Madhu Akula, Appsecco
Madhu is a security ninja and published author. Madhu’s research papers are frequently selected for major security industry conferences including Defcon 26,24 , Blackhat USA 2018, Appsec EU 2018, All Day DevOps (2016, 2017), DevSecCon (London, Singapore, Boston), DevOpsDays India, c0c0n, Serverless Summit, null, etc. His research has identified many vulnerabilities in over 200 organisations including US Department of Homeland Security, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Adobe, LinkedIn, Ebay, At&t, Blackberry, Cisco, Barracuda etc. He is co-author of Security Automation with Ansible2 book published by Packt Publishing in December 2017, which is listed as a resource by the RedHat Ansible itself.
An automotive technician, cabinet maker, cellist, bassist, cook, software engineer, systems admin and, most recently, Director of Engineering for platform strategy at the global education publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Robert leads the team at HMHCo known as the Bedrock Technical Services group. His team is responsible for designing, developing and supporting the systems that serve as the current and future of educational services, a unique platform that allows engineers to focus on the things that matter most to students and educators worldwide.
Steve Anthony, Lehigh University
Steve Anthony is the Systems Administrator for Lehigh University's Research Computing group, which provides High Performance Computing, storage, and related services to the University's faculty and students.
Sabice is an automation & operations engineer and former consultant based out of San Francisco. She has worked remotely and on site with customers across the industry to help improve their processes and create a clear path forward for maintenance and security of their systems.
Ivan Babrou, Cloudflare
Ivan is a Performance Engineer at Cloudflare. He spends his days finding performance bottlenecks, fixing them and making sure large chunk of internet runs as fast and as efficiently as possible.
Mark Ballew, Okta
I have held titles likes systems admin, site reliability engineer, and anything else you might call operations for 20 years. I specialize in computer security and infosec, building secure systems on cloud and bare metal. I have also worked at various companies doing work on identity systems, such as at Wells Fargo, Stormpath, and now Okta.
In my free time, I volunteer to help San Francisco's public transportation system and I am appointed by the mayor to give direct input into how the government should the transportation agency.
Andrea Barberio, Facebook
Production Engineer at Facebook Dublin.
Currently working on LinuxBoot and Provisioning services. Previously worked on Facebook's DNS infrastructure and AWS's network monitoring systems as a software engineer.
My interests span from network analysis and security, to reverse code engineering, from systems lifecycle to firmware automation. More about me at https://insomniac.slackware.it.
Lori Barfield, RaiseMe
Lori joined her first Internet startup as a senior UNIX system administrator. When that company went public, she was hooked, and helping smaller firms prevail against well established rivals has been her passion ever since. She is currently COO at VerticalSysadmin and a chair at the SCaLE and ShellCon conferences in Southern California. In 2017 she developed RaiseMe, a unique career development effort for nonprofits, which has successfully helped people obtain their first engineering roles in the information security industry.
Lori is a mother of five and enjoys the occasional escape to the woods with her husband.
Geneviève Bastien, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Geneviève Bastien is a research associate at the Dorsal Laboratory of École Polytechnique de Montréal. She is a contributor to the Trace Compass and LTTng projects. Her mission is to make the students' life easier when in comes to prototyping cool new analyses and to make sure that their contributions make it into the hands of the end users. She's also involved in Community Wireless Networks in Montréal and in organizations that promote the use of free software in the public sphere.
Brandon Bercovich, Uber
I've been working in the industry for over 18 years as a Systems Administrator, a DBA, and now a SRE. At Uber my team manages our Compute platform through automation.
Jonah Berquist, GitHub
Jonah is the Engineering Manager of the Database Infrastructure team at GitHub. He previously worked as a Senior DBA at Twitter and he began his career with databases as a remote DBA for a variety of customers at Blue Gecko. He enjoys looking at graphs and writing scripts to do his job for him.
KC Braunschweig, Facebook
KC Braunschweig has spent the last 6 years as a production engineer working on Facebook infrastructure. He's currently working on distributed coordination services built on Apache Zookeeper. He's previously worked in areas including logging, stream processing, search infrastructure and configuration management.
Janna Brummel, ING
Janna is IT chapter lead for the site reliability engineering squad within the Domestic Bank (Retail) for ING in the Netherlands. Her job is to help other teams within the bank to know more about their services' performance and to be able to respond more efficiently to incidents. Before this, Janna worked as business manager and dev engineer of credit cards and debit cards back end systems.
