Hi, I'm Nicole van der Hoeven. I'm a Developer Advocate at k6.io. I've spent my career making software faster as a load tester, and I'm passionate about helping others do the same. I'm a proud polynational (Filipino, Australian, and Dutch), polyglot, and polymath. I publicly learn cool things I have no business learning, then help people do the same. I write technical and fictional articles and books, film and produce videos, create podcasts, speak at conferences, and otherwise just generally enjoy getting to know people. This site is a home for everything I'm doing on the interwebs, but my real-life home these days is Maastricht, in the Netherlands.

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