From DBA & Open Source Contributor to CTO & Co-Founder
Juan Pan is the CTO and co-founder of an open source SaaS commercial startup that has received seed funding from some of the world’s top VCs. Her entrepreneurial journey started just half a year ago – when she was wearing the hats of open source enthusiast, Apache member, distributed database developer, and DBA.
In this talk she will share her empowering journey and valuable experience of being the CTO at an open source commercial start-up, how women in tech can take the challenges they face and turn them into opportunities, and best practices for open source project leadership. Tune in to get inspired to think big, to be encouraged to leave your mark and pursue your dream.
Juan Pan (Trista), an AWS Data Hero, is the CTO and co-founder of SphereEx, an open source SaaS commercial startup backed by some of the world’s top VCs. Previously a senior DBA at JD Technology, she was responsible for the design and development of JD Digital Science and Technology’s intelligent database platform.
Juan now focuses on distributed databases and middleware ecosystems and is strongly committed to open source. She is an Apache ShardingSphere Project Management Committee member, as well as mentor with various other Apache incubating projects.
Recipient of the 2020 and 2021 “”China OSCAR Open Source Pioneer”” award, she is frequently invited to speak at relevant conferences in the fields of database and database architecture, including AWS Summit Shanghai and AWS Dev Days.
She loves to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology, and regularly shares her empowering journey from open source contributor to CTO at events such as AWS She Builds Summit. She is also praised by students for her mentorship efforts at initiatives such as Google Summer of Code or Anita B. Org’s Grace Hopper Celebration.