Long time release engineer, mainframe whisperer, problem solver, quality engineer, devopsy person who has seen quite a few amazing and bizarre things in his time in the industry. Currently focused on product quality at Hashicorp. Lives in Seattle and has a loud tuxedo cat his coworkers seem to like more than they like him.
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.
Sean is a problem solver: a software developer that loves applying software principles to infrastructure automation and web applications. Sean wanted to program most of his life, realized he didn’t like it during his first job, spent 13 years as a network guy that wrote a lot of code, joined an awesome web startup as a web developer, and has rediscovered his joy for software development. After that ended, he moved into a more devops type role where he can have his feet in both camps. He’s currently with a consulting company that’s responsible for the infrastructure and applications at a large American sporting league.
Serena Tiede is a SRE at Optum, a healthcare technology company that manages everything from the delivery of care to the management of patient data. Currently the day job focuses on building observability systems. At home they obsess with all things ARM and dabbling into the internals of linux with a side of assembly nonsense.
Seth Falcon has been a part of the engineering team at CHEF for over four years. He led the team that built erchef, the port of Chef Server to Erlang and Postgresql. For the past year, he’s been leading a new product development effort for Chef Delivery.
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Shelby Spees is a Developer Advocate at Honeycomb, where she helps developers better understand their services in production in order to deliver more business value. Before joining Honeycomb, Shelby worked on applications, build pipelines, infrastructure, and other reliability efforts. She’s dedicated to improving access and equity in tech as well as to helping people feel good about their work.
Shelby lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she enjoys doing karaoke with her pitbull, Nova.
Silvia Botros is a Senior Principal Engineer at Twilio Sendgrid. She likes to help teams scale their databases and build well architected platforms. She loves finding the breaking point of all sorts of technologies and her superpower is EMPing everything she touches.