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@bjhaid

I work for Braintree. At Braintree I have worn several hats from writing merchant facing software to racking servers, configuring routers and load balancers.
Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob

@adamhjk

Adam Jacob is the creator of Chef and co-founder of Chef, Inc. in 2008 and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Chef, Inc. Adam founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. During two years at HJK, Adam built new infrastructures for 15 different startups. Including Adam’s time at HJK, Adam has 13 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems architect, and tools developer.
Alison Stanton

Alison Stanton

@alison985

As Founder and Chief Problem Solver at Stanton Ventures, Alison Stanton focuses on business intelligence reporting, product measurement, and process improvement through automation. She makes data accessible, discoverable, and actionable for Operations teams, Product Managers, and clients. Currently, her main languages are SQL, Python, and LookML. She also provides diversity and inclusion consulting related to LGBTQ and women in tech communities upon request. She loves knitting, working to retain women in tech, and using technology to empower audacious ideas.
Allie Richards

Allie Richards

@hpuxgirl

Senior DevOps Engineer with 16 years experience. Feminist. Cat lover.
Angela Dugan

Angela Dugan

@OakParkGirl

Angela Dugan is a Principal Consultant and Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions, a small technology based consulting firm based out of Chicago, Denver, and St. Louis. Angela has been in software development since 1999, filling roles including business analyst, developer, tester, project manager, and agile coach. Angela also runs the Chicago ALM user group, is an active organizer and speaker at several local conferences including CCC and ThatConference, is a Microsoft ALM MVP, CSM, and SPC.
Brian Henerey

Brian Henerey

@bhenerey

VP/D of Technical Operations at OneMain Financial.
Heidi Waterhouse

Heidi Waterhouse

@wiredferret

Heidi is a widely experienced technical writer with an interest in writing herself out of work. She specializes in creating entire documentation suites for new companies and products in less time than you would believe possible. She speaks on topics like search-led writing, starting new documentation products, and whistleblowing as a technical writer.
Jamesha Fisher

Jamesha Fisher

@jamfish728

Jamesha Fisher has worked in the Tech industry for over 10 years, with a keen eye towards security. Currently a Security Operations Engineer at GitHub, she has lent her security expertise throughout her career in Operations and Systems Engineering to other companies including Google and CloudPassage. In her spare time she is a maker of things musical, delicious, and objects that use binary numbers. You can find her on twitter as @jamfish728.
Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

@DarkAndNerdy

Jeff Smith has been in the technology field for over 15 years, oscillating between manager and individual contributor. He currently serves as the Manager of Site Reliability Engineering at GrubHub. Jeff enjoys discussing the psychological aspect of problems in organizations. Jeff is also one of the co-founders of the Chicago Nerd Social Club.
Jeremy Edberg

Jeremy Edberg

@jedberg

Jeremy is an angel investor and advisor for various incubators and startups, and is the cofounder of MinOps. Jeremy was the founding Reliability Engineer for Netflix, and before that he ran ops for reddit. Jeremy also tech-edited the highly acclaimed AWS for Dummies. His expertise is in serverless computing, distributed computing, availability, rapid scaling, and cloud computing. He holds a Cognitive Science degree from UC Berkeley.
Jill Jubinski

Jill Jubinski

@jilljubs

Jill Jubinski is an recruiting veteran with over 6 years of recruiting experience in the community. She received her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with plans to change the way organizations treated their employees. When that didn’t work out she started recruiting ;-) Jill leans on her strength in relationship building as a jumping off point to help organizations build amazing teams and genuinely cares about the health and wellness of an organizations culture.
Joel Vasallo

Joel Vasallo

@__jvasallo__

Joel is currently a DevOps Engineer at Gogo. He’s been at Gogo for 4 years improving cloud infrastructure and developing infrastructure tools. Primarily works with Python, the cloud is his immutable datacenter, and loves exploring his home city Chicago from time to time.
Joshua Zimmerman

Joshua Zimmerman

@thejewberwocky

Joshua has worked for the University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries for the past decade, playing a variety of roles ranging from helpdesk support, web developer, and Windows systems administration. For the past four years, Joshua has been part of a team of administrators architecting and maintaining an ever-growing Linux server environment for applications both developed in house and procured from vendors. In his spare time, Joshua co-organizes the Madison DevOps meetup and devopsdays Madison.
Ken Mugrage

Ken Mugrage

@kmugrage

Ken Mugrage started his own web development company in 1994. Since then he’s held almost every position in a software development company, from developer to system administrator, sales engineer to development manager. This varied experience enables Ken to look at issues with a holistic view. Ken is currently a Technology Evangelist at ThoughtWorks, responsible for teaching others about DevOps and Continuous Delivery.
Michael Stahnke

Michael Stahnke

@stahnma

Michael Stahnke is Director of Engineering at Puppet, Inc. He’s held a few roles there, and been a part of the company growing from 35 to 440+ employees. While staying near the domains of release engineering, operations, and community, he’s been in leadership for most of the last decade. His primary joy comes from building teams, mentoring team members, and, just recently, playing Hot Wheels cars with his son. He came to Puppet Labs from Caterpillar, Inc. where he was an infrastructure architect.
Morgan Rhodes

Morgan Rhodes

@KnittyNerd

Morgan started working as a module engineer at Puppet in Spring of 2014 and joined the release engineering team in October 2015. Before that she had been part of the Puppet community for over four years, largely using Puppet as a system administrator. Outside of work, she can be found biking, cooking delicious vegan fare, curling like a boss (or Canadian), and hanging out with her cats.
Nell Shamrell Harrington

Nell Shamrell Harrington

@nellshamrell

Nell Shamrell-Harrington is a Software Development Engineer at Chef, focusing on the Supermarket open source product. She also sits on the advisory board for the University of Washington Certificates in Ruby Programming and DevOps. She specializes in Chef, Ruby, Rails, Regular Expressions, and Test Driven Development and has traveled the world speaking on these topics. Prior to entering the world of software development, she studied and worked in the field of theatre. The world of theatre prepared her well for the dynamic world of creating software applications. In both, she strives to create a cohesive and extraordinary experience. In her free time she enjoys practicing the martial art Naginata.
Rebecca Miller-Webster

Rebecca Miller-Webster

@rmillerwebster

Rebecca Miller-Webster is a software engineer, conference organizer, and educator. She is the founder of Write/Speak/Code and CTO at Polymathic. Rebecca has been developing software professionally for over a decade, previously organized GORUCO, and was the founding teacher at Dev Bootcamp NYC. Rebecca’s hobbies include drinking Diet Coke, wearing trousers, telling computers what to do, dogs, & swearing.