Matt and Bridget chat with Michael Hedgpeth (NCR) and Doug Ireton (1Strategy) about organizations adopting open source.
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Michael is a Software Architect at NCR working to introduce devops into their Hospitality organization. Change in large organizations require a lot of political skill, and Michael has learned through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. When pure technical skill wouldn’t suffice, Michael has had to discover the power of his personal brand both internally and externally in order to reach his company’s goals and his own goals.
Doug Ireton has been in IT since 1993, starting his career working in Microsoft Prod Support answering calls about MS-DOS. Spending 22 of the last 23 years in large enterprises, Doug now works for 1Strategy, an AWS consultancy focused on helping companies with DevOps and Big Data. Doug is an open source contributor and conference speaker. Passionate about Dev+Ops, he also hosts the Seattle CoffeeOps Meet-up group.
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 Apartments.com. 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.
Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if “cloud” can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at http://bridgetkromhout.com, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.