Platform Engineering Goes to Flavortown With Matt Kurtiz

Posted on Thursday, Oct 5, 2023


Matt Kuritz

Matt Kuritz (he/him)

Matt is a staff engineer, and the tech lead of the Platform Engineering team at The Farmer’s Dog. Prior to The Farmer’s Dog, Matt worked in a variety of companies and roles, but has always helped with the adoption of devops culture and practices.

Outside of work, Matt has served as an organizer of devopsdays in New York City since 2018. He is currently interested in learning more about resilience engineering, and facilitating learning from incidents. The rest of his time is spent playing tug with a very goofy white swiss shepherd named Ze’ev.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty 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 DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.