Patrick Cable, Threat Stack, Inc.
Patrick Cable is a Sr. Infrastructure Security Engineer at Threat Stack. He works to ensure the security of the Threat Stack Platform by collaborating with other departments, implementing security tools, and building new technology to make security easier for everyone in the organization. Prior to working at Threat Stack, Patrick was Associate Staff in the Secure and Resilient Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked on improving cloud security in research environments.
Paul Carleton, Stripe Inc.
I am an infrastructure engineer on the Cloud team at Stripe and I want to make systems that fix themselves. Outside of work, I write about tech, hike, bike, and spend too much time thinking about where the moon is in relation to Earth.
Oleg Chunikhin, Kublr
Oleg Chunikhin is CTO of Kublr. With nearly 20 years of software architecture and development experience, Oleg is responsible for defining the company’s technology strategy and innovative standards, while forging growth plans. To this end, Oleg has championed the standardization of DevOps in all the company does. He is also committed to driving the adoption of automation and AI applications in innovation-driven industries such as genetics, 3D printing, robotics, neural interfaces, mesh technologies, etc. A popular speaker on all things Kubernetes, Oleg’s speaking credentials include Interop ITX (Las Vegas), Cloud Computing Expo (NYC), and the 21st Cloud Expo (Silicon Valley).
Emily Cole, Agari Data, Inc.
Emily is currently a Senior Security Engineer for Agari Data, Inc., and spends a lot of time thinking about the ways that DevOps and Security intersect. Emily has performed critical organizational roles of security research, incident response, product security, devops engineer, system administrator, tech support, security expert, operations specialist, and project lead. Emily specializes in Unix security and is a co-author of a book on Solaris Security for the SANS Institute, and serves as a Mentor for SANS' CyberTalent Immersion Academy for Women. She currently holds GSEC, GCED, GPPA, GCIH, and ITIL certifications, and is a Certified Scrum Master.
Sarah Cortes, Salesforce
Dr. Sarah Lewis Cortes earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, studied Forensic Sciences at Boston University Medical School, and holds a PhD in Computer Science, Cybersecurity from Northeastern University, specializing in the Darknet, Privacy and Privacy Law as well as IT Security, topics on which she has published extensively. She conducts training and research with the FBI, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Digital Forensics Crime Lab, and other LEAs. Prior to undertaking her PhD, Sarah was SVP for Security, IT Audit and Disaster Recovery at Putnam Investments, an investment management firm with over $1 trillion in assets under management.
Sean Dague, IBM
Sean Dague has been an Open Source developer for most of his professional life. He's worked on numerous Open Source projects over the years including SystemImager, OpenHPI, Xen, OpenSim, NFS Ganesha, and OpenStack.
In 2003 he created HV Open, which runs a monthly lecture series on open technology topics. It serves the Hudson Valley of New York state.
He is currently a Developer Advocate at IBM, focusing on the areas of Cloud, Containers, Infrastructure, and Open Source.
Peter Dalbhanjan is a Solutions Architect for AWS based in Herndon, VA. Peter has a keen interest in containers, devops culture and open source. At AWS, Peter helps with designing and architecting variety of customer workloads.
Jessica Deen, Microsoft
Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, cloud, and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security.
Courtney Eckhardt, Heroku, a Salesforce company
Courtney Eckhardt first got into retrospectives when she signed up for comp.risks as an undergrad (and since then, not as much has changed as we’d like to think). Her perspectives on engineering process improvement are strongly informed by the work of Kathy Sierra and Don Norman (among others).
Aly Fulton, Sensu
Aly is a software engineer at Sensu. She's probably raving about how much she loves logs.
Mohamad Gebai, SUSE
Mohamad Gebai is a Senior Software Engineer at SUSE. He currently works on software-defined storage solutions, notably Ceph, and has previously been part of the Azure Storage team at Microsoft. He has also been a research associate and a guest lecturer at Polytechnique Montreal. He lectured on Cloud computing technologies.
