Hello! Welcome to my homepage. I’m Mahangu Weerasinghe, and I am a Data Engineer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce and Tumblr. Our team is responsible for maintaining our primary Hadoop cluster and providing support to datums across the company.
I have Upper Intermediate SQL skills, Intermediate Python prowess and I’m currently learning Scala. I completed the Udacity Data Engineering Nanodegree, which gave me a solid introduction to PySpark, and I’m currently skilling up in Spark + Scala in order to increase both the breadth and depth of my ETL skills.
I live in sunny Sri Lanka with my wife Anya, and our two doges extrordinare, Sirius and Vega. When I’m not ETLing, you will likely find me strength training and/or eating gummy candy.
I’ve been using WordPress since version 0.70, and I truly believe that it has and will continue to play an instrumental role in keeping the web free and open. I’m a firm believer in Open Source and know that it is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I was a co-organiser of WordCamp Colombo 2017, Sri Lanka’s first WordCamp, and currently serve as co-rganiser of the Colombo WordPress Meetup.
I have childhood onset fluency disorder, aka stuttering, and I’ve written about my experience with this on HeroPress, and getspeak.in. I’m always happy to talk about my stuttering, so please drop me a line if you’d like to chat.