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Introductions Thread - New to the community? Start here!

trishmtrishm Member, Administrator, Employee Posts: 17 admin

Intro

Hi all, if you've joined recently you may have seen a welcome message from me in your inbox but I figured a great way to get to know folks here would be an intro thread. As we share Solace related knowledge and learn from each other, let's get to know each other!

Name or handle

(only share what you're comfortable with of course)

In real life I'm Trish Mermuys and you can find me on twitter @mermuys and LinkedIn if you want to connect with me there.

Location

Where in the world is...
I'm in Ottawa, Canada. Right now I'm working from home but normally I'm at Solace's headquarters here in Ottawa.

Job

I'm currently the Developer Content and Community Manager here at Solace. My job is to help make this community a thriving place where you can find other people who are as passionate, interested, and curious about Solace, PubSub+, Event Portal, and really anything related to event driven architecture.

For fun

Tell us about the fun story about your experience with Solace
For me it's not directly related to Solace software or the broker, but starting a new job in the midst of a pandemic. I had worked remotely before, but it was temporary (six months) and with a team of people that I already knew quite well and had great rapport with. I started with Solace in May when everything was pretty much shut down here in Ottawa. So I didn't get to meet any of my coworkers in person until last week. We just had restaurant outdoor patios open recently so I was able to join @hong and @Tamimi for some drinks and food and finally see them in real life! It was a great moment to get to know them even better, plus the beer tasted really good!


Now it's your turn! Comment below👇 and tell us a bit about yourself!

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  • TamimiTamimi Member, Administrator, Employee Posts: 20 admin
    edited July 7

    Intro
    How'dy ya'll! 🤠 Me iiamo Tamimi, no hablo Español (Translation: My name is Tamimi, I dont speak Spanish)

    Name or handle
    My name is Tamimi Ahmad, and I go by Tamimi, Tam, Tams, Tim, Timmy...etc (I still get new variation of my name on a daily basis so I'm pretty used to it by now) ✌️ Follow me on The Twitter on @ TweetTamimi and get ready for cool content featuring: Solace, tech, gifs, opinions and random thoughts 🦩 I am also on the Linked of In here

    Location
    I'm in Ottawa, Canada 🇨🇦 Right now I'm working from home too and usually in normal days I also work from home or usually a cafe. I do well with public spaces, you can call me the nomad developer 🤓

    Job
    I am a Developer Advocate with the office of the CTO. I work hand in hand with @marc @Aaron and @TomF baking some cool developer initiatives and events. In a nut shell, i am involved with enabling developers to using our product. On normal non-pandemic days you can catch me either online partaking in virtual activities, cruising around reddit on tech forms, writing technical blogs on dev.to or traveling around giving talks at conferences, meetups and events 🎉 I am also super involved with doing POC's and projects with other technologies, tools and frameworks to see how they integrate with Solace ⚡️

    Apart from Solace, I am also the Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at a non-profit organization called Connected Canadians. We are involved with increasing digital literacy for older adults and teaching them how to use technology better. I am very passionate about our vision and what do to contribute back to the seniors community in Ottawa. You can check out our website to now more, and if you want to watch cute testimony videos of seniors talking about their experiences with technology (phones and computers)! 👵🏻👴

    For fun
    I am an AVID gif user 😍 catch me pulling out a gif for literally any situation . You know how they say a picture is worth a 1000 words? Well I believe that a gif is worth 1001 words! I just feel like you can explain a situation or reflect how you feel without needing to type anything, ya know?! Here is a gif for ya'll
    party gif

    Now what is YOUR fav gif?? I accept gif challenges.
    Also, as you can probably tell by now, I like using emojies quite often as I believe they are worth 887 words 📌

  • marcmarc Member, Administrator, Moderator, Employee Posts: 144 admin

    Name or Handle

    My name is Marc DiPasquale and you can find me on Twitter (@Mrc0113) and on LinkedIn. Feel free to connect!

    Location

    I'm located in Orlando, FL 🇺🇸 where I work out of my home office unless I'm traveling for exciting Developer events. I know a lot of people travel to Orlando for vacation so let me know if you're in town and want to grab a drink and meet IRL

    Job

    I'm a Developer Advocate at Solace where I'm always working to help enable developers and provide the best experience possible with our technology! Prior to joining Solace I worked with several large organizations as a Software Engineer implementing event-driven, real-time, systems and was actually a Solace user at a few of them :)

    For Fun

    Outside of work I spend most of my time with family/friends and I enjoy participating (okay mostly watching..) Sports 🏈 🏀 and Traveling ✈️ 🌎 when I get the opportunity to do so.

  • honghong Administrator Posts: 68 admin

    Name or Handle

    I’m Hong and you can find me on LinkedIn.

    Location

    I’m in Ottawa, the beautiful but cold capital city of Canada.

    Job

    I’m the Senior Community Content Manager at Solace. As the title tells, I’m the content guy for this Community and the developer content on Solace’s blog page. So, if you have any suggested content ideas or want to write for the Community and Solace, feel free to reach out to me.

