It all started many years ago when I regularly taught virtual and in person training classes for Apache Maven and Sonatype Nexus. At some stage when working on the Takari material Jason van Zyl suggested that we use Trino (then still called Presto) as an example for a Maven multi-module project. That was the first time I got in contact with the Trino codebase.
That first contact used Trino as an example project. I explained concepts such as organization pom, parent pom, dependency management, and so on. Essentials for everyone working on a real-world project with Maven. Since then my involvement with Trino has grown a lot.
We started a real effort around Trino developer relations, and improved events like Trino Summit, the upcoming Trino Fest, and also Trino Contributor Congregations and Trino Maintainer Meetups.
Our developer relations work also ramped up PR reviews, documentation, collaboration with contributors, and cooperation with other projects and communities.
All this work has been amazing to be a part of, and I look forward to many further improvements for you all out there in the Trino community and beyond.
Most recently I was accepted as a maintainer for the project, joining an amazing group of really dedicated individuals (and friends) in their work to even more success for Trino. We chatted more about this with my fellow new maintainer, James Petty, in the Trino Community Broadcast episode 47.
Until then, let me get back to my service for Trino, Commander Bun Bun, and all the Trino users out there. So much to do, many more years to go! Trino just reached 10 years of age… lets go for 25 at least. Linux can do it .. so can Trino.