Guests of Arrested DevOps

Pete Cheslock

Pete Cheslock

Pete is currently the head of Operations and Support for Threat Stack, a continuous security monitoring company. Pete is a 15 year veteran of the technology industry and sees Threat Stack solving a critical problem around continuous security monitoring with dynamic, cloud based infrastructure. Previously, he built out the automation and release engineering teams at Dyn, managing and deploying mission critical global DNS infrastructure. Prior to Dyn, Pete was the Director of Technical Operations for Amazon-Backed cloud archiving company Sonian, where he developed and managed a Petabyte scale archiving application across multiple public clouds.

Pete Cheslock

Pete Cheslock

As the head of Threat Stack’s operations and support teams, Pete Cheslock is focused on delivering the highest level of service, reliability, and customer satisfaction to Threat Stack’s growing user base. An industry veteran with over 15 years’ experience in operations, Pete understands the challenges and issues faced by security, development, and operations professionals every day, and how they can help. Prior to Threat Stack, Pete held senior positions at Dyn and Sonian, where he built, managed, and developed automation and release engineering teams and projects.

Peter Burkholder

Peter Burkholder

Geophysicist turned DevOp. Joining GSA’s @18F soon, currently hacking for @GovReady. Formerly: @chef, @aarp, NIH, NCAR, U. of Washington & U. of Witwatersrand.

When free from work, can be found making pizza, playing volleyball and singing w/ his community choir.

Phil Dibowitz

Phil Dibowitz

Phil Dibowitz has been working in systems engineering for 12 years and is currently a production engineer at Facebook. Initially, he worked on the traffic infrastructure team, automating load balancer configuration management, as well as designing and building the production IPv6 infrastructure. He now leads the team responsible for rebuilding the configuration management system from the ground up. Prior to Facebook, he worked at Google, where he managed the large Gmail environment, and at Ticketmaster, where he co-authored and open sourced a configuration management tool called Spine. He also contributes to, and maintains, various open source projects and has spoken at conferences and LUG’s on a variety of topics from Path MTU Discovery to X509.

Randi Harper

Randi Harper

Randi didn’t give us a bio

Ranjib Dey

Ranjib Dey

I am a system administrator with PagerDuty. Along with rest of our team, I try to design systems that can withstand major outages. Before joining PagerDuty, I worked at Google, ThoughtWorks etc, where I was working with private build/deployment cloud, also enabling continuous delivery & cloud adoption. I did my masters in Life Science (Bioinformatics), and I always try to create infrastructure like living systems.

Reuben Dunn

Reuben Dunn

Reuben Dunn is the DevOps Practice Lead at Fraedom - a payment, expense and travel SaaS platform. Reuben is influencing a transformation around continuous learning, scientific experimentation and Fraedom’s newly formed SRE team. Reuben started in the Windows Ops space cutting his teeth on a DEC server running NT Server 3.51, before moving into development roles after needing to script users into AD. In the development roles, he found himself doing the build & deploys, then found belonging in the DevOps Space. Reuben is passionate about a sustainable transformation for DevOps in the windows space.

Reuben enjoys life with his wife and 4 kids on a rural section in the south-east of Auckland. Reuben is also the lead organiser for DevOpsDays Wellington which ran earlier this year.

Rob Cummings

Rob Cummings

Rob has been involved in IT operations for the past 14 years. This includes work at Bose, EMC Corporation, and Accenture prior to joining Nordstrom. While at Nordstrom he has been a sysadmin on teams responsible for shop.nordstrom.com, back-end merchandising systems, and virtualization infrastructure. Rob made the jump into leadership by helping form the Nordstrom Infrastructure Engineering and Public Cloud teams. Today, Rob supports the eCommerce Technical Operations teams and is focusing his passion on modernizing our technology stack and how we work together.

Rob Reynolds

Rob Reynolds

Rob is a Senior Software Engineer on the Windows Team at Puppet Labs, where we make Windows moar awesome! He has a passion for automation and making hard concepts simple. Rob is also the creator and primary maintainer of Chocolatey, a package manager for Windows. His past as an artist has shaped the way he thinks about and develops code. Rob lives in Kansas where he spends time with his wife and two children, cheers on the Royals, and avoids tornadoes.