Vendors: Frenemies or Friends? With Michael Ducy of the Goat Farm

Posted on Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Arrested DevOps teams up with The Goat Farm ( to talk about the ways that sales folks, solution architects, and other vendor roles can help be a partner to your organization and not just a necessary evil

Show Notes

This was a special co-production with The Goat Farm. Don’t forget to subscribe to their Enterprise DevOps podcast on iTunes or Stitcher!

Check Outs


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  • - searching for that adoptable pet of your dreams


  • Bryan Fuller co-producing the new Star Trek TV series
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Michael Ducy

Michael Ducy

Michael “The Goat Whisperer” Ducy works for CHEF Software, where he travels all over the world and talks about goats and silos. He has a great family of 3 kids with his wife Nicole in Ohio.


Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke. Matt is the keeper of the Thought Leaderboard for the DevOps Party Games online game show and you can find him on Twitter at @mattstratton.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

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).