Steve is an automation fanatic with 15 years of experience in IT and software development, CTO of Statflo - making wireless customer service awesome. Runs DevOpsTO and OpenStackTO meetups. Organizing DevOpsDays Toronto’s 4th conference next May.
Steven Boyd is a certified ITIL Expert that has been involved with IT at various levels for over the last 20 years; including active duty with the US Navy. Prior to becoming the US Patent and Trademark Office Service Desk Problem Manager, Steven was the DISA Enterprise Services Problem Manager. Today, Steven is involved with managing the USPTO’s Major Incident and Problem Management processes, as well as working to align and improve the organization’s service management processes and procedures with the ITIL framework.
Steven is a Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. Steven leads the Ops Advocate team focused on DevOps, SRE, and Cloud Native scenarios with Azure (and is a founding member of the League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates). Steven is an active member of the Chef and WinOps communities and a maintainer for several open source projects, including Chef, Habitat, and Test-Kitchen.
Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft, specializing in application and cloud security; evangelizing software security and advocating for developers and operations folks alike through public speaking, her open source project OWASP DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs, public speaking and community events. As an ethical hacker, OWASP Project Leader, Women of Security (WoSEC) chapter leader, software developer and professional computer geek of 20+ years, she is a person who is truly fascinated by the ‘science’ of computer science.
Automation Engineer | Educator | Infrastructure as code | DevOps
Timothy Gross is a product manager for Joyent, providers of the Triton Elastic Container Service. Tim previously ran Ops at DramaFever, where he and his scrappy team ran Docker in production to serve a few million fans their daily dose of dramas, documentaries, and gross-out horror movies. In a previous life, Tim was an architect (buildings, not software). He took the leap into programming and operations after he discovered he could automate away almost everything boring in his life.
Todd Vernon, CEO & co-founder of VictorOps, started his engineering career at NASA before he realized he liked software more than hardware. Since then, Todd’s been the co-founder / CTO of Raindance Communications, helping take the company public and lead its eventual acquisition by West Corporation in 2006. After that, he was co-founder / CEO of Lijit Networks (now sovrn), which has grown into one of the largest real-time ad exchange platforms on the internet.
Thomas A. Limoncelli is internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator with 20+ years of experience at companies like Google, Bell Labs and StackExchange.com.
Adding his bio late enough for it to be a cutout stuffed in the playbill, Trevor Hess is a Software Consultant at 10th Magnitude. Usually writing .NET applications on Azure, he always appreciates new challenges. Between exceedingly nerdy anecdotes and useless facts lay some opinions and thoughts about how we build software and teams. Trevor has been seen previously in such shows as “The Fantasticks” and “Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Computer Screen”.