Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with two peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She’s also curated teams and has been a leader in customer communities focused on highly available web applications and databases.
Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O'Reilly Media's OSCON.