Introducing The StarTree All-Stars

StarTree All-Stars are individuals that fuel the Apache Pinot and the StarTree ecosystem by contributing code, documentation, and evangelism through blogs, meetups, or events.

We want to recognize and reward the individuals who stand out, and are proud to launch the class of 2023!

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What is the StarTree All-Stars Program?

StarTree All-Stars are individuals that go above and beyond; contributing extensively to the Apache Pinot and StarTree communities, through knowledge sharing, advocacy, and support.

As the crème de la crème of the Apache Pinot and StarTree communities, our All-Stars are provided access to exclusive product discussions, exclusive events, and will be the first to know about any major product developments, features, and updates. They also are provided with limited-edition Pinot and StarTree swag!

The perks of an All-Star:

  • Early access to Pinot and StarTree new features and products 
  • Access to roadmap meetings - an active role in shaping Pinot and StarTree products
  • Networking via private slack channel
  • Access to exclusive events
  • Complimentary tickets to StarTree organized conferences and related events
  • Get content and marketing support for: podcasting, blogging, and conference talks 
  • Limited edition swag!

What does it take to be a StarTree All-Star?

StarTree All-Stars is a global program of recognized technology expert-leaders who actively contribute to the community through innovative, consistent knowledge sharing, advocacy, and support. 

The contribution can include code or documentation commits, authoring blogs or whitepapers, speaking at conferences or meetups, and answering other community members' technical questions. An All-Star is a passionate advocate who sees the value in supporting and providing strong foundations for the entire community to thrive.

  • Are you passionate about Pinot and StarTree and always looking to extend your knowledge in this area?
  • Have you contributed to the community in the past year, by coding, writing documentation, blogging, podcasting, or speaking at events?
  • Do you want to make an impact?
  • Do you see yourself joining the exclusive group of Pinot and StarTree experts to help shape the future of these technologies?

If you confidently answered yes to all four, we warmly encourage you to connect and nominate yourself or a friend/colleague to the program!

Nomination Criteria:

Applicants must contribute at least one of the following:
  • Frequently shares knowledge to the technical community through answering technical questions, blogging, speaking, and/or video tutorials/demos
  • Makes material contribution through code or documentation

Because every type of contribution is valuable, there's no specific “to-do” list to qualify. The decision will be based on the applicant's overall contribution level and observable commitment.

To get started, submit an application online. Your application will then be reviewed by an internal committee and we will reach out with additional information.

The All-Star participation will be reconsidered annually, based on their engagement with the program and to the community

If you have any questions, please contact our Community Team (community@startree.ai)

Meet the Class of 2022

Xiaotian (Jackie) Jiang

 

Founding Engineer at StarTree
Pinot PMC

Subbu Subramaniam

 

Sr Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Pinot PMC

Neha Pawar

 

Founding Engineer at StarTree
Pinot PMC

Seunghyun Lee

 

Sr. Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Apache Pinot PMC

Xiang Fu

 

Co-Founder at StarTree
Pinot PMC

Siddharth Teotia

 

Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Apache Pinot PMC

Mayank Shrivastava

 

Founding Engineer at StarTree
Pinot PMC

Yupeng Fu

 

Staff Software Engineer at Uber
Pinot Committer

Alexander Pucher

Founding Engineer at StarTree
Pinot Committer

Kartik Khare

 

Software Engineer III at Walmart
Apache Pinot Committer

Chinmay Soman

 

Founding Engineer at StarTree
Pinot Committer

Jialiang Li

Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Apache Pinot Committer

Ting Chen

 

Software Engineer at Uber
Apache Pinot Committer

Richard Startin

Software Engineer at StarTree
Apache Pinot Committer

Haibo Wang

Software Engineer
Pinot Committer

Atri Sharma

 

Distinguished Engineer at Securonix
Pinot Committer

James Shao

 

Software Engineer at Netflix
Apache Pinot Committer

Sharayu Gandhi

Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Pinot Contributor

Yash Agarwal

 

Sr. Engineer at Target
Pinot Contributor

Ken Krugler

 

President at Scale Unlimited
Pinot Contributor

Suvodeep Pyne

 

Founding Engineer at StarTree

Jiapeng Tao

Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Pinot Contributor

Mike Davis

Software Engineer at DoorDash

Sanket Shah

 

Director at Deuex Solutions Private Limited
Pinot Contributor

Kenny Bastani

 

Open Source Engineer at StarTree

Amrish Lal

Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Apache Pinot Contributor

Ananth Packkildurai

 

Principal Software Engineer at Zendesk
Apache Pinot Contributor

Peter Bakkum

 

Engineering Manager at Stripe

Elon Azoulay

 

Software Engineer at a Stealth Startup
Apache Pinot Contributor

Sajjad Moradi

Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Apache Pinot Contributor

Joey Pereira

 

Software Engineer at Stripe
Apache Pinot Contributor

Aditya Sridhar

 

Senior Software Engineer at Myntra
Apache Pinot Contributor

Mingqiang Liang

 

Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Apache Pinot Contributor

Raj Rachakatla

 

Director Software Engineering at Guitar Center