Tis the Season...For Scaling! With Rob Cummings and Matt Curry

Posted on Friday, Nov 13, 2015
Holiday! It’s a time of merriment… and terror. Let’s talk about how to prepare for a known spike in traffic, and what’s worked (and hasn’t)!

Guests

Rob Cummings

Rob Cummings

Rob has been involved in IT operations for the past 14 years. This includes work at Bose, EMC Corporation, and Accenture prior to joining Nordstrom. While at Nordstrom he has been a sysadmin on teams responsible for shop.nordstrom.com, back-end merchandising systems, and virtualization infrastructure. Rob made the jump into leadership by helping form the Nordstrom Infrastructure Engineering and Public Cloud teams. Today, Rob supports the eCommerce Technical Operations teams and is focusing his passion on modernizing our technology stack and how we work together.

Matt Curry

Matt Curry

Matt is a passionate technologist and busy dad from Scottsdale, Arizona. He is currently working at Allstate Insurance as the Director of Cloud Engineering, helping to drive a cultural transformation which Allstate has labeled Compozed Labs. Matt is a software and hardware geek with a demonstrated history of using software to solve infrastructure challanges. He is a strong believer in maximizing developer efficiency. Prior to Allstate, Matt worked at PayPal for 8 years. There he played a variety of roles from Business Analyst to Capacity and Performance Specialist to Solutions Architect. While at PayPal he worked on projects related to holiday capacity planning, datacenter movement, code release efficiency and self-healing infrastructure.

Hosts

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 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

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud 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.


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