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.
As a red-and-blue-team member turned sysadmin herder, Bill had an early introduction to automation in security, and he’s spent the rest of his career trying to bring that idea to more places. Along the way he found a passion for DevOps and organizing conferences which lead him to help with DevOpsDays Chicago two years and then Portland two more. He’s currently at Rally Health leading their Security Operations group.
Lead Systems Engineer at Columbia Sportswear focusing on automation, configuration management, monitoring, and general technologies to drive the business forward.
Brian Ketelsen is probably most widely known for his role in the Go community: co-organizing Gophercon, co-hosting the GoTime.FM podcast, and co-authoring Go in Action for Manning Press. He’s been programming since he was 10, starting on a TI-99 4A. His broad background includes roles as a DBA, Developer, CIO, and nearly everything in-between. Brian built his first custom Linux distribution in 2007, which was used by colleges and companies like IBM to make developing with Ruby on Rails easier. Biggest contribution to Open Source: SkyDNS, which powers service discovery in Kubernetes.