devopsdays Chicago - Contact

If you’d like to contact us by email: organizers-chicago-2019@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.

  

Albert Cheung

Organizer

Albert Cheung

Albert Cheung works in support for a financial institution dealing with production issues and change management. In his free time, he likes to: sail, play pickleball, visit friends outside of Chicago and brew kombucha.

 

Brian Devlin

Organizer

Brian Devlin
Hyatt Hotels

Brian Devlin is (presumably) a human who enjoys activities of various natures. Brian is a father who lives in the suburbs. He enjoys board games and beverages, in no specific order. He may or may not have a shadow Twitter account. He tweets only during warm weather. Once, Brian vaulted over the Chicago River, but that could have been in his imagination. Brian invented DevOps, but not the DevOps you know.

 

Jeremy Fryer

Organizer

Jeremy Fryer

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.

    

Christian Herro

Organizer

Christian Herro
Nextpoint

Christian Herro is the senior infrastructure engineer at Nextpoint, where he does all the infra/sec/etc. things. He co-founded the Madison WI devops meetup and devopsdays MSN. In his free time, he enjoys dancing, board games, live music, eating all of the foods, and spending far too much time thinking about Babylon 5.

   

Trevor Hess

Organizer

Trevor Hess
Chef Software, Inc

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure! Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities. Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

 

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.

    

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.

    

Matty Stratton

Organizer

Matty Stratton
PagerDuty

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”. He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

    

Margaret Valtierra

Organizer

Margaret Valtierra
BreakFree Solutions

Margaret Valtierra is a Solutions Engineer at BreakFree Solutions. She is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and has a Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge. Margaret runs the AWS Chicago user group and is a co-organizer for DevOpsDays Chicago. When not at work she can usually be found at the dog park with her dog, Peanut.

   

Hari Vedam

Organizer

Hari Vedam
Discover

Hari Vedam is a cloud engineer. He is an avid technologist. His experience includes IT architecture, front-end development, and public + private cloud. When he is not playing with the cloud, his free time includes cooking, reading, and watching movies, especially Marvel.

   

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