Celeste Horgan is a writer, speaker and leader. She solves documentation problems at scale, and advocates for inclusivity across the industry.



Developer Educator

December 2022 -

I currently work with the Developer Relations team to produce high quality technical content for Aiven database & cloud native developers.
Inclusive Naming Initiative


June 2020 - January 2022

I co-founded the Inclusive Naming Initiative with the goal of removing harmful, racist and sexist language from codebases, and reaching quorum on the replacement terms.

I ran two workstreams: Language and Open Source.



March 2020 -

SIG Docs approver

June 2020 - June 2022

Code of Conduct Committee

August 2020 - August 2022

Working Group Naming Chair & Co-Founder

June 2020 - November 2021

I am heavily involved in the Kubernetes community as a result of my work with the Linux Foundation. I have been an approver for SIG Docs since June 2020, founded the naming working group, and currently serve as a member of the Code of Conduct Committee as an individual contributor.

Latest blog post

I didn’t do nearly as much writing as I intended to last year: suffice to say, things got a little tumultuous . After chatting with a colleague at my new job, however, I realize that there was a far lower barrier way to do this: write about what I’m reading currently. And thus (hopefully) begins Open Tabs, a series where I catalog my Open Tabs in a casual, easy way (and maybe close some tabs in the process?...

Recorded talks

The Foundations of Community

Confidential Computing Developer Summit 2021 · Slides

What's in a Name? A WG Naming Deep Dive

KubeCon/CloudNativeCon North America 2020 · Slides

Intro to Kubernetes Docs

KubeCon/CloudNativeCon North America 2020 · Slides