devopsdays Chicago - contact

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

Our local team

Jerry Cattell

Organizer

Jerry Cattell

Jerry Cattell is the Director of Technical Operations for Tempus and a co-organizer of the DevOps Chicago meetup group. In his free time, Jerry enjoys traveling, reading, and playing with new technologies.

  

Brian Devlin

Organizer

Brian Devlin

 

Joshua Goldman

Organizer

Joshua Goldman

Cora Hays-Magan

Organizer

Cora Hays-Magan

Cora became a developer after working in all the fun and exciting places, Central Asia, West Africa, and lovely Chicago. In her household, the number of laptops outnumber the humans and cats combined.

    

Aaron Lindstrom

Organizer

Aaron Lindstrom
GrubHub

Kevin Reedy

Organizer

Kevin Reedy
Chef Software, Inc

Kevin Reedy is an infrastructure developer from Chicago that currently works for Chef as a Customer Architect. In his free time, he enjoys brewing beer, snowboarding, DJing, and promising that he’ll update his blog more often.

    

Allie Richards

Organizer

Allie Richards
Centro

Allie Richards has been ops-ing since before the terms “DevOps” and “Operations Engineering” existed. She is passionate about command lines, automation and performance at scale. When not at work she can usually be found trying to read with a cat on her lap.

  

Sasha Rosenbaum

Organizer

Sasha Rosenbaum
Microsoft

Sasha Rosenbaum is a Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft, helping large scale clients on their journey to Azure. Sasha is passionate about DevOps, company culture and collaboration in IT teams.

    

Matt Stratton

Organizer

Matt Stratton
Chef Software, Inc

Matt Stratton is a Customer Architect at Chef, where he demonstrates how Chef’s automation platform provides speed and flexibility to clients’ infrastructure. He is devoted to concepts like Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code, and his license plate actually says “DevOps”. He lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Andrea, and his three kids, Henry, Joey, and Sophia, and their cat, Fancy. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who, Firefly, and Game of Thrones. And whiskey. Matt is also the creator and co-host of the Arrested DevOps podcast.

     

Margaret Valtierra

Organizer

Margaret Valtierra
Cohesive Networks

Margaret Valtierra is the Senior Marketing Specialist at Cohesive Networks. She is responsible for growing Cohesive’s awareness through digital and written content creation, public relations, and community events. She organizes and leads the Chicago AWS user group. Previously, Margaret was VP of Operations at GreenPoint Partners, a sustainability consulting company for commercial real estate. At GreenPoint, Margaret managed the LEED building certification process for over 5 million square feet of commercial space and earned her LEED GA and LEED AP accreditations. Margaret has a BSM from Tulane University and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

   

Joel Vasallo

Organizer

Joel Vasallo
gogo

Joel is a Senior DevOps Engineer working at Gogo; providing a best-in-class cloud infrastructure and developing infrastructure/deployment tooling. Primarily works with Python, the cloud is his immutable data center, and loves tinkering with all things tech. In his spare time, Joel is also a GDG Organizer and loves exploring his home city Chicago from time to time.

    

The core devopsdays organizer group

Active
Bridget Kromhout (lead), Kris Buytaert, Jennifer Davis, Bernd Erk, Matthew Jones, Dan Maher, Ken Mugrage, 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