devopsdays Boston - Contact

If you’d like to contact us by email: organizers-boston-2017@devopsdays.org

Our local team

Barton Nicholls

Organizer

Barton Nicholls
Cohesive Networks

Barton is a Solutions Architect for Cohesive Networks where he promotes DevOps in the cloud security space. He has been a contributing member of the Boston DevOps community for a number of years and is excited to contribute to creating a world class event for this year’s DevOps Days Boston.

Matthew Williams

Organizer

Matthew Williams
Datadog

Matt Williams is an Evangelist at Datadog. He is passionate about the power of monitoring and metrics to make large-scale systems stable and manageable. So he tours the country speaking and writing about monitoring with Datadog. When he’s not on the road, he’s coding. You can find Matt on Twitter at @Technovangelist.

     

Laura Stone

Organizer

Laura Stone

Hi, I’m Laura. I believe that done is better than perfect, that iteration, simplicity, and customer feedback are keys to success, and that community-driven efforts lead to powerful change. When I’m not working (Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Klaviyo) or organizing the PyLadies Boston and Boston Devops meetups, I enjoy a nice cup of tea and board games with friends.

   

Ed Rousseau

Organizer

Ed Rousseau
Cure Forward

Ed is a 20+ year veteran of the software industry who has worked in numerous roles from tech support to QA and even management (!). He is passionate about software quality and software engineering efficiency and an unabashed kanban fanboy. He is also a philosopher, lover of fine food and cocktails, occasional DJ and master of the rhetorically awkward question. Ed is currently employed at Cure Forward as a “DevOps Engineer” where he is developing infrastructure to match cancer patients with clinical trials and helping developers understand the operational implications of the code they write.

  

James Meickle

Organizer

James Meickle
Quantopian

James is a site reliability engineer at Quantopian, a crowd-sourced quantitative investment firm located in Boston, MA. His focus is developing the cloud architecture that supports the Quantopian community’s Python trading algorithms. Prior to joining Quantopian, he worked as a site reliability engineer at Harvard, a developer evangelist at AppNeta, and a release engineer at Romney for President 2012.

In his spare time James is a conference organizer for DevOpsDays Boston, now in its fourth year. He is also a meetup and conference speaker on topics including performance optimization, site reliability engineering, and devops tools. He is also quite committed to ‘soft skills’ education focusing on organizational culture and human behavior, particularly when he can incorporate lessons learned from his background in psychology and political science.

   

Dave Fredricks

Advisor

Dave Fredricks

Professionally, I help companies gain a competitive edge in technical resource management, planning, and execution. On the personal side, I am very passionate about teaching and learning. ‘Learning with the intent to teach others’.

 

Cody Lazri

Advisor

Cody Lazri
Cogito

E/em/eir/eirs. Trans non-binary devops-y nerd and social justice warrior. | ProdOps at Cogito. | Opinions mine.

 

The core devopsdays organizer group

Active
Bridget Kromhout (lead), Kris Buytaert, Jennifer Davis, Bernd Erk, Matthew Jones, Dan Maher, Mike Rosado, Andrew Clay Shafer, Matt Stratton (web team lead), John Willis

Historic
Patrick Debois (founder), Damon Edwards, Anthony Goddard, Lindsay Holmwood, Gildas Le Nadan, Stephen Nelson-Smith, Julian Simpson, Christian Trabold, John Vincent, James Wickett