However, being experimentalist and theoretician at heart, her love eventually fell for molecular Biophysics, researching the cooperative but elusive behavior of lipids designed nanoliposomes for targeted drug delivery.
Her first close encounter with a computer was a PRIME 750, exclusively used to scare mother, who run batch jobs filling her terminal screen with infinite error messages and warnings.
As a good physicist, only UNIX style computing was acceptable. Unfortunately learned some Windows well into the new millennium which then regretted quite a bit.
Research brought dynamic and Monte Carlo simulations, experimental data required analysis automation so cloud computing offered attractive adventures Big data IoT pipelines dockerization Oh My!
DevOps has become her fascinating playground. Feeling infinite compute power at the fingertips, she automates infrastructure up from the ground never having a particular server relationship
Besides obvious interest of maxing out cloud resources she likes unplanned travels and being outdoors gymnastics, including mind ones and collecting fine peppers for cooking.
In free time she likes rescuing any pet especially ones being a ‘poor thing’.
Ross is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and events including QCon, CoreOS Fest, ContainerCamp, NodeSummit, KrankyGeek WebRTC, and Philly Tech Week. Ross has also published an O’Reilly Video Tutorial Series called Introduction to CoreOS: Learn to Deploy, Monitor, and Scale Containerized Applications
In a previous life, Tim was an architect (buildings, not software). He took the leap into programming and Operations after he discovered he could automate away almost everything boring in his life.