Who Owns Your Availability? With Charity Majors and Pete Cheslock

Posted on Friday, Mar 25, 2016
Who owns your availability? Recent events in the npm community have rekindled the perennial discussion about dependency management and controlling points of potential failure. Long-time operations professionals Charity Majors (Hound) and Pete Cheslock (Threat Stack) join the ADO crew to discuss.

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Charity Majors

Charity Majors

Cofounder and CTO of Honeycomb, a new startup focused on mining machine data. Previously running infrastructure at Parse, engineering manager at Facebook. Worked with the RocksDB team to build and deploy world’s first Mongo+Rocks in production. Likes single malt scotch.

Pete Cheslock

Pete Cheslock

As the head of Threat Stack’s operations and support teams, Pete Cheslock is focused on delivering the highest level of service, reliability, and customer satisfaction to Threat Stack’s growing user base. An industry veteran with over 15 years’ experience in operations, Pete understands the challenges and issues faced by security, development, and operations professionals every day, and how they can help. Prior to Threat Stack, Pete held senior positions at Dyn and Sonian, where he built, managed, and developed automation and release engineering teams and projects.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

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.

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, focusing on the open source cloud native ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years on call for production (from enterprise to research to startups) and a couple of customer-facing adventures, she now herds cats and wrangles docs on the product side of engineering. In the wider tech community, she has done much conference speaking and organizing, and advises the global devopsdays organization after leading it for over five years. Living in Minneapolis, she enjoys snowshoeing in the winter and bicycling in the summer (with winter cycling as a stretch goal).