Velocity With Inés Sombra & James Turnbull

Posted on Monday, Sep 25, 2017
Bridget chats with Velocity chairs Inés Sombra (Fastly) and James Turnbull (Empatico).

Show Notes

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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Inés Sombra

Inés Sombra

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

Bridget Kromhout

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, focusing on the open source Kubernetes ecosystem. 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, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.