As a Sr. Technical Product Manager at Amazon Web Services, Leon’s focus is to help developers build data lakes faster, with more connected data sources, and easier connectivity to analytical tools to transform data into insights. He is very passionate and outspoken when it comes to the needs of developers because he believes developers can (help) transform their business by getting the right pieces of information to the right people at the right time in the right context.

Leon is crazy about serverless and container technologies, he enjoys writing code, speaking at conferences and meetups, and blogging about it. Before joining Amazon Web Services, Leon held positions at Lightbend, VMware, JFrog, and TIBCO where he helped developers get the most out of their dev tools as both a Product Manager and Developer Advocate. Leon worked on the open source project Flogo and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam.

In his personal life, he’s on a mission to taste cheesecake in every city he visits (suggestions are welcome @retgits). As much as he loves to share his thoughts, opinions and source code with you, he will not share his cheesecake…


There is a playlist on YouTube with videos of me speaking



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