The Six Plots of Tech Twitter

Posted on Monday, Jan 25, 2021
Sources differ on where this started, but Kurt Vonnegut posited that there are basically six story types. Matt wondered if there was similarly only six stories that are told on tech Twitter. Guests Sasha Rosenbaum, Kat Cosgrove, Quintessence Anx, Aaron Aldrich, and Jeremy Meiss dig into this as well as discuss the ups and downs of tech Twitter culture.

Show Notes

Guests

Sasha Rosenbaum

Sasha Rosenbaum

Sasha is a Sr. Manager on the Managed OpenShift Black Belt (MOBB) team at Red Hat, where she is helping enterprise customers successfully migrate to managed OpenShift on customers’ favorite public cloud.

In her career, Sasha has worked in development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. Sasha is an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, a chair of DeliveryConf, and a published author.

Kat Cosgrove

Kat Cosgrove

Kat Cosgrove is a chronic early-adopter of new technologies and a real-life cyborg. Her professional engineering background is in web development, IoT, and programming education, but today she’s a Developer Advocate for JFrog. She loves finding creative solutions for hard problems, especially if they’re a little hacky.

When she’s not building demos or at a conference, she spends her time gaming, watching e-sports, and working on useless but entertaining side-projects. She also volunteers with area non-profits geared towards getting more women and other underrepresented minorities into tech.

Quintessence Anx

Quintessence Anx

Quintessence meandered into developer relations after a long tenure in IT and operations roles. After running AWS bills up and then bringing them back down again, she brought her “lessons learned” to PagerDuty, where she is a Developer Advocate. Outside of work, she co-founded Inclusive Tech Buffalo and mentors underrepresented groups to help them launch sustainable careers in technology.

Aaron Aldrich

Aaron Aldrich

Aaron Aldrich is a Managed OpenShift Black Belt at Red Hat, creator of Tabletop DevOps, founding organizer of DevOpsDays Hartford, and frequent DevOpsDays organizer and participant all over. When not talking about DevOps and Resilience Engineering, you can find him talking about Mental Health with osmihelp.org or running Emotional Intelligence workshops with EmotionalAPI.com. Find him on twitter @crayzeigh for general nonsense and tomfoolery.

Jeremy Meiss

Jeremy Meiss

Jeremy is the Head of DevRel & Community at CircleCI, formerly at Solace, Auth0 and XDA. He is active in the DevRel Community, and is a co-creator of DevOpsPartyGames.com. A lover of all things coffee, community, open source, and tech, he is also house-broken, and (generally) plays well with others.

Hosts

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Transformation Specialist at Red Hat and a long-time member of the global DevOps community. Back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase to internet firms including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including DevOps Enterprise Summit, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matt 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 Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.


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