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.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton (he/him)

Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

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.