Culture

Meet the team behind the Elastic Community Conference

We’re fast approaching the Elastic Community Conference (ElasticCC) which takes place on February 26 through February 27 (for APJ time zones). If you didn’t see the official announcement, ElasticCC is a free technical conference that’s from the community, for the community. We’re welcoming developers, practitioners, customers and partners to join us — there will be a little bit of everything, for everyone, presented by Elasticians and members of the Elastic community just like you.

Wherever you are in the world, we’ve got you covered. Throughout the event we’ll showcase our global Elastic community across time zones and in many languages. You’ll hear stories from our community on the unique use cases they’ve built using the Elastic Stack such as how to monitor diabetes using machine learning and how Elastic is being used in a variety of industries including healthcare, startups, and more. Elasticians will also be on hand to share best practices. You can check out the full agenda on the event page and join us on the day by visiting the community page.

WIth the event just on the horizon, we wanted to introduce you to some of the team members at Elastic who regularly support the community and are helping to make this amazing global conference a reality.

Lisa Jung, Developer Advocate

Lisa Jung

Hi! My name is Lisa Jung and I am a developer advocate with the Elastic Community Team. After dedicating my early career to reproductive neurohormone research, I ventured into the business development and product marketing side of tech. During this time, I became so inspired by the impact that developers had I decided to become a full stack developer myself.

While growing as a developer, I was so touched by the support and help I received from the developer community members. Developers’ generosity and investment in each other’s growth inspired me to also become a developer advocate and give back to the community.

What I love about the Elastic community is that our members are so supportive of each other. It really warms my heart when I see community members answering each other’s questions and cheering each other on when someone shares what they are building with Elastic. Our community members are the BEST and we are thankful for each and every one of you!

Phoebe Quincy, Community Programs Associate

Phoebe Quincy

Hi, my name is Phoebe and I’m a community programs associate here at Elastic. Before working at Elastic I was an Evangelist for Galvanize, Inc., and I’m a Galvanize software engineering bootcamp graduate. I am also a mentor for the University of Colorado at Boulder Society of Women Engineers (CU SWE). I’ve been on the Community team at Elastic for almost a year and a half, supporting developer communities in the US West and South Central regions as well as the SLED and Students & Educators focus areas.

What I love about the Elastic Community is how engaged and connected it is, even though we are spread across the globe! The network of Elastic users spans 55 countries and 142 groups with 81,850 members. I’ve seen developers using Elastic in other countries share their knowledge with folks on the opposite side of the world. Elastic practitioners are so willing to pitch in and help one another — from helping with cluster management and understanding a new version’s nuances, to getting started with a new aspect of the stack and sharing their use cases to help inspire others. It’s amazing! I feel privileged to help bring them together through meetups and developer conferences.

Chris Pearson, Senior Manager Community Development

Chris Pearson

Hey there! I’m Chris Pearson and prior to joining Elastic I oversaw operations and global strategy for IBM’s startup program, Startup with IBM. I’ve been working in the startup community since 2013, first in Business Development at 500 Startups where I worked with corporate partners to identify natural fits between their innovation objectives and the solutions being built by our portfolio companies, and then transitioning to IBM where I continued to work with investors around the world to identify startups that aligned with IBM’s core competencies and client innovation objectives.

I joined the Community team in April 2020 to begin constructing a startup program at Elastic, which will launch later this year. Our key goal is to commit Elastic resources to startup development, growth, and success, not only through technology provision and support, but also through business development guides and investor connections. I’m truly inspired by Elastic’s commitment not only to serve their existing community well, but to continue to expand the reach of that community to serve and support all who can benefit. I’m excited to be a part of that expansion with a dedicated startup program.

Interested in joining us for the event? Visit our community page to learn more.

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