devopsdays Kansas City - contact

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Our local team

Aaron Blythe

Organizer

Aaron Blythe
Hearst Business Media

father, husband, hacker, software architect, genuinely interested in understanding things and making them better.

    

Dan Barker

Organizer

Dan Barker
DST Systems

Dan spent 12 years in the military as a mechanic on fighter jets, like the F-16, before transitioning to a career in technology. He’s leading a team of engineers dedicated to bringing DevOps principles and practices to a financial and health services company through an opinionated CI/CD platform built on OSS technologies.

    

CJ Obermaier

Organizer

CJ Obermaier
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Passionate about international business, open-source technology, eSports, and dogs.

 

Ryan McNair

Organizer

Ryan McNair
SMRxT

Ryan McNair is currently the Technical Product Owner for SMRxT Inc, a Medication Adherence company focused on software and IoT devices to monitor when patients do and don’t take their medicine. Previously, Ryan held multiple engineering and leadership positions at Cerner Corp, a provider of Electronic Health Record software and services to hospitals. Ryan is focused on successful technology implementations across the healthcare sector and sees DevOps as a powerful tool in the business value stream for all SaaS products. Outside the office, you’ll find Ryan tearing up the local mountain bike trails and making sawdust in his basement workshop.

 

Tom Martin

Organizer

Tom Martin
Twovi.com

Father, Husband, Cat Herder, Generally just gets shit done.

   

Chris Stein

Organizer

Chris Stein
C2FO

Chris has spent most of his career focusing on infrastructure automation. He’s interested in using new technologies and processes for continual improvement.

  

Chase Pettet

Organizer

Chase Pettet
Wikimedia Foundation

Chase has spent the last 15 years working on network and systems infrastructure with an emphasis on Linux. He currently works for the Wikimedia Foundation solving problems.

 

Bert Weidt

Organizer

Bert Weidt
VML

 

Rebecca Sowers

Organizer

Rebecca Sowers
Cerner Corporation

Rebecca is currently a Service Portfolio Manager focusing on tools that monitor, automate, configure, and discover all layers of infrastructure. In her free time, she loves to do home renovation projects in her old 1903 “money pit”.

 

Caleb Hyde

Organizer

Caleb Hyde
C2FO

Software architect with over ten years experience with companies large and small, meeting customer deadlines on-time, with revenue streams of millions of dollars, and driving cost avoidance initiatives in the six-figure range. I have built and maintained streaming data platforms, participate in open-source software communities, and strive for continuous delivery based on software-defined networking and immutable, disposable environments.

 

Jeff Stephens

Organizer

Jeff Stephens
DST Systems

Jeff has worked as a Linux Systems Administrator for the last 12 years. His current focus is cloud application platforms as well as the expansion of his technical knowledge in development languages and CI/CD. Beyond work, he is an avid baseball fan, and spends his free time as a musician and photographer.

 

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