Choose Your Own Adventure

Which cloud do we want: public, private, hybrid? How are we going to orchestrate containers? How many pizzas should our teams eat? Should everyone be on call, even front-end? Maybe we should only hire full-stack ninjas? Do we even want to dev some ops, or do we need site reliability instead? Technical decision-making is a sea of bad and worse choices waiting to happen; let’s talk about it.



Bridget Kromhout


Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.