About me

Ken Finnigan

I’m a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Workday with over 25 years experience with enterprises throughout the world. I’m currently working on improving observability at Workday. Previously, I was at Red Hat for 11 years founding open source projects in middleware.

I’m now, mostly, a stationary nomad after growing up in Sydney, Australia. I’ve lived in London, Brussels, Eindhoven, Dublin, to name a few. Currently I’m stationary in Boston, USA, with my wife of over 14 years, Erin, and our two boys.

I’m a father of two boys that constantly keep me on my toes, but also say the darndest things all the time!

When I have some free time, I enjoy researching family trees of my wife’s, mine, and friends. Sometimes you find some very interesting members of a family in the past!

Open Source

I can be found working on open source projects: Quarkus, OpenTelemetry, and others.

Previously, I’ve contributed to SmallRye, Eclipse MicroProfile, Thorntail, LiveOak, GateIn, Portlet Bridge, and JBoss Seam.


My most recent book is Kubernetes Native Microservices with Quarkus from Manning.

Previously, I’ve written the following books:

How to find me

I’m on twitter (@kenfinnigan), and can be reached via email (ken@kenfinnigan.me).