Gillian Gunson, GitHub
Gillian has been a database infrastructure engineer at GitHub for two years. Her focus has been on performance troubleshooting and observability. Previous employers include Okta, PalominoDB, Oracle, and Disney. Gillian is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Dave Hahn, Netflix
Dave Hahn is a Senior SRE in the Cloud Operations & Reliability Engineering organization at Netflix. He has designed tools and systems used by many teams in the organization to support the Netflix service. He has decades of experiences in systems operations, networks, reliability, cron jobs, cable termination, grep, and not taking himself very seriously.
David Hendricks, Facebook
David ("dhendrix") has been involved with open source firmware and tools for many years, first as an intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory and later as a software engineer at Google working on ChromeOS and at Facebook working on Open Compute Project and Telecom Infrastructure Project. He is working to address challenges of development, deployment, maintenance, and security of system firmware at scale.
Ruth Holloway, cPanel, Inc.
Ruth Holloway got into system administration early in her 30-year career, and has spent at least part of her time ever since working to make it easier for herself, and for the people who follow her in the admin's seat. She has been a Perl developer for over 15 years, and currently works for cPanel in Houston, TX.
Ruth is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, activist, technologist, and mommy to the cutest dog you'll ever meet.
Matthew Horton, Arnold & Porter
Matt Horton counsels clients on strategic intellectual property portfolio development, focusing on business-oriented and industry-oriented portfolio strategies. Matt also supports IP litigation and cybersecurity efforts. He has extensive information technology and cybersecurity experience, serving as a systems engineer and cybersecurity engineer on teams responsible for federal network infrastructures. Matt holds an LLM in Intellectual Property from The George Washington University Law School, and a JD from Tulane University. He also has a Masters in Computer & Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Information Technology from George Mason University, with a concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity.
Michael Hrivnak, Red Hat, Inc.
Michael Hrivnak is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. During his time as Team Lead for the Pulp project, he became involved in solving real-world container orchestration problems. He now works in that domain as part of the Automation Broker project. With experience in both software and systems engineering, he is excited to be writing software for systems engineers. Michael is passionate about open source software, live music, general aviation, and reducing energy consumption.
Nicholas Hunt-Walker, Starbucks Corporation
After 5.5 years working toward a Ph.D. in astrophysics, I left the field to move into teaching software development at a Seattle-area coding school. Since that move, I've been able to have a hand in training over 100 new software developers. I now work as an application developer at Starbucks on the Emerging Technologies team, helping foster innovation and produce proofs of concept for Starbucks Technology. I'm fiercely interested in good mentorship both as a mentee and a mentor of others, and am always looking for ways to grow personally and professionally.
Edward Hunter, Netflix
Ed is an engineering leader at Netflix responsible for Performance, OS, and Capacity engineering. Prior to Netflix he spent time at Juniper Networks as a director of OS engineering for Junos. He also spent many years at Sun Microsystems managing part of the Solaris team, working in Sunsoft and Sunlabs. He finished his time at Sun as chief of staff to the CTO.
Duncan Hutty, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Duncan Hutty tries to make/find something useful and "Make it Work, Make it Right, Make it Better". Mostly this entails reading and writing code to integrate other people's software and trying to not rant too hard when sharing the vision of code & systems that are reproducible, testable and no more complex than necessary.
Alexander Huynh, Cloudflare
Performance engineer, specializing in fine tuning existing systems, and the R&D of future systems.
Ivan Ivanov, Netflix
Ivan is a Senior CDN Reliability Engineer on the Netflix Open Connect team. He has been designing, deploying, supporting, and optimizing online services on a global scale in various operations roles for the last 17+ years. He is focusing on service reliability, availability, scalability, quality of experience (QoE), service optimizations, investigating and troubleshooting server/client/network/application related issues. Prior to joining Netflix Ivan was Principal Service Engineer at Microsoft working on Windows Update, Microsoft.com and Windows Store.
Shrinand Javadekar, Intuit, Inc.
Shrinand Javadekar is a "Kubernetes junkie" in the Platform team at Intuit. His primary focus is to make simple, scalable and reliable Kubernetes clusters, the de-facto platform for developing, deploying and running apps. In the past he has been part of large scale file system and virtualization projects at EMC and VMWare. However, his most fun stints have been working on cloud-native platforms and services at startups such as Maginatics and Applatix!
