18 years of experience with internet-centric technologies, which lends both a breadth and depth of knowledge. Also, an almost obsessive passion for matching the right technology with qualified business goals and opportunities.
As a teenager, John moved from Chicago to a small, ultra-conservative midwestern town where dancing and Rock and Roll music had been banned. Against all odds, he successfully lead a rebellion to abolish the outmoded ban, winning the heart of the minister’s daughter along the way. Currently, Mr. Smyth is a Senior Consultant with 10th Magnitude.
Aaron has worked in Software for over a decade. He is happiest when working in Ruby on Linux or Mac, specifically Chef. However will work on whatever the project needs to get done. He is genuinely curious and interested in understanding things and making them better.
Matty Stratton is a DevOps 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”.
Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.
He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.
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.