Friday, 12 March 2021 11:10

Instaclustr hires Apache board member as chief of training services

Justin Mclean: "Instaclustr embodies a kindred spirit to my own when it comes to a mutual belief in the power of pure open source technologies." Justin Mclean: "Instaclustr embodies a kindred spirit to my own when it comes to a mutual belief in the power of pure open source technologies." Supplied

Open source database-as-a-service vendor Instaclustr has hired Apache Software Foundation board member Justin Mclean as its vice-president, Lead Training Services.

The company said in a statement that Mclean would lead training and development of educational assets around Instaclustr-deliver open source data-layer technologies, including Apache Cassandra, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark and Kibana, Elasticsearch, and Redis.

Mclean has about three decades of experience as a developer, software entrepreneur, tech trainer and adviser to open source projects.

"Instaclustr embodies a kindred spirit to my own when it comes to a mutual belief in the power of pure open source technologies and the many advantages they deliver for developers and enterprises," said Mclean.

"I'm excited to lead Instaclustr's training services, and to ensure that developers are prepared to realise the full potential of the powerful data technologies Instaclustr and the ASF provides."

Doug Stuart, chief operating officer, Instaclustr, said: "Justin's depth of experience as an open source technology leader, mentor, and educator make him an ideal fit to be heading up our training services.

"We've been fortunate to get to know Justin through his stewardship at the Apache Software Foundation (which continues), and we look forward to him instilling his deep passion for open source and teaching acumen across our training solutions."

Mclean will continue to serve on the ASF board, having been re-elected recently.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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