Charity Majors (Parse/Facebook) is an “Accidental Computerer”. She was the first infrastructure hire at Parse, which was acquired by Facebook in April 2013. Charity handles all of the backend operations and DBA work, and manages a team of 7 engineers.
Cofounder and CTO of Honeycomb, a new startup focused on mining machine data. Previously running infrastructure at Parse, engineering manager at Facebook. Worked with the RocksDB team to build and deploy world’s first Mongo+Rocks in production. Likes single malt scotch.
Former musical theatre actress and recent Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Developer Evangelist at Codefresh. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress and worked in tech by day. To support her theatre career, she started to learn to code on her own through online resources. She is now the first female engineering hire on her team- and is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech.
Currently the Director of Software Development and Application Architect for the MacArthur Foundation, I grew up on the Dev side of technology. I’ve worked for a range of different organizations with a breadth of responsibilities. I’ve worked for a Fortune 100 insurance company with plenty of corporate culture focused on BI enablement to a small startup where I was responsible for all things technology related. I believe in using the right tool for the right job and try hard not to be biased towards specific technology stacks. In my current role, I am working hard to take the lessons I’ve learned and apply them to a place whose goal is to make the world a better place.
Chris is a Windows Platform Engineer at Ticketmaster and the author of PoshSpec - a PowerShell module that aids in writing infrastructure tests with Pester. He co-organizes the Northern Virginia PowerShell User Group. You can find him talking about Mocking All The Things at the 2017 PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit in Bellevue, WA.
I currently work at DRW where I help developers and operations deliver more value faster. I used to work for ThoughtWorks as a Principal Technical Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist. I help developers understand the environments they are developing for, and help infrastructure people build better systems. My specialties are Unix (any flavour), networking and development. I’ve done time as a Developer and as a Sys Admin, but now I’m both…
Chris is a Certified Puppet Professional and has been using Puppet since early 2008. Chris is a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Demand Media supporting sites such as Society6.com, eHow.com, liveSTRONG.com and Cracked.com. In addition to work, he is the maintainer of http://puppetbestpractices.com and a co-host of the podcast Ops All The Things. As a father of two little girls and a husband, Chris is always looking for better ways to keep infrastructure running smoothly. You can find Chris on twitter as @cwebber or lurking in #puppet as cwebber.
Christian is an engineer at Nextpoint and an organizer of devopsdays Madison. He’s been an ops person for nearly 20 years, only getting out into the wider world of open source recently. He still misses ksh a little. Christian enjoys dancing, live music, board games, and suffers attending to the whims of Prickles the cat.
Christine went to MIT, dropped out of an operating systems graduate program to be a kernel engineer at Ksplice, and has spent the last 5 years building Nylas, a startup building modern APIs for business communications. She’s worn a lot of hats at the company, from developing software and running infrastructure to managing engineers and convincing folks to build with the platform. She currently serves as CTO.