Making the DevOps Transition

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014
Matt and Trevor are joined by Jeanne Steinback (Rewards Network) and Chris A (MacArthur Foundation) to chat about their real-world experiences in bringing an organization through a DevOps transition.

Show Notes


  • What problems were you trying to solve?
  • How did you (or will you) know when you are “happy”?
  • What resistance did you encounter?
  • What worked REALLY well?
  • What worked less well?
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Chris Andreen

Chris Andreen

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.


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.