Guests of Arrested DevOps

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

VM Brasseur

VM Brasseur

VM (aka Vicky) spent most of her 20 years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, and providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses. Now she leverages nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience and a strong business background to advise companies about free/open source, technology, community, business, and the intersections between them.

She is the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects. Think of it as the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation. The book is published by The Pragmatic Programmers and is now available in an early release ebook with hard copy available in October 2018. It’s available at https://fossforge.com.

Vicky is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative, a moderator and author for opensource.com, an author for Linux Journal, and a frequent and popular speaker at free/open source conferences and events. She’s the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016). She blogs about free/open source, business, and technical management at {anonymous => ‘hash’};.

Wes Novack

Wes Novack

Wes is a Senior Systems Engineer at Pluralsight, focused on Sys Ops, Cloud Ops, and DevOps. In partnership with his software craftsmen colleagues, he helps architect, build, and manage a highly complex infrastructure and microservices application ecosystem hosted on the AWS cloud. Wes makes extensive use of Terraform, SaltStack, shell scripting, CloudFormation, the AWS CLI, Octopus Deploy, and other technologies to define infrastructure as code, implement configuration management, drive automation, and enhance processes and systems.

Yvo van Doorn

Yvo van Doorn

Yvo van Doorn has more than a decade of system administration experience. The first part of his career, he manually built out and configured bare-metal servers. He’s a strong believer in the culture change that comes with DevOps. When he isn’t busy spreading the gospel of Chef, he’s probably enjoying a hoppy IPA, exploring the great outdoors, or celebrating his Dutch heritage while eating a wheel of gouda and watching Oranje lose the World Cup. Yvo lives with his wife and black lab in Seattle, Washington.

Manuel Pais

Manuel Pais

Manuel Pais is an independent IT consultant and trainer, focused on team interactions, delivery practices and accelerating flow. Manuel is co-author of the book “Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow” (IT Revolution Press, 2019). He helps organizations rethink their approach to software delivery, operations and support via strategic assessments, practical workshops, and coaching.

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton

Matthew Skelton is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. He is Head of Consulting at Conflux and specialises in Continuous Delivery, operability, and organisation dynamics for modern software systems.