After years of hard work Toon's efforts were recognized with a promotion to
| Senior Backend Engineer.
225e784 achievement: Contribute to the migration to GCP
In 2018 GitLab decided to migrate from Azure to GCP. GitLab Geo played a key
| role in this migration. It allowed us to have a hot standby in GCP, so the
| migration could happen with a minimal on downtime.
| Many skilled people, including Toon as one of the experts on the Geo team, made
| the migration happen as smooth as possible.
After working in the Platform team, Toon moved to the Geo team. That team is
| responsible of building a Geo-distributed solution into GitLab. With GitLab Geo
| customers can install GitLab at their different offices and have them
| synchronize data between those installations. This allows their employees to
| have quick access to everything to do their job.
Toon was responsible of the maintenance of the REST API, and he led the path to
| introduce API v4. All deprecations and breaking changes we wanted to make had to
| happen in the upcoming major release GitLab v9.0.