Adam Jacob is the creator of Chef and co-founder of Chef, Inc. in 2008 and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Chef, Inc. Adam founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. During two years at HJK, Adam built new infrastructures for 15 different startups. Including Adam’s time at HJK, Adam has 13 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems architect, and tools developer.
Alena Hall is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. She previously worked on a security fuzzing project at Microsoft Research. Alena has more than ten years of experience in the software engineering industry with a focus on distributed cloud programming, real-time system modeling, high load and performance, big data analysis, data science, functional programming, and machine learning. She is an elected member of the F# Software Foundation’s board of trustees. You can find her on Twitter as @lenadroid.
Alice Goldfuss is a systems sorceress. She’s consulted on some books (Docker: Up & Running, Effective DevOps), presented at some conferences (SREcon, Velocity, Container Summit), and runs some others (LISA17, DevOps Days Portland). You can follow her on Twitter (@alicegoldfuss), but you’ll probably regret it.
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.
Ana is currently working as a Chaos Engineer at Gremlin, helping companies avoid outages by running proactive chaos engineering experiments. She last worked at Uber where she was an engineer on the SRE and Infrastructure teams specifically focusing on chaos engineering and cloud computing. Catch her tweeting at @Ana_M_Medina mostly about traveling, diversity in tech, and mental health.
In her role as Sr. Director of Global Digital & Media Strategy at Beam Suntory, Andrea Javor is responsible for the organization’s global media practice. Her focus at BSI is to invest media dollars for the greatest contribution to short term sales, as well as long term brand equity, stewarding media investments across paid, owned, and earned media channels. Andrea’s team is also responsible for the Consumer Care function, responding to consumer inquiries coming in through multiple digital channels as well as bringing social media thought-leadership to the organization in the form of content creation, response strategies, and process improvements. Her team is also focused on global media analytics, using a combination of data sources to provide actionable tracking data and insights to the organization in near real time. Beam Suntory’s roster of brands include: Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Hibiki, Yamazaki, Courvoisier, Sauza, Hornitos, and Midori.
solving more problems than I cause at @pivotal
Andy has worked in the “digital” industry in Leeds since 1994, he has a range of skills from development, infrastructure, operations and project management. Andy is the founder of the LeedsDevops group which been running for 2 years and is attracting large crowds and speakers from a range of local and national devops players. He’s recently presented an ignite at DevopsDays Paris on running a Devops meetup group.
Aneel drinks a lot of coffee. He’s been doing tech full time since highschool and currently does marketing at monitoring startup SignalFx.