Angel Banks

Angel Banks

Angel Banks specializes in UX strategy and design for enterprise, finance, healthcare, and biotech applications. She currently works as a UX designer at First Data. Angel has a background in project management, product management, and front-end development. Active in the Atlanta tech community, she ...
Brian Pitts

Brian Pitts

Brian studied political science in college, but when his thesis contained more python code than prose it was clear where his true loyalties lay. He’s worked in operations roles for the past eight years and currently carries the pager for Eventbrite.

He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, son, two cats, and collection of 1990s Unix workstations.

Cat Swetel

Cat Swetel

Cat Swetel is an executive consultant with experience applying lean principles in a variety of settings: from startups to large enterprises, warehouses to web, etc. She is passionate about increasing diversity in tech. In her leisure time, Cat enjoys making jokes about Bitcoin, hiking, and reading feminist literature.
Chris Evett

Chris Evett

Chris Evett is an Automation Engineer at Cardlytics where he primarily works on continuous integration and delivery pipelines for legacy and greenfield apps in the dot net ecosystem. In addition, he enjoys working on tools that improve processes and reduce repetitive work for other developers. He is ...
Clinton Wolfe

Clinton Wolfe

Clinton Wolfe works with Atlanta-based Relus Technologies, where he helps organizations adopt DevOps culture and practices as they move to the cloud. That also means he voluntarily chooses to go into heavily siloed, dysfunctional organizations and try to get them to talk to each other with as few ...
Michael Cote

Michael Cote

Michael Coté works at Pivotal in technical marketing. He’s been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at Cote.io and is @cote in Twitter.
Eldon Stegall

Eldon Stegall

‘insufficient … procedures or sufficient procedures poorly maintained.’
Heidi Waterhouse

Heidi Waterhouse

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

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J. Paul Reed

J. Paul Reed

J. Paul Reed started his career in technology over fifteen years ago in the trenches as a build/release and tools engineer, working with such storied organizations as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, and Symantec.

In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of

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Josh Lohrman

Josh Lohrman

Josh Lohrman is a Platform Integration Architect at The Weather Company, and IBM Business. He doesn’t know what that means either. He has 15 years combined experience with Development, Operations, Devops, and Architecture, which doesn’t hold a candle to the 32 years experience he has interacting ...
Josh Long

Josh Long

Josh is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O’Reilly’s upcoming “Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry”) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including ...
Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile.
Marc Ferguson

Marc Ferguson

Marc, at his core, is an open source front-end web developer from a galaxy far, far away. When he’s not fighting imperial regimes he falls into his role as a mild-mannered husband raising three titans-of-industry. A busy and productive life often requires the counter balance of slothful recreations. ...
Mykel Alvis

Mykel Alvis

Mykel Alvis has had nearly 4 decades of work in software development to arrive at the hot mess that he is today. His career has covered essentially every phase of the software delivery lifecycle, including support, operations, testing, architecture and management. Mykel currently coaches a worldwide team in development practices and process.
Tobias Wright

Tobias Wright

Tobias is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft for Startups in Atlanta. He specializes in deep dives on microservices, serverless architecture and services for Azure Functions and AWS Lambda.
Virginia Cagwin

Virginia Cagwin

Virginia Cagwin is an Interaction Designer that practices Lean UX methods to help teams gain shared understanding, focus, and communication. Virginia started her design career has a graphic artist working on brands such as McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins. She’s worked for startups and ...