Ryn Daniels is a senior operations engineer at Etsy who got their start in programming with TI-80 calculators back when Geocities was still cool, and these days has opinions on things like ‘the cloud’ and ‘devops’. Before escaping to the world of operations, they spent a few years doing R&D and systems engineering in the corporate world. They live in Brooklyn with a perfectly reasonable number of cats, and in their spare time can often be found rock-climbing or hand crafting knitted server koozies for the data center. They are co-author of O’Reilly Media’s Effective DevOps.
Sameer is a DevOps Architect at kCura, where he manages DevOps team, responsible for maintaining software development tools, automation, and culture. His work enables a small team of engineers to manage a large code base across a distributed source control system and rapidly spin up complex server environments for a growing development team. Sameer graduated from Boston University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He joined kCura in 2014.
Sarah Kowalik is an Operations Engineer at PagerDuty. Previously an Ubuntu & Kubuntu Core Developer, Sarah is currently automating the DevOps world with ChatOps. Having moved across the world, she’s becoming an expert at standing on her head.
Configuration management genius. Crewmember at The Ship Show. Opinions, she can haz.
Sean has been working at Chef since 2011. He spent most of that time as a consultant, traveling around the world helping customers automate their infrastructures. Before that, he was a Puppet user, and before that, a CFEngine user. He currently manages the Chef Cookbooks project.