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 originally wrote this internally for Aiven ’s Developer Relations team, but figured it would be as cool and mind blowing to the rest of my technical writer and DevRel friends as it was to me. Mega hat tip by the way! There are lots of instances where capturing a screenshot with the full window border is preferable. They look clean and professional in presentations, for example, especially when the screenshot is on a white background....

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