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Jeff Smith has been in the technology field for over 15 years, oscillating between manager and individual contributor. He currently serves as the Manager of Production Operations at Centro and previously served as the Manager of Site Reliability Engineering at Grubhub. Jeff enjoys discussing the psychological aspect of problems in organizations. Jeff is also one of the co-founders of the Chicago Nerd Social Club. He occasionally musters up the strength to write on his All Things Dork blog.
Jerry Cattell is the VP of Engineering for LifeQode, a co-founder of ShiftGen, and occasional Senior Site Reliability Engineer for Yardi Systems. In his spare time, Jerry is a co-organizer of the DevOps Chicago meetup group and DevOpsDays Chicago. Jerry has over 17 years experience as a developer, sysadmin, DBA, and systems architect.
Sameer is a DevOps Architect at kCura, where he manages DevOps team, responsible for maintaining software development tools, automation, and culture. His work enables a small team of engineers to manage a large code base across a distributed source control system and rapidly spin up complex server environments for a growing development team. Sameer graduated from Boston University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He joined kCura in 2014.
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
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.