My name is Bartek (full: Bartłomiej). I am from Poland, precisely from the city called Gdańsk.
I am some curious and (bit too) ambitious human who happened to dive very deeply into software engineering waters. My first dev job started in 2012 and since then I enjoy delivering challenging projects, together with many awesome people I met on the way.
My main focus was always building and running software in web/backend/distributed systems/infrastructure areas. Even though I have on-going experience as a global-scale SRE I love development the most: I love building pragmatic, scalable, high-quality solutions.
I used to work at Improbable: Amazing Gaming UK Startup. With global scale Kubernetes infrastructure, we were using and developing technically impressive unique systems. At some point, a couple of years ago, with Fabian Reinartz, we created Thanos project, which got some popularity as a kind of default choice for scaling Prometheus. That started a shift to work fully on open source around the Prometheus ecosystem, becoming Prometheus maintainer and working as Principal Engineer at the most open-source company ever: Red Hat. 🚀
I love mentoring, teaching, speaking at conferences and working with communities, especially around Observability, that’s why at some point, we created the CNCF Special Interest Group (SIG) for Observability, where I am performing a technical leadership role.
Rest of my time is reserved by my beloved wife & family, gym, volleyball and sometimes cars (:
I am always looking forward to hearing feedback! (:
Especially if you feel angry with what I say or do, I would love to hear that. This way we all learn! (:
Reach me through any channels listed in on main page.
Some talks I performed (or co-performed 🤗)
Open Source Projects
Some more interesting projects I maintain or maintained in the past. Some of them created or co-created:
- prometheus grpc middlewares
- Demo Navigator
Used to Maintain
Let’s just reuse stuff, shall we? (:
My is CV is available on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/bwplotka/