    For fun

    I enjoy playing ping-pong. I used to have our weekly games with my friends before the COVID-19 lockdown. I miss them a lot now.

  • KuladeepKuladeep Member Posts: 19
    edited July 15

    Name or Handle

    I’m Kuladeep Sadu, This is my LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuladeep-sadu-24731628/

    Location

    I’m working in Singapore, Lion city.

    Job

    Working as Middleware Engineer in Barclays and taking care of Solace and Tibco middleware infra build, upgrade and engineering stuff. Looking forward to learn and contribute from/to solace community.

    For fun

    I enjoy playing with kids, spending time with family and friends. Watching movies, also spending some time with books and blogs :)

  • honghong Administrator Posts: 68 admin
    edited July 15

    Nice to meet you and welcome, @Kuladeep! What kind of books and blogs do you read?

  • KuladeepKuladeep Member Posts: 19

    Glad to meet you @hong. I usually visit tech blogs like tibcommunity and ittoolboxs, and with fiction books :)

  • honghong Administrator Posts: 68 admin

    @Kuladeep Cool! BTW. As @marc is asking people, where do you get your tech news?

  • KuladeepKuladeep Member Posts: 19

    ack'd @hong :) thansk for pointing me this link got to know few more tech news

  • AaronAaron Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 91 Solace Employee

    Name or Handle

    Handle?? Haha awesome. Well, my name is Aaron, but I used to have handles like "Doc Zaius", "sLh", "King Influx" and others back in the BBS & PC demoscene days.

    Location

    Currently in Singapore! But originally from Solace HQ back in Ottawa, Canada.

    Job

    Yes I have one of those. Have worked at Solace over 9 years, from Professional Services to Sales Engineer to (currently) Developer Advocate.

    For fun

    I code. Mostly Solace utils or demos. Right now, I'm working on releasing my geo[spatial|metric] filtering library for Solace PubSub+ and MQTT. I was also getting into kitesurfing before COVID.

  • uherbstuherbst Member, Employee Posts: 14 Solace Employee
    edited July 23

    Name or Handle

    My name is Uli. 3 kids, no pets.

    Location

    Karlsruhe, Germany

    Job

    After doing 23 years of IT operations (not dev-ops, only ops) in a large Germany-based company, I switched to Solace in 2019 - completely different work style, completely different life style :-)

    For Fun

    I play Trombone. And I conduct a wind orchestra. And still looking for any demo idea to integrate some music into Solace events

  • honghong Administrator Posts: 68 admin

    @uherbst Welcome and nice to meet you! We did post a blog post last year that talks about music and Solace events: https://solace.com/blog/making-event-driven-music-with-midi-solace-and-slack/. Looking forward to your demo or blog post. :smile:

  • solaceleahsolaceleah Member, Employee Posts: 4 Solace Employee

    Name or handle
    Leah Robert ("Row-bear" - my last name is french, although it doesn't look it!). You can find me on LinkedIn here
    Location
    I'm in Silicon Valley, California but am originally from rural Ontario, Canada.
    Job
    I am a Solution Architect at Solace working in the Pacific Northwest region.
    For fun
    In my free time, I bake/cook and try to get outside in any way I can (roadtrips, hiking, camping)!

  • pr320235pr320235 Member Posts: 9

    Intro
    Hi all, I am new to the Solace community and exploring how to use it in my project work.

    Name or handle
    handle - @320235
    Name - Praveen Kumar
    I am a Senior Software Engineer in an MNC in India.

    Location
    I am located at Chennai, India

    Job
    I am working as Senior Software Engineer in an MNC in India. I have total 5 years of IT experience.

    For fun
    For fun, I like watching movies.
    Here, in Solace Community, I am new and looking for some answers to my question and it is not yet resolved. If you can helpo, it would be great.
    https://solace.community/discussion/332/send-json-object-to-solace-queue-using-python#latest

  • honghong Administrator Posts: 68 admin

    Welcome, @pr320235! Do the answers from @Tamimi and @marc answer your questions? Also, it would be great if you can share your project with the Community -- what it is about, how you developed it, etc.

  • pr320235pr320235 Member Posts: 9

    Hi @Tamimi , @marc @hong

    Thanks for your help so far.
    I am new to Solace and struggling to find a solution for my problem.
    Here is my Project requirement in detail -

    It is a migration work.
    I have some multi-pages TIFF files and their meta data in json format. I want to publish both TIFF files and json objects to Solace broker so that other systems can use this by subscribing to it. I have a very huge number of TIFF files and each TIFF file is having around 100 pages. This should be achieved by Python script.

    I am still looking for correct solution to my requirement.
    I found some sample code but I am not able to test them whether they are publishing to my Solace broker or not.
    Also, whether can I subscribe through GUI and check if the messages are getting published?
    It would be great if you could let me know when to use queue and when to use topic in Solace.
    Please let me know if you need more information.
    Kindly help.

    Thanks in advance,
    Praveen Kumar

  • honghong Administrator Posts: 68 admin

    @pr320235 Thanks for sharing your project. As for your question about queue and topic, we have the video series "Learning about Queues and Topics" in the Solace Channel in YouTube. Please check them out:

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