Michael Jennings, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Michael Jennings has been a UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator and a C/Perl developer for over 20 years and has been author of or contributor to numerous open source software projects including Eterm, Mezzanine, RPM, Warewulf, and TORQUE. Additionally, he co-founded the Caos Foundation, creators of CentOS, and has been lead developer on 3 separate Linux distributions. He currently works as a Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and is the primary author/maintainer for the LBNL Node Health Check (NHC) project. He is also the Vice President of HPCXXL, the extreme-scale HPC users group.
Jung, Software Engineer, Yelp
Dorothy Jung is a Software Engineer with multiple years of on-call experience. At Yelp she has served as a “pushmaster”, managing and monitoring company-wide deployments to production; and as a release engineering deputy, helping to set up CI/CD pipelines within the Ads organization. She was previously at DreamWorks Animation R&D, where she worked on upgrading the studio’s build management tools. Dorothy holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and French from the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael Kehoe, LinkedIn
Michael Kehoe is a Staff SRE at LinkedIn who works on building scalable monitoring infrastructure, reliability principles and incident management. Michael previously interned at NASA Ames on their PhoneSat project. Michael's key interests lie in network engineering and automation.
Simon Kuenzer, NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
Simon is a senior systems researcher passionate in virtualization and Unikernels. He works for NEC Labs since the past 6 years and has expertise in NFV and fast packet frameworks like Intel DPDK and Netmap. He is the maintainer of Unikraft, a Unikernel build framework that got released open source as incubator under the Xen project and Linux Foundation. Simon does currently his Ph.D. at University of Liege and received his Diploma degree in computer science with focus on robotics and operating systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.
Jennie Lees, Riot Games
Jennie is a senior software engineer at Riot Games, leading a team focused on simplifying deployment at scale. She's fascinated by the challenges of running infrastructure in a games company.
Alvaro Leiva Geisse, instagram
I love Python, I grew up in a small town in Chile and one weekend, 16 years ago, I had the flu and could not go out. I decided to learn how to code in Python and that was the beginning of the road that would move us all to Northern California so that I could join the Production Engineering team at Instagram. I also like eating and cooking (in that order).
Thomas Limoncelli, Stack Overflow, Inc.
Tom is the SRE Manager at StackOverflow.com and internationally recognized co-author of books such as the newly updated Volume 1: The Practice of System and Network Administration, 3rd Edition. He is also known for Time Management for Sysadmins and Volume 2: The Practice of Cloud System Administration. He is an internationally recognized author, speaker, system administrator, and DevOps advocate. He’s previously worked at small and large companies including Google, Bell Labs/Lucent, and AT&T. His blog is http://EverythingSysadmin.com and he tweets @YesThatTom.
Tiffany Longworth, Puppet
Tiffany Longworth is a Site Reliability Engineer at Puppet. She has launched successful projects large and small, but has also worked on projects that were spectacular failures! She likes using her background as a Marine, her training as an English teacher, automation, and cat gifs as much as possible.
Sunil Mallya, AWS
Sunil is a Sr. AI Solutions Architect focused on Deep Learning in the Machine Learning Lab team at AWS working with customers in various industry verticals. Prior to that, he co-founded the neuroscience and machine learning based image analysis and video thumbnail recommendation company Neon labs. He’s also worked on building large scale low latency systems at Zynga and has an acute passion for Serverless computing. He hold a master’s degree in computer science from Brown University.
Dave Mangot, N/A
Dave Mangot is the author of Mastering DevOps from Packt Publishing. He’s currently the head of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) for the SolarWinds Cloud companies and an accomplished systems engineer with over 20 years' experience. He has held positions in various organizations, from small startups to multinational corporations such as Cable & Wireless and Salesforce, from systems administrator to architect. He has led transformations at multiple companies in operational maturity and in a deeper adherence to DevOps thinking. He enjoys time spent as a mentor, speaker, and student to so many talented members of the community.
Mr. Maresca is a computer security professional who has over 12 years in the field. His work has included time working in certifications & compliance and most recently as a penetration tester in both government and commercial spaces. He currently works as a security consultant providing testing services. He has been a regular presenter at information security and hacker conferences across the US and has also provided training opportunities at some of these same events. He tries to take advantage of his vast experiences to provide a new way to look at and solve common problems that we see today.
