Creating DevOps Communities and Events With Andy Burgin, Dustin Collins, and Nathen Harvey

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Andy Burgin, Dustin Collins, and Nathen Harvey join Matt and Trevor to talk about what it takes to create DevOps events, Meetups, and communities.

Show Notes

Matt spends the entire episode claiming that Nathen was famous for being on ADO11, when in fact it was ADO14.

Check Outs


  • If you’re at a big conf, find the locals and do a mini meetup onsite
  • DevOpsDays Podcast
  • Public post mortems




  • Agents of Shield Season 3
  • Surface Book, Nexus 6P <3 gadgets



Andy Burgin

Andy Burgin

Andy has worked in the “digital” industry in Leeds since 1994, he has a range of skills from development, infrastructure, operations and project management. Andy is the founder of the LeedsDevops group which been running for 2 years and is attracting large crowds and speakers from a range of local and national devops players. He’s recently presented an ignite at DevopsDays Paris on running a Devops meetup group.

Dustin Collins

Dustin Collins

Dustin is a developer that saw the light. As organizer for the Boston DevOps meetup, he is most interested in helping technical people level up and have a bigger voice in their organizations. By day, Dustin is the developer advocate for Conjur, a security startup.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matt 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. Matt is the keeper of the Thought Leaderboard for the DevOps Party Games online game show and you can find him on Twitter at @mattstratton.

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.