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Karthik Gaekwad is a principal Oracle engineer who builds software using cloud and container technologies.
Karthik graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS and MS in computer engineering in 2007. After graduating, he moved to Austin, Texas to work on the ecommerce team at National Instruments (NI) IT as a developer and created the first version of Parts list and various other ecommerce applications.
In 2009, he moved into the LabVIEW R&D group at NI, where he was an engineer for its cloud-based SaaS and mobile products. He designed and implemented the cloud-based authentication and licensing system for the NI cloud products and worked on various features to integrate the products with the NI purchasing systems. Finally, Karthik also spent some time with the mobile team at NI creating the first iOS version of Data Dashboard.
In 2012, he moved to R&D at Mentor Graphics Embedded to work on cloud products for embedded engineers.
He enjoys working on the development side of the DevOps paradigm, and is most interested in creating REST style services and product user experiences. He also is an organizer for DevOpsDays Austin and Cloud Austin.