Speaking at Conferences With Ryn Daniels

Posted on Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
Speaking at tech conferences: how do you get started? What should you expect? Ryn Daniels of Etsy (author, engineer, and frequent public speaker) chats with Bridget, offering insights about speaking at conferences.

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Ryn Daniels

Ryn Daniels

Ryn Daniels is a senior operations engineer at Etsy who got their start in programming with TI-80 calculators back when Geocities was still cool, and these days has opinions on things like ‘the cloud’ and ‘devops’. Before escaping to the world of operations, they spent a few years doing R&D and systems engineering in the corporate world. They live in Brooklyn with a perfectly reasonable number of cats, and in their spare time can often be found rock-climbing or hand crafting knitted server koozies for the data center. They are co-author of O’Reilly Media’s Effective DevOps.


Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, focusing on the open source cloud native ecosystem. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years on call for production (from enterprise to research to startups) and a couple of customer-facing adventures, she now herds cats and wrangles docs on the product side of engineering. In the wider tech community, she has done much conference speaking and organizing, and advises the global devopsdays organization after leading it for over five years. Living in Minneapolis, she enjoys snowshoeing in the winter and bicycling in the summer (with winter cycling as a stretch goal).