Adam Zolyak

Adam Zolyak

Adam Zolyak is Product Owner for CA Agile Central focused on enabling better ways of working that provide more valuable outcomes and more sustainability for the people doing the work. He has focused on this mission as a Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Developer, and enjoys learning and sharing with others….

Alison Polton-Simon

Alison Polton-Simon

Alison Polton-Simon is a software engineer at ThoughtWorks in San Francisco. Currently, she’s working to help developers, operations folks, and business people make smarter decisions about their Continuous Delivery processes as a part of the GoCD Analytics team. When she’s not coding, Alison enjoys getting far away from her computer for…

Andrew Clay Shafer

Andrew Clay Shafer

Andrew Clay Shafer has been helping developers carry pagers for the last decade after having a caffeine induced vision while servers burned around him. Before that he was baptized in the fountain of Agile by a cult of cave dwelling witch doctors as a software developer with a background in math…

Chris McDermott

Chris McDermott

Chris McDermott is a Manager of Product Operations at SendGrid.

He loves hard problems, and has yet to meet one that he couldn’t solve somehow.

Chris does Linux, DevOps, and infrastructure at scale.

Connor Shea

Connor Shea

Community Advocate at GitLab and self-taught web developer. Interested in security and performance.
Greg Poirier

Greg Poirier

Greg Poirier is on the Delivery team at Stripe working on Stripe’s container infrastructure.

Prior to Stripe, Greg was the CTO at Opsee and has been an engineer at national laboratories, ISPs, and multiple startups.

Greg is also an opera singer.

J. Paul Reed

J. Paul Reed

J. Paul Reed has over fifteen years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such storied companies as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, Symantec, and Salesforce.

In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations “Simply Ship. Every time.”

He speaks internationally…

Jessica Breckenridge

Jessica Breckenridge

MySQL administrator, Elasticsearch wrangler, chatbot therapist, and adventurer.

20years experience in the devops field working for companies such as Yahoo, Pearson, Ping Identity and GitHub.

Josh Atwell

Josh Atwell

Josh Atwell is a Developer Advocate for NetApp ,focused on building a developer community and enabling customers and partner success leveraging code and integrations. Over the last 10+ years he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools….

Ken Mugrage

Ken Mugrage

Ken Mugrage is a technology evangelist for ThoughtWorks, focused on providing education on DevOps and continuous delivery.

He began his IT career in the early 1990s as a system administrator for Seattle’s first Internet service provider. Ken went on to form his own web development company in 1994, creating some of the…

Kira Boyle

Kira Boyle

Kira is a software engineer for Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

She has spoken at various Cloud Foundry meetups and summits, and has a great love of DevOps.

When she’s not coding, she has a great love of obstacle course races, writing, reading.

Leigh Capili

Leigh Capili

Leigh is a young Cloud Engineer local to the area who is passionate about Distributed Systems and OSS. Leigh likes functional JavaScript and has been serving on his amazing team for 3 years.
Margaret Gourlay

Margaret Gourlay

I’ve worn a few hats in my life, everything from being a systems administrator, to a mathematician and a game developer. I now work doing QA at VictorOps where I use my combined skills to help achieve high quality and good user experience.
Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall

Mary Thengvall is a connector of people at heart, both personally and professionally. She loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster communities, and has been working with various developer communities for over 10 years. After several years of building community programs at O’Reilly Media and Chef Software,…

Matt Getty

Matt Getty

Matt Getty is a Site Reliability Engineer at Twitter where he focuses on cloud migrations, infrastructure automation, and reliable revenue systems. When not in the office, he’s either tinkering with cars, writing, or enjoying the outdoors.
Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

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…

Matthew Boeckman

Matthew Boeckman

Matthew is an 18 year veteran building infrastructure and leading engineering teams. Despite his heavy Ops background, Matthew has been a longtime friend of Developers and considers DevOps his primary passion and focus. Most recently VP of Infrastructure at Craftsy, Matthew now owns Dryas.io, a consulting practice focused on DevOps, Cloud…

PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty

Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Developer Advocate at Logz.io, PJ is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact.

He is also known for wearing hats.

Scott Nasello

Scott Nasello

Scott Nasello is the Senior Platforms & Systems Engineering Manager at Columbia Sportswear with responsibility for Orchestration, Storage, Virtualization, Databases, and End User Compute. Scott’s passion is helping engineers and teams re-kindle their love of learning and growth.