Bridget chats with devopsdays Toronto local organizer Amy Mansell & speakers Roderick Randolph, Arthur Maltson, and Aaron Aldrich.
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Roderick is a Lead Software Engineer at Capital One where he leads all things DevOps for the Capital One Canada business including building, automating, and migrating infrastructure to the cloud. He currently lives in Toronto but is originally from a small town in the State of Virginia.
Arthur Maltson is a Software Developer who’s 70% Dev and 30% Ops. He’s currently practicing DevOps during the day and, as a husband and father he’s also doing DadOps at night. Arthur embodies the Full Stack developer with his passion for infrastructure automation, API crafting, front end development and making work fun by introducing and/or building new tools. In his spare time Arthur spends far too much time trying to keep up with the latest tech. He also occasionally blogs, Tweets and commits to OSS.
Aaron Aldrich is the Director of Support Services and DevOps Evangelist at Cage Data and a founding organizer of the DevOps CT meetup. Following a career that’s been user-facing and operationally focused has given him an empathetic view of technology’s role in our lives. His writing can occasionally be found on http://cagedata.com/blog if it’s greater than 140 characters or on twitter @crayzeigh if fewer.
Amy most recently transitioned to the Education and Learning Products team at Lighthouse Labs, Canada’s leading developer bootcamp. Formerly the organizer of the HTML500, North America’s largest free learn to code event, Amy joined the DevOpsDays Toronto organizing team in 2017. When she isn’t striving to ship a better education experience at Lighthouse, she spends her time teaching herself to code, playing softball, and lifting heavy things above her head at the gym.
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).