Lorna Mitchell is Head of Developer Relations at Aiven, a next-generation managed cloud services company offering the best Open Source data technologies to empower businesses around the world and make developers’ lives better. With a strong software engineering background, Mitchell is a developer experience and open source specialist who aims to enable and educate developers everywhere. At Aiven, she leads developer relations efforts and works with her team to improve developer experience with the Aiven platform. Mitchell has previously held developer advocate positions at Nexmo and IBM. A published author, she is an experienced and engaging technical conference speaker and well-written proponent of developer issues and open source.