Álvaro Hernández, CEO at OnGres
Hero since 2019
Álvaro is a passionate database and software developer. He founded and works as the CEO of OnGres, a PostGres startup set to disrupt the database market. He has been dedicated to PostgreSQL and R&D in databases for two decades. R&D that includes “crazy” projects like spending $40K on AWS just to benchmark and compare PostgreSQL and MongoDB.
An open source advocate and developer at heart, Álvaro is a well-known member of the PostgreSQL Community, to which he has contributed founding the non-profit Fundación PostgreSQL and the Spanish PostgreSQL User Group.
You can find him frequently speaking at PostgreSQL, database, cloud, and Java conferences. He regularly visits and speaks at AWS local meetups and re:Invent. Every year, Álvaro travels approximately three-four times around the globe—in 2020, he will hit the milestone of having delivered 100 tech talks.
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