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I'm Martin Kleppmann — researcher, software engineer, entrepreneur, author and speaker. I am a researcher in distributed systems at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology. In 2017 I published a book for O'Reilly, called Designing Data-Intensive Applications. In my past startup life I co-founded Rapportive (acquired by LinkedIn in 2012) and Go Test It (acquired by Red Gate Software in 2009).

I care about making stuff that people want, great people, a culture of respect and empathy, clarity of thinking, marvellous user experiences, maintainable code and scalable architectures.

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