Principal Engineering With Silvia Botros

Posted on Sunday, Apr 21, 2019
Matty and Jessica discuss Principal Engineering with Silvia Botros.

Show Notes

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  • Silvia: the Beyoncé movie came out on Netflix: Homecoming

  • Jessica: Do something outside! It’s spring!

  • Matty: Stocksy - for affordable stock imagery that benefits the artists and Super Team Deluxe for great pins and stuff


Silvia Botros

Silvia Botros

Silvia Botros is a Senior Principal Engineer at Twilio Sendgrid. She likes to help teams scale their databases and build well architected platforms. She loves finding the breaking point of all sorts of technologies and her superpower is EMPing everything she touches.

You can find out the latest thing Silvia is working on by following her on twitter or by reading her posts on her blog.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

Jessitron is a symmathecist in the medium of code. She works at Honeycomb in developer relations. She writes about software and system on her blog at She teaches workshops on Systems Thinking, and makes courses on She is into resilience engineering, domain-driven design, and of course DevOps – all the systems-thinky things. She lives in St. Louis, MO, where she raises two children and their cats. Find her also on >Code, and at conferences around the world.