Michel joined Scalr as a Business Development manager. Born in France, with roots in Italy, Michel started his career at Google between Paris and London. He plays various roles at Scalr with a focus on sales. Michel loves Thai food, visiting new places and spending time with his girlfriend.
CTO at Opscode
Distributed systems and planetary-scale infrastructure. I'm one of the designers of Amazon's EC2 and now building Chef and the Opscode Platform, the industry's leading configuration management framework.
General Partner at Battery
Sunil joined Battery in 1998 and focuses on investments in IT infrastructure and financial services. Sunil is responsible for Battery's investments in Agari, Continuuity, Fastly, GreenBytes, Opscode, Precidian Investments, Splunk, and Tracelytics. He has previously served as a director or board observer at CipherTrust, Inc. (acquired by Secure Computing), Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), Storigen Systems (acquired by EMC), @stake (acquired by Symantec), Storability Software (acquired by StorageTek) and Viridity Software (acquired by Schneider). Sunil has also be…Read more
at DTO Solutions
Damon Edwards is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the DTO Solutions consulting group. DTO Solutions specializes in DevOps and automated infrastructure consulting for large-scale and mission critical IT operations. DTO clients include leading e-commerce, financial services, SaaS, and gaming companies. Damon is also a frequent contributor to dev2ops.org and is the co-host of the DevOps Cafe podcast series.
John is currently the Director of Engineering Productivity and Agile Development at Ancestry.com.
His team’s mission is to accelerate engineering’s ability to deliver value to the customer. He is also the architect of Ancestry’s transformation to Agile development. John has more than 25 years software development experience working for such companies as IBM, Corel, Callware Technologies, and Control4. His spare time is gobbled up by his beautiful wife, four teenage sons, reading lots of books, and fly-fishing for trout on the Provo River.… Read more
Lead Developer at Opscode
Seth Falcon is a Development Lead at Opscode and has been busy porting Opscode's Hosted Chef API to Erlang. He is a committer to The R Project, an Erlang enthusiast, and has experience developing software for bioinformatics as well as high-volume web APIs.
Lew Goettner is a senior technical lead for the Knowledge@Wharton group within the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His day to day responsibilities include managing the publishing infrastructure for Knowledge@Wharton's network of sites, which run the range from WordPress on LAMP to legacy ColdFusion code on IIS/Windows. Additionally, he serves on admin groups that span Wharton's computing division for F5 devices, MySQL, PHP and WordPress. Prior to joining the Wharton School, Lew worked in the medical industry, building HIPAA compliant case management systems, supporting medica…Read more
Russell Haering is a software engineer on the Cloud Monitoring team at Rackspace Hosting, creator of the open source deployment tool Dreadnot and all-around backend software enthusiast. Russell’s experiences as a system administrator at the OSU Open Source Lab and a developer at Cloudkick drive his goal of developing tools to make software easier to operate both in the cloud and "behind the firewall".
Chief Systems Architect
Boyd came to Feedmagnet after 10 years of plying his trade as a database developer for startups throughout the Austin, TX area. At Feedmagnet, he was tasked with making the database work and bringing stability to the existing system. He did this by working with the development and business teams to rewrite the system from the ground up as single tenant and using BASH scripts to launch and maintain servers. Feedmagnet launched this new system in March of 2011 just in time for SxSWi in Austin. However, by April of 2011 it was apparent the BASH scripts would not get m…Read more
Chief Executive Officer at Opscode
Hill brings more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in high-growth, technology companies. He previously served as CEO of Avanade, a technology services joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, and was responsible for launching the company in 2000. As the founding CEO of Avanade, he led the team that created a billion-dollar technology services firm successfully providing infrastructure, development and business solutions built on Microsoft technology. He was also managing partner for Accenture's electronics and high tech business in the w…Read more
With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld, distinguished cloud solution architect at Dell, specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Lately, he's been leading Dell's OpenStack and Crowbar projects. As a distinguished cloud architect, Rob helps Dell to set strategy for cloud computing, drives innovative cloud solutions to market, and works with customers on their cloud implementations. Rob is a graduate of Duke and Louisiana State University. In addition to cloud technologies, Rob is also known for his passion and expertise on the Agile/…Read more
Alex Honor is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of DTO Solutions and has 20 years experience building and running large scale enterprise and web-based software systems. Alex is a systems architect and solution designer who teaches DTO's clients how to solve their DevOps problems using Lean and Agile principles. Alex also leads DTO's open source software development efforts. Prior to DTO, Alex led architecture at E*TRADE building their global web-facing brokerage infrastructure. Alex began his career at NASA Ames, building tools to support their super computer environments.
Operations Architect at Lookout Mobile Security
Jim currently works at Lookout on the Operations and Infrastructure teams, helping to design and build tools to develop, deploy, and operate services. Before Lookout Jim was in turn a tools developer, Chief Security Officer, Director of On-Demand Operations, and Operations Architect at Workday. Jim joined Workday when it acquired NetYourWork, a start-up he co-founded to develop a toolset for building SaaS business applications. Before that Jim was Vice President of Technology Research at PeopleSoft, and built retail banking systems at the start …Read more
Co-founder & Chief Customer Officer at Opscode
Adam Jacob is a co-founder of Opscode and the creator of Chef. Prior to Opscode, he founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. During two years at HJK, he built new infrastructures for 15 different startups. Including his time at HJK, Adam has 13 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems architect, and tools developer. He has been responsible for large production infrastructures, internal corporate automation, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.
