Emil is a site reliability engineer, who previously worked on caching, performance, & disaster recovery at Shopify and the internal Kubernetes platform at DigitalOcean. He has spoken at Strange Loop, Velocity, & RailsConf, and is the program co-chair for SREcon EMEA 2019 and SREcon Americas West 2020. He has guested on the podcasts InfoQ and Software Engineering Daily, and contributed a chapter to the O’Reilly book “Seeking SRE.”
Emily Freeman is a technologist and a storyteller who helps engineering teams improve their velocity. As the author of DevOps for Dummies, she believes the biggest challenges facing developers aren’t technical, but human. Her mission in life is to transform technology organizations by creating company cultures in which diverse, collaborative teams can thrive.
Emily’s experience spans both cutting-edge startups and some of the largest technology providers in the world. Her work has been featured in outlets such as Bloomberg and she is widely recognized as a thoughtful, entertaining, and professional keynote speaker. Emily is best known for her creative approach to identifying and solving the human challenges of software engineering. It is rare in the technology industry to find individuals equally adept with code and words, but her career has been defined by precisely that combination.
Eric is the Director of Technical Education for Sweetwater and a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. He works primarily in the .Net web platform but loves opportunities to try out other stacks. He has been developing high-quality custom software solutions since 2001. He has successfully delivered solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries. He loves to dabble in new and exciting technologies. In his spare time, he loves to tinker with Arduino projects. He fondly remembers what it was like to develop software for the Palm OS. He has an amazing wife and 5 wonderful children. He blogs at http://humbletoolsmith.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter as @pottereric.
I’m a software engineering manager from a non-traditional background that speaks enough human to be productive with the rest of the tech industry. I’ve traversed my career into my level of inadequacy, and look forward to moving even further down/up that path until i know absolutely nothing about what i’m doing.
“Franklin has 20 years of experience as an information security professional that has included the areas of authentication services, biometrics, threat intelligence, mobile and cloud security. Prior to that, he was a software engineer, which makes him perfectly suited for his passionate focus on Application Security.
At PagerDuty, a company helping organizations transform their digital operations, his mission is to define and build out the security vision and roadmap so PagerDuty can best protect its customers. To achieve that, when DevOps is all about enabling fast and frequent delivery of new software, Franklin has been a leader in developing DevSecOps practices to reliably integrate application security into the CI/CD pipeline in order to keep pace in a DevOps culture.
Franklin is an advocate for security and has appeared as a keynote speaker sharing his insight into the world of security and DevOps. He received his MS and BS in Computer Science, is an active participant in various security groups, still likes to write code, and enjoys participating in capture the flag challenges. Aside from technology and security, Franklin is an avid tennis player, enjoys traveling and photography.”
As the Director of Developer Relations at Mindee, I helps developers merge the physical and digital worlds using the magic of machine learning coupled with the ease of APIs. I had shared my passion for technology on the stage at dozens of events around the world. I helped build successful communities at npm, Mozilla, Microsoft, DigitalOcean, and Fitbit, and am the author of the book Personal Branding for Developers at Apress. Behind this extrovert that I am, is a very passionate individual who believes in the power of communication… and cat videos.
Gautam Prabhu is based in San Francisco and has been leading engineering teams for about 15 years now. He is currently the VP of Engineering for PagerDuty, where he leads product delivery and infrastructure. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering for Shared Services/Infrastructure for Zendