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

Creating DevOps Communities and Events With Andy Burgin, Dustin Collins, and Nathen Harvey (ADO45)

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.

Nathen Harvey

Nathen Harvey

As the VP of Community Development at Chef, Nathen helps the community whip up an awesome ecosystem built around the Chef platform. Nathen also spends much of his time helping people learn about the practices, processes, and technologies that support DevOps, continuous delivery, and high velocity organizations. Prior to joining Chef, Nathen spent a number of years managing operations and infrastructure for a diverse range of web applications. Nathen is a co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps.