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


  • “I’ve discovered that tweeting something inflammatory about Docker will give you a really popular tweet.”


  • - searching for that adoptable pet of your dreams


  • Bryan Fuller co-producing the new Star Trek TV series
  • posh-git


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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.


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty 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 San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

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 Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. 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.