Nick has been a software engineer working with various technologies in multiple industries for over 20 years. He is currently working for Auto Trader UK as a Principal Engineer responsible for building and operating their Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) based Delivery Platform. Nick is a developer with a strong interest in operations and a passion for building platforms, enabling product teams and other developers to become more effective and productive at delivering change. His passion for Java and the community have led him to become leader of his local JUG, the Manchester Java Community.
Nick will take you on whistle stop tour of what communities are and why they are important, the various types of communities that exist, ways you can be involved in communities and ultimately how they can help you grow both personally and professionally.