Hamish Watson is passionate about community, devops, data and making a difference.

Educating and helping others learn is a driver for Hamish and he speaks both locally and internationally and is a repeat guest lecturer at a local university.

Hamish runs a DevOps consultancy business based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Bringing DevOps efficiencies to the evolving Data Platform is both a passion for Hamish as well as a key driver for his company.

With a passion for helping others, you will often find Hamish getting up at 3am to present at events and educate data professionals around the world. Hamish was awarded the PASS Outstanding Volunteer Award in January 2019 and the annual PASSion Award in November 2019.

You can follow Hamish at https://twitter.com/TheHybridDBA and on his blog site https://hybriddbablog.com/


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