Ross has led multiple technology transformation and innovation initiatives across Verizon and Target. He is also an active collaborator in growing and strengthening the Enterprise DevOps community through his work with the DevOps Enterprise Forum, his podcast – The Goat Farm, and involvement in DevOps events nationally. Ross has had proven success establishing transformation strategy, driving culture change, scaling technology practices/skills through Dojo's, and driving platform strategies (Cloud, DevOps, API's) to improve technical excellence in some of the largest technology organizations in the world. His passion for DevOps stems not only from the fact that it improves business outcomes, but that it can also improve engagement and overall happiness of people working in technology.
Anne Nichols heads the QA department at Teem. Aside from testing code like a boss, she loves to dissect team dynamics and create solutions and better workflows across teams. In her spare time, she makes costumes with her husband and loves spending time with her two boys and two cats.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and React. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at https://robrich.org/presentations and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.
After starting his career in finance, Dan McKinley freaked out and moved to Brooklyn. He stumbled into a fledgling Etsy.com in 2007, and spent his first years there trying to stop overwhelming traffic from reducing the site to its constituent elements. In the long summer that followed he worked on activity feeds, search, recommendations, experimentation, and analytics.
Dan worked at Stripe for a while, before moving on to co-found Skyliner.io along with Coda Hale and Marc Hedlund.
2017 Salt Lake City DevOps Days Local DevOps Panel Discussion.
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Developer Advocate at Mesosphere focused on DC/OS and Apache Mesos, and runs OpenSourceInfra.org. Previously, she worked for a decade as a Linux Systems Administrator, spending the past four years working HPE on the OpenStack Infrastructure team with a focus on the project CI system. She is the author of Common OpenStack Deployments (2016) The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th (2014) and 9th (2016) editions.
David is the Technical Evangelist at Apcera and one of the co-founders of the now global set of SREcon conferences. He has over thirty years of experience in the systems administration/DevOps/SRE field in large multi-platform environments and is the author of the O’Reilly Otter book. David is honored to serve on the USENIX Board of Directors where he helps to organize and engineer conferences like LISA and SREcon. He prefers to pronounce Evangelist with a hard ‘g’.
Heidi is a widely experienced technical writer with an interest in writing herself out of work. She specializes in creating entire documentation suites for new companies and products in less time than you would believe possible.
She speaks on topics like search-led writing, starting new documentation for products, common mistakes in software development, and whistleblowing as a technical writer.
After a career spent building systems at multiple fortune 500
companies and across industries including e-commerce, healthcare,
financial services, and SaaS; Robert currently spends his days as CEO
of OmniTI, a technical services firm focused on providing web
application development and infrastructure management at scale. A long
time open source contributor and author, he speaks at conferences
worldwide on topics such as Open Source, databases, and managing
operations at scale. He occasionally blogs at http://xzilla.net.
With 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Gwen's driving force is in collaboratively creating elegant solutions to the most complex problems. She has had the honor of leading small start ups and large corporations in building high performing solution testing and delivery teams from the ground up and providing high quality enterprise solutions for retail, financial and edtech industries. Human focused and technology driven, Gwen's core belief is that the best solutions come from highly competent and innovative teams with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Gwen's life long passion for technology began at the early age of five in the boiler room of her elementary school in Boulder, CO where she learned to program in Logo on an early model Macintosh. She's been tinkering with tech every since.
Although we tend to focus on tooling and systems to build our Continuous integration and delivery systems, surprisingly, human trust fostered through transparency and consistency is the most important component of a successful CI/CD design.
I’m a half human, half Polar Bear nerd who grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta, Canada. I started programming in QBasic at the age of 12. I graduated from BYU 2 years ago with a bachelors in IT. I have been a DevOps Engineer at Craftsy for a year and a half now, and have found my calling in life. I love seeing developers push the ‘promotion’ button and deploy things to prod for the first time. My wife and I have a 5 year old girl and a 2 year old boy, and I love just getting lost on adventures with them.