Branson Matheson, Cisco
Branson is a 30-year veteran of system architecture, administration, and security. He started as a cryptologist for the US Navy and has since worked on NASA shuttle and aerospace projects, TSA security and monitoring systems, secure mobile communications, and Internet search engines. He has also run his own company while continuing to support many open source projects. Branson speaks to and trains sysadmins and security personnel world wide; and he is currently a senior technical lead for Cisco Cloud Services. Branson has several credentials; and generally likes to spend time responding to the statement "I bet you can't...."
Scott McCarty, Red Hat
At Red Hat, Scott McCarty helps drive the roadmap around container runtimes, tools, and images within the OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. He also liaises with engineering teams, both at the product and upstream project level, to help drive innovation by using feedback from Red Hat customers and partners as drivers to enhance and tailor container features and capabilities for the real world of enterprise IT.
Tom McLaughlin, ServerlessOps
Tom is the founder of ServerlessOps and an experienced operations engineer. He started ServerlessOps after he asked the question, what would he do if servers went away? At a loss for an answer and interested in the future of his profession, he decided to pursue the answer. Tom is actively engaged in promoting serverless infrastructure and engaging with the community to learn more about their thoughts, wants, and concerns are around the topic.
Tyler McMullen, Fastly
Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, where he’s responsible for the system architecture and leads the company’s technology vision. As part of the founding team, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-time Analytics. Before Fastly, Tyler worked on text analysis and recommendations at Scribd. A self-described technology curmudgeon, he has experience in everything from web design to kernel development, and loathes all of it. Especially distributed systems.
Joaquin Menchaca, RocketLawyer
Joaquin started in the industry straight out of highschool at Apple Computer as a QA Engineer and later a Tool Developer. As QA roles transformed, he moved into information systems as system administrator, systems engineer, and now a Senior DevOps Engineer (Yes, he knows DevOps is a philosophy). Currently, Joaquin is partnered with RocketLawyer, helping them transform their organization to apply DevOps principles that will break down silos and foster collaboration.
Robin Moffatt, Confluent
Robin is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, as well as an Oracle ACE Director and Developer Champion. His career has always involved data, from the old worlds of COBOL and DB2, through the worlds of Oracle and Hadoop, and into the current world with Kafka. His particular interests are analytics, systems architecture, performance testing and optimization. He blogs at http://cnfl.io/rmoff and http://rmoff.net/ (and previously http://ritt.md/rmoff) and can be found tweeting grumpy geek thoughts as @rmoff. Outside of work he enjoys drinking good beer and eating fried breakfasts, although generally not at the same time.
David Morrison, Yelp
David R. Morrison is a software engineer working in scheduling and optimization on the Distributed Systems team at Yelp, where he has developed autoscaling code for Yelp’s most expensive compute clusters. Previously, David worked in research and development at Inverse Limit, where he received federal funding from DARPA and Google’s ATAP program. David received his PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of Dr. Sheldon Jacobson. David has spoken at the INFORMS Business Analytics conference in 2017, at AWS re:Invent 2016, and given multiple presentations at the INFORMS Annual Meetings and other venues.
Naga Sowjanya Mudunuri, Heroku
Sowjanya is a Senior Software Engineer at Heroku. She found her love and passion for Software Design and Engineering only 5 years ago. Prior to that she worked as a hardware engineer building SystemVerilog Components at Intel & Xilinx. For the past 5 years she has worked as a Full-Stack & DevOps Engineer building applications and services using Ruby, Rails, Go, Docker, Terraform. Today she is an Engineer on the Runtime team at Heroku orchestrating dynos using Go & Ruby. In her free time she is a volunteer mentor at Women Who Code San Francisco.
Sascha Mühlbach, 1&1 Mail & Media Development & Technology GmbH
Sascha Mühlbach currently holds the position of Expert Infrastructure Architect at 1&1 Mail & Media, a sub-division of 1&1 Internet providing free and paid E-Mail services, a news portal and cloud storage to customers worldwide under various brands (e.g., WEB.DE, GMX, Mail.com). In this position he is responsible for the global operations and advancement strategy of the applications and systems infrastructure. Since 2003 he has been working as System Engineer, Architect and Product Manager for different international companies in the telecommunication and hosting sector. He further holds a PhD in Computer Science with the focus on network security.
Steve Mushero, ChinaNetCloud
Steve Mushero is CEO of Ops Platform provider OpsStack.io, and CEO of ChinaNetCloud, China's first Internet Managed Service Provider, AWS Partner, and manager of hundreds of large-scale (up to hundreds of millions of users each) systems. He's previously been CTO in a variety of organizations in Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, and around the world.
