devopsdays Kansas City - Contact

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Our local team

Aaron Blythe

Organizer

Aaron Blythe
NAIC

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

    

Dan Barker

Organizer

Dan Barker
NAIC

Dan spent 12 years in the military as a mechanic on fighter jets, like the F-16, before transitioning to a career in technology as a Software Engineer, then a DevOps Engineer, a Software Development Manager, and now a Chief Architect. He’s leading the technical and cultural transformation for the NAIC, a non-profit focused on consumer protection in the insurance industry. Dan is also an organizer of the DevOps KC Meetup and the DevOpsDays KC conference.

    

CJ Obermaier

Organizer

CJ Obermaier
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

CJ, his wife, two dogs and a cat, have lived in Kansas City, Missouri for four years. When he is not traveling the world with his wife, he works as a DevOps Engineer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  In addition to his work on software automation and infrastructure as code, he is considered an advocate for developing the DevOps culture throughout the Bank.  He is also actively involved in the Kansas City eSports scene as a co-owner of Good Game Kansas City.

 

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
27global

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

Systems Architect and Security guy, but involved in many aspects of Technology for clients of all sizes. DevOps has changed the world for how solutions are implemented both internally and delivered to clients globally. Looking forward to what’s next, other than self-driving cars. DevOpsDays is a great forum for sharing what’s working, and talking about that thing that everyone wants most - innovation.

 

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”.

 

Dustin Holub

Organizer

Dustin Holub
Technology Group Solutions

Dustin is an outgoing individual who believes that work and fun can be one in the same. After spending many years of his career in infrastructure silos, he was drawn to the DevOps culture and its emphasis on learning and solving problems together. Dustin spends his free time with his wife chasing their two small children, playing indoor soccer, or wondering when technology will completely free him from housework.

 

Jeff Stephens

Organizer

Jeff Stephens
C2FO

Jeff has worked as a Linux Systems Administrator for the last 13 years. His current focus is cloud application platforms. 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, Serhat Can, Jennifer Davis, Bernd Erk, Rafael Gomes, Nathen Harvey, 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