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.
I’m totally new to technology, and I’m learning all there is to know about security and compliance. I started a blog to teach others about InSpec in hopes of making it more accessible to non-developers. I’m excited about playing a role in removing security as a bottleneck!
Annie Hedgpeth is a cloud automation engineer at 10th Magnitude, and spends her days using Chef to help move companies to Azure. She has written extensively about Chef’s security automation tool InSpec on her blog in hopes of making the framework more accessible to non-developers. She continues an ongoing interest in DevOpsSec and hopes to play a role in moving security left. She is also excited to be a part of 10th Magnitude’s ever-expanding reach in the world of DevOps and Cloud migration.
Annie Hedgpeth is a Cloud Automation Engineer at 10th Magnitude, a leading Azure consultancy, and is busy bringing healthy Chef and InSpec practices to her clients daily. Annie has long been a fan and proponent of InSpec, seeking to prove its accessibility to non-developers. She blogs about InSpec and other DevOps topics at http://www.anniehedgie.com
Anthony is a Senior Manager for Platform Engineering at Allstate Insurance Company. He loves problem solving, particularly in the areas of cloud computing, application platforms, and distributed systems. He is considered patient zero of the CompoZed transformation effort that has affected Allstate and stands witness to the amazing journey the organization has gone through. One of his current passions is bringing an extreme programming approach to systems engineering and operations. Outside of work, he plays husband to his brilliant wife, and dad to his two amazing kids somewhere in the suburbs of Chicago.
Arthur Maltson is a Software Developer who’s 70% Dev and 30% Ops. He’s currently practicing DevOps during the day and, as a husband and father he’s also doing DadOps at night. Arthur embodies the Full Stack developer with his passion for infrastructure automation, API crafting, front end development and making work fun by introducing and/or building new tools. In his spare time Arthur spends far too much time trying to keep up with the latest tech. He also occasionally blogs, Tweets and commits to OSS.
Throughout a 20 year career in technology, I have done everything from phone support to cloud architecture. In my personal time, I am an active volunteer with a number of local charities, as well as our Rotary Club. I live in Overland Park, Kansas, with my two young children and wife of seventeen years, Stephanie.
Ben Hughes is not a CTO, is not an award winning thought leader, nor an accomplished playwright. He is however a senior security engineer at Etsy. Before that he was breaking operations at Puppet Labs. He’s also pretended to be a build engineer for cold hard cash, but he’d really rather not talk about it. He’s spoken at conferences throughout the world on subjects such as security, devops, and security and devops.
Energetic, Strategic, Approachable. These words are often used to describe Bill Joy. For more than two decades, Bill has been a much sought-after consultant to organizations in a wide variety of industries - both big and small. Prior to establishing his consulting career, Bill held internal training positions at some of the nation’s biggest companies including Dow Chemical USA and United Insurance Company.