Sarvesh Nagpal, Microsoft
Sarvesh leads the performance team at Bing, Microsoft and is passionate about solving complex data problems with rich visualizations. Sarvesh holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY.
Deb Nicholson, Software Freedom Conservancy
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Director of Community Operations at the Software Freedom Conservancy where she supports the work of its member organizations and facilitates collaboration with the wider free software community. She is also a founding organizer of the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference, an annual event dedicated to surfacing new voices and welcoming new people to the free software community. She lives with her husband and her lucky black cat in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Laura Nolan, N/A
Laura Nolan’s background is in Site Reliability Engineering, software engineering, distributed systems and computer science. She wrote the 'Managing Critical State' chapter in the O'Reilly ‘Site Reliability Engineering’ book, and is co-chair of SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa. Laura is currently enjoying a well-earned sabbatical (and tinkering with some of her own projects) after 15 years in industry, most recently at Google.
John O'Neil, Edgewise Networks
John O’Neil is the Data Scientist at Edgewise Networks. He writes and designs software for data analysis and analytics, search engines, natural language processing and machine learning. He has a PhD in linguistics from Harvard University, and is the author of more than twenty papers in Computer Science, Linguistics, and associated fields, and has given talks at numerous professional and academic conferences.
Todd Palino, LinkedIn
Todd Palino is a Senior Staff Site Reliability Engineer at LinkedIn, tasked with keeping some of the largest Kafka and Zookeeper deployments fed and watered. Previously, he was a Systems Engineer at Verisign, developing service management automation for DNS, networking, hardware and operating systems. In his spare time, Todd is the developer of the open source project Burrow, a Kafka consumer monitoring tool, and can be found sharing his experience on both SRE and Apache Kafka at industry conferences and tech talks. He is also the co-author of Kafka: The Definitive Guide, available from O’Reilly Media.
Nicolai Plum, Booking.com Ltd
Currently working as a Database Engineer in the Database Engineering Team of Booking.com, previously systems administration and systems architecture positions at Booking.com and Systems Administrator positions at UUNET UK.
Anirudh Ra, Facebook
Customer support tech turned production engineer, Anirudh tries to remember that his job is still about helping people succeed. He builds frameworks for service owners to run their services with minimal bother and enjoys baking bread and reading fiction and histories and fictional histories.
Tameika Reed, Founder of WomenInLinux
Joe Schottman, N/A
Joe is a former web developer and system administrator now working in security but whose job duties still manage to end up being "other duties as required." His professional experience includes online video in higher education, high volume news websites, and financial industries. He is focused on testing and working smarter, increasing collaboration between offensive and defensive staff, and helping people understand the underlying concepts rather than relying on ineffable processes and procedures.
Craig Sebenik, Split
Currently, an Infrastructure Engineer at Split. I have been at large companies and small ones. I have seen amazing growth (at LinkedIn and NetApp) and a couple completely fall apart. I am passionate about how SRE (and DevOps) can change how online software is developed and managed.
Suchakrapani Sharma, Shiftleft Inc
Suchakra is currently a Scientist at ShiftLeft Inc. He completed his PhD in Computer Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal where he worked on eBPF and hardware-assisted tracing techniques for advanced systems performance analysis. He has been involved in research on systems performance analysis and has delivered talks at LISA 2017 (San Francisco), Tracing Summit 2015 and 2016 (Seattle and Berlin) where he has demonstrated advanced kernel and userspace tracing tools. He also developed one of the first hardware-trace based VM analysis techniques. More information about him can be found at : https://suchakra.wordpress.com/about
Chie Shu, Yelp
Chie Shu is a backend Software Engineer at Yelp. She has worked on improving the revenue-critical Ads data pipeline to be more resilient to system failures and designed heuristics used by executives and Product Managers to assess the financial impact. She is a leader for Yelp’s Awesome Women in Engineering support group, and has organized events to foster an inclusive community for incoming women engineers and allies. Chie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Biology from Cornell University.
Jeff Smith, Centro LLC
Jeff Smith has been in the technology industry for over 15 years, oscillating between management and individual contributor. Jeff currently serves as the Manager of Production Operations for Centro, a media services and technology company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Before that he served as the Manager of Site Reliability Engineering at Grubhub.
