Robyn Bergeron is a Community Architect at Ansible, building community bridges and inspiring contributors to do great things. She’s been a sysadmin, program manager, business analyst, and developer advocate in past lives, and started her career in open source at Red Hat, where she was the Fedora Project Leader.
Roderick is a Lead Software Engineer at Capital One where he leads all things DevOps for the Capital One Canada business including building, automating, and migrating infrastructure to the cloud. He currently lives in Toronto but is originally from a small town in the State of Virginia.
DevOps enthusiast and Sr. Ops Leader with 16 years of IT experience at Target. My focus has been on introducing LEAN approaches to technology service delivery. I have led IT Ops, Engineering, IT Security, Enterprise Architecture, and Business Intelligence organizations. Through that time I’ve gained empathy for the challenges faced across different IT functions in large enterprises and perspective on the business and technology trends that are changing the industry, which has further fueled my passion for DevOps as a path forward. Beyond that, I’m a husband, father of two, Alaskan, MBA, owner of a Thai restaurant, business/technology advisor, enjoy DIY home construction, and not very good at sleep or work/life balance… My views expressed are my own…
Ryn Daniels is a senior operations engineer at Etsy who got their start in programming with TI-80 calculators back when Geocities was still cool, and these days has opinions on things like ‘the cloud’ and ‘devops’. Before escaping to the world of operations, they spent a few years doing R&D and systems engineering in the corporate world. They live in Brooklyn with a perfectly reasonable number of cats, and in their spare time can often be found rock-climbing or hand crafting knitted server koozies for the data center. They are co-author of O’Reilly Media’s Effective DevOps.
Sameer is a DevOps Architect at kCura, where he manages DevOps team, responsible for maintaining software development tools, automation, and culture. His work enables a small team of engineers to manage a large code base across a distributed source control system and rapidly spin up complex server environments for a growing development team. Sameer graduated from Boston University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He joined kCura in 2014.
Sarah Kowalik is an Operations Engineer at PagerDuty. Previously an Ubuntu & Kubuntu Core Developer, Sarah is currently automating the DevOps world with ChatOps. Having moved across the world, she’s becoming an expert at standing on her head.
Sarah is a seasoned professional in the software industry with more years of experience than she’s willing to admit. She has worked at both large enterprise companies and scrappy startups, honing her skills in product management. Currently, Sarah is a Sr. Product Manager at TelemetryHub. With a BS in Computer Science from Eckerd College, a Master of Science in Innovation from Northeastern University, and an MBA from the same institution, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Sarah is passionate about building successful products and solving challenging customer problems creatively and elegantly. Her extensive background in the industry makes her a valuable asset to any team.