Bridget chats with guests Peter Shannon, Jocelyn Harper, and Tim Gross in front of a live studio audience at devopsdays Philadelphia 2019.
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Infrastructure @Instacart. Previously @WarnerBrosEnt, aka @DramaFever (RIP). Organizes @DevOpsDaysPHL. Is a husband, father, and trekkie. Likes hammocks.
Jocelyn had a large passion for technology since the age of 9 where she taught herself HTML and CSS to build websites and design layouts in Paint Shop Pro. Many years and Java coding boot camp later, she is a Senior Associate Software Engineer at Capital One where she is enjoying working as a full-stack engineer and is also the host of Git Cute Podcast, a technology podcast that is aimed at providing technology and career advice without the humdrum and heaviness of technical jargon. Outside of work, Jocelyn devotes a portion of her time to traveling around the country giving technical presentations and talks about diversity and inclusion within the tech sector. With the rest of her time, you can find her decompressing with video games and spending too much time on Twitter.
Tim Gross is a software engineer at HashiCorp, where he works on the Nomad core team. Previously, he’s been a developer, sysadmin, developer advocate, engineering manager, and devops engineer (whatever that is!) at a handful of startups including Joyent and DramaFever. Recently he’s also been coaching engineering teams at startups and fledgling non-profits as an independent consultant. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away Tim used to design buildings instead of software. He mostly worked on safety-sensitive projects like biosafety labs, pharma manufacturing, hazmat, and even bomb-proofing a few times. Which turn out to be shockingly transferable skills for diving into a typical code base.
Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, focusing on the open source cloud native ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years on call for production (from enterprise to research to startups) and a couple of customer-facing adventures, she now herds cats and wrangles docs on the product side of engineering. In the wider tech community, she has done much conference speaking and organizing, and advises the global devopsdays organization after leading it for over five years. Living in Minneapolis, she enjoys snowshoeing in the winter and bicycling in the summer (with winter cycling as a stretch goal).