Principal Consultant at Atalanta Systems Ltd
Stephen Nelson-Smith has been a UNIX sysadmin since some time in the last millenium, and started thinking about infrastructure automation shortly after. He co-founded Atalanta Systems five years ago around the ideas of infrastructure as code, and has been providing professional services around configuration management since the early days of Puppet.
One of the foundational Devops practitioners and writers, he is the author of the O'Reilly book "Test Driven Infrastructure with Chef", and the forthcoming "Chef: The definitive guide". As principal cons…Read more
CIO at Meteor Entertainment
Sarah Novotny is the CIO of Meteor Entertainment. She regularly talks about infrastructure automation and geek lifestyle. She is a founder and board member of Blue Gecko which does remote administration and management of databases around the world. She is additionally the Program Chair of OSCON and the Chair of Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo.
I love open source, programming, mess with Linux systems, learn and share the knowledge.
I've been working on create and integrate Linux distributions above 10 years. Mostly Debian and Ubuntu derivatives. Even creating installers, live systems and more tools for them. But I've also been working as a Sysadmin, web developer, desktop developer (GNOME technologies), project manager, consultant and trainer.
Lately I'm working on improving my Ruby, Chef, BDD and TDD skills. And I'm very interested on the DevOps movement and principles.
Technical Evangelist at Opscode
Sean OMeara is a Senior Technical Evangelist and Consultant for Opscode. He has over 13 years of systems administration experience, and is an expert in configuration management techniques and infrastructure automation.
Technical Evangelist at Opscode
Aaron Peterson is a seasoned systems and networking engineer serving as a Technical Evangelist for Opscode. He has wielded real-time command-line kung fu to tens of thousands of servers at once and automated global production infrastructure at Amazon.com. He is excited about information design and visualization, scale, and analysis.
Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer at Opscode
Jesse Robbins is Co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Opscode, the leader in Cloud Infrastructure Automation. Jesse is a widely recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management.
Jesse was a founding chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference, editor of the Web Operations book, and is a contributor to the O’Reilly Radar blog. Prior to founding Opscode as CEO in 2008, he worked at Amazon.com with the title of “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for Website Availability for every prope…Read more
Director of Systems Engineering at Joyent
Joyent has offered a cloud IaaS offering since 2006. His Web site, cuddletech.com, has been offering resources on a variety of enterprise and open source solutions for system administrators since 1999 and is the longest-running and most widely read Solaris blog. He is the author of the USENIX Short Topics book The Sysadmin's Guide to Oracle. A Solaris zealot, he rode the waves of OpenSolaris from being the first member of the pilot program to the last dissenter when the community disbanded.… Read more
International Man of Mystery
Andrew Clay Shafer used to hate dealing with the ops team who clearly had no idea how important his applications were, then he started learning how computers really work and realized what an idiot he had been. He's still learning.
VP of Professional Services at DTO Solutions
Anthony Shortland has over 25 years of experience developing and operating large scale online systems. At DTO Solutions, Anthony leads many aspects for client projects including solution architecture, delivering organizational and process engineering assessments, as well as designing and managing the implementation of automated application and system provisioning solutions. Anthony began his career as a systems programmer and systems administrator on large-scale Unix transaction processing and database servers. Stints at Fidelity Investments, E*TRA…Read more
Jon-Paul Sullivan is a Software Engineer with HP Cloud Services based in Galway, Ireland. For the past 11 years, has been involved in creating scale-out products for the high performance computing industry. Before being lucky enough to be involved in creating the ultimate scale-out product – hpcloud – Jon Paul has written software to deploy and administer products autonomously. He is now guiding the Chef usage throughout the hpcloud infrastructure group.
Senior Technical Evangelist at Opscode, Inc.
Joshua Timberman has over 12 years experience in Linux and Unix system administration. His background includes deploying highly available enterprise application environments and providing internal infrastructure services and team-based training. Joshua works for Opscode as a technical program manager, where he is responsible for Opscode\'s open source Chef cookbooks and Chef Fundamentals training course materials.
Director, Cloud Infrastructure at enStratus
John E. Vincent is a 17-year veteran of the IT industry and a frequent contributor to the DevOps discussion. He's done everything from working the help desk to building out data centers. He got officially involved with DevOps in early 2010 and fancies himself a developer in his spare time. John live with his wife and two sons in Roswell, Georgia. His code lives on Github.
Senior Technical Evangelist at Opscode
Mandi has been working in operations environments big and small for the past 15 years. She\'s been to school a lot. Mandi likes bunnies, except the dust kind.
Software Developer at Intuit
Brett Weaver has worked at Intuit for the past 7 years focusing on AWS integration into Intuit\'s internal cloud, automation of deployments and configuration management. He is currently working on the Live Community Platform team (which enables Turbotax user Q&A) providing reliable infrastructure to all who ask a question in the Turbotax product.
VP of Services and Enablement at Enstratus
John Willis has worked in the IT management industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining enStratus, Willis was the VP of Solutions for DTO Solutions where he led the transition to a new suite of automated infrastructure and DevOps solutions. Prior to DTO Solutions. Willis was the VP of Training & Services at Opscode where he formalized the training, evangelism, and professional services functions at the firm. Willis also founded Gulf Breeze Software, an award winning IBM business partner, which specializes in deploying Tivoli technology for the …