Alyssa Miller been a hacker, programmer, and advocate since she bought her first computer at age 12 and taught herself BASIC programming. Her career began in programming and later pivoted to security as a penetration tester. She has 15 yrs. experience in security and leadership across enterprise, consulting, and security product roles.
Alyssa crusades against imposter syndrome and advocates for aspiring security professionals trying to find a path into security. She’s a researcher, author and internationally recognized speaker. Her advocacy extends to ensuring diverse representation from all backgrounds in security. She’s a member of the WiCyS racial equity committee, a WoSEC chapter leader and presenter for She Speaks Security at RSA 2020. She is currently a security advocate for Snyk.
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.
Amy has worked in web operations for more than 20 years at companies of every size, touching everything from kernel code to user interfaces. When she’s not working she can usually be found around her home in San Jose, caring for her family, making music, or running slowly in the sun.
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.
Andrew Clay Shafer stole good ideas from wherever he could and started calling them all devops. Andrew tries to solve more problems than he causes but often fails. If devops ever caused you any problems, Andrew feels bad. If devops ever helped you with anything, he also apologizes.
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.
Angela has been in software development since 1999. She started her career at Software Architects building custom software, then spent 5 years as an ALM evangelist with Microsoft, and in late 2011 she left Microsoft to follow her passion back into the consulting world. She is now the ALM Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions, based in Chicago. Angela also runs the Chicago Visual Studio ALM user group, and is a Microsoft ALM MVP. Outside of wrangling TFS, Angela is an avid board gamer, an aspiring runner, and a Twitter addict. She lives in a 104 year old house in Oak Park that she is constantly working on/cursing at with her husband David.