers.

What will the Redis Insiders do?

The Redis Insiders will voluntarily work with me and the rest of the Redis Developer Relations team to educate and enthuse our large and growing user base. What’s obvious to you and me isn’t necessarily obvious to everyone. Our overarching goal is to make it frictionless for developers to get started using Redis to solve problems they’re working on.

They’ll spread the word about Redis via our channels, including our blog, live streams, Discord server, and third-party channels like conferences, meetups, and tech publications. They’ll act as the developer community’s voice and give us feedback on the community’s pain points and what they’d love to see more of.

Read more on our Redis Insiders page.