My name is Guido Iaquinti and I define myself as a curious human, always eager to learn new things.
Professional wise, I'm an engineer with an academic background and experience in high volume/high availability Internet architectures. I'm a technology enthusiast excited about open source software. My passion is to develop, scale, and automate complex systems.
🇮🇹Italian living in Barcelona (Spain 🇪🇸). In the past, I've also lived in Dublin (Ireland), Berlin (Germany), and Auckland (New Zealand). ⛵Sailor, former member of the national Italian sailing team and a certified sailing instructor. In 2018, I crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a 10 m / 34 ft sailboat. 🥾In 2018, I completed a solo hiking trip, starting in France and arriving at the end of Spain covering about 730 km / 450 miles in around 20 days. 🏔️In 2019, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m / 19,341 ft above sea level) via the Lemosho Route. 👨💻My working experience spans from little startups to multi-billion dollar companies. Lately, I was lucky enough to be one of the founding members of the technical operations team at Slack. 💪I love challenges and throw myself in difficult situations. 💡I'm always interested in learning something new (in both tech and non-tech fields).
Public presentations & blogposts
Scaling Datastores at Slack with Vitess (slack.engineering blogpost)
Codename VIFL - How to Migrate MySQL Database Clusters to Vitess (KubeCon 2020 - virtual conference) (website, slides, video)
Scaling resilient systems - A journey into Slack's database service (KubeCon 2019 - San Diego, USA) (website, slides, video)
Strength in Numbers - Slack’s Database Architecture (PerconaLive Europe 2019 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (website, slides)
- Designing and Launching the Next-Generation Database System @ Slack - From Whiteboard to Production (PerconaLive 2018 - Santa Clara, USA) (website, slides)
- Distributed Teams - Scaling Operations Around the World (DevOpsDays 2017 - Tel Aviv, Israel) (website, slides, video)