Dev to Ops

Posted on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
What does the journey from a background based in Development and moving to an Ops role feel like?

Show Notes

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Nate Burleson

Nate Burleson

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.

John Smyth

John Smyth

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 Blythe

Aaron Blythe

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.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Transformation Specialist at Red Hat and a long-time member of the global DevOps community. Back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase to internet firms including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including DevOps Enterprise Summit, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matt 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

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.