Lead Systems Engineer at Columbia Sportswear focusing on automation, configuration management, monitoring, and general technologies to drive the business forward.
Brendan Burns is a co-founder of the Kubernetes open source project and a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Azure where he focuses on containers, Kubernetes and DevOps. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Computer Science and Studio Art from Williams College.
Brian Ketelsen is probably most widely known for his role in the Go community: co-organizing Gophercon 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.
I am currently working for Bluechip Consulting Group as a Solutions Architect helping to implement various security related and automated OS migration solutions. I spent most of my career supporting Web Developers by both developing build and release solutions and generally as a Linux Systems Administration. Over the years I have seen the benefits first hand of the DevOps way. Which has lead to my focus on getting Ops and Developers working together for the benefit of the companies I have worked with and for. I have worked for various sized companies from Fortune 500 companies like GE and Chrysler all the way down to dot-com start-ups and three man web development shops. They all gain in productivity and profitability with DevOps powering their profit engines.