Jeff is passionate about DevOps transformations in organizations large and small, with a particular interest in the psychological aspects of problems in companies. He lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie and their two kids Ella and Xander.
Jeri-Elayne Smith, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
J. Goosby Smith, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management and Assistant Provost for Diversity Equity and Inclusion at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina located in Charleston. Smith holds Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Spelman College. After a decade in IT for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and other firms, Smith made the transition to a career as a diversity and inclusion professional.
Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft
Jeffrey Snover is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and the Chief Architect for Azure Storage and Edge Cloud Group where he focuses on Azure Stack. Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. He was also the Chief Architect for Windows Server. Snover joined Microsoft in 1999 as divisional architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft's management technologies and products.
Murali Suriar, Google
Murali Suriar is lapsed computer science graduate, turned network engineer, turned SRE. Currently working at Google running cluster filesystem and locking services. Left Google to get on a boat. Got bored and came back.
Sandor Szücs, Zalando SE
Sandor Szücs builds infrastructure software with Kubernetes, that enable feature teams to be productive. He strongly believes in devops and open source. He likes to code Go and focus on the Ingress part of Kubernetes. Sandor was formerly a System Engineer managing production systems in baremetal datacenters with LXC, Puppet, hardware load balancers and storage systems.
Robert Treat, OmniTI
After a career spent building data-intensive, mission-critical systems at fortune 500 companies across the e-commerce, healthcare, financial services, and SaaS industries, Robert currently spends his days as CEO of OmniTI, a technical services firm focused on providing web services and infrastructure management. A long time open source contributor, he is a published author and speaks at conferences worldwide on topics such as open source, databases, and managing operations at scale. He occasionally blogs at http://xzilla.net.
Aleksey Tsalolikhin, Vertical Sysadmin, Inc.
Aleksey Tsalolikhin is a practitioner in operations of information systems. Aleksey strives to improve the lives of fellow practitioners through effective training in excellent technologies. Aleksey is the principal at Vertical Sysadmin, which provides on-site training and consulting in IT Operations and DevOps.
Thomas Uphill, Narrabilis
Thomas is a veteran System Administrator who has recently switched to a development role. He's the author of several books on Puppet and has spoken at past LISA conferences on a variety of topics. His primary work environment is Linux and he's a VIM user.
Robin van Zijll, ING
Robin is a Site Reliability Engineer @ ING and PO of the SRE Team, and has years of experience in being on-call for all services offered to our retail customers.
Daniel Walsh, Red Hat
Consulting engineer at Red Hat leading Container Engineering team. Including CRI-O, Buildah, -podman, containers/storage and containers/image. Docker/Moby project contributor. Led the SELinux project, concentrating on the application space and policy development.
Wenting Wang, Software Engineer, Yelp
Wenting Wang is a Software Engineer with three years of industry experience. She has been on-call for different teams at Yelp: on the BizApp backend team, where she worked closely with mobile developers and monitored mobile user traffic; and on the Ads team, where she currently develops and maintains revenue-critical real-time processing systems. Wenting received her master’s degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and was previously a doctoral candidate in Computer Science focusing on distributed systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jamie Wilkinson, Google
Jamie Wilkinson is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. Contributing author
to the "SRE Book", he has presented on contemporary topics at prominent
conferences such as linux.conf.au, Monitorama, PuppetConf, Velocity, and
SRECon. His interests began in monitoring and automation of small
installations, but continues with human factors in automation and systems
maintenance on large systems. Despite over 15 years in the industry, he is
still trying to automate himself out of a job.
John Willis, SJ Technologies
John Willis is VP of Devops and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJT, he was a Director at Docker, after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker. Previous to founding SocketPlane, John was the DevOps Director at Dell, which he joined after the Enstratius acquisition in 2013. He has also held executive roles at Chef and Canonical. John is considered one of the founders of the Devops movement. John has authored 7 IBM Redbooks. He is also co-author the “Devops Handbook” and “Beyond the Phoenix Prearlyeaoject” with author Gene Kim.
Sherry Xiao, Facebook
I'm a Production Engineer working on scaling Instagram infrastructure. My team supports all engineering teams at Instagram, and gets involved with a large number of areas like rapidly scaling infrastructure, capacity planning, designing and practicing disaster recovery plans for Instagram.