Welcome to TippyBits!

Welcome to TippyBits!
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After publishing my blogs for years to Medium.com I felt it was time for a change. I got started writing back in 2019 and at the time Medium was the low hassle way to publish blogs that could reach a great audience and have impact on people. I've come to dislike how they choose to distribute content or not so I am moving here!

So welcome to the new start for me! My name is David and I am a great many things. Here you will find blogs about open source software development, developer relations, search engineering, and even data infrastructure. Professionally, I spent 2 years at AWS as the developer relations lead for OpenSearch. There I was rebuilding the community that had been shattered by Elasticsearch's license change. With their return to office mandate however I decided to leave and plot my own path.

If you like the work I do you can subscribe if to stay up to date and receive emails when new content is published! Additionally, I am doing consulting in the areas of GenAI, search infrastructure (preferably related to OpenSearch), and developer relations.

There are plenty of other ways to stay involved as well! I run a YouTube channel, am active on Twitter, LinkedIn, and of course GitHub.