Ines Sombra (Fastly) and James Turnbull (Empatico) are chairs of the Velocity conference series, which is celebrating its 10th year in 2017. They joined Bridget to talk about the events next month in New York and London, and share tips for making the most of your conference as well as submitting talks to future conferences.
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Use code “ADO2017” for 20% off at Velocity New York Oct 1-4.
Use code “ADO2017” for a discount on many devopsdays.
Inés Sombra is a director of engineering at Fastly, where she spends her time helping the web go faster. Inés holds an M.S. in Computology with an emphasis on Cheesy 80’s Rock Ballads. She has a fondness for steak, fernet, and a pug named Gordo. In a previous life, Inés was a Data Engineer.
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).