Max Neunhoeffer is a mathematician turned database developer. In his academic career, he has worked for 16 years on the development and implementation of new algorithms in computer algebra. A few years ago he has shifted his focus to NoSQL databases and now helps to develop ArangoDB as a developer and architect. He is responsible for “all things distributed”, including deployment on Kubernetes, but also resilience, failover and scalability. His particular interests include distributed transactions, self-healing distributed systems and performance tuning. If his days had 48 hours, he would play golf, go sailing, play the piano and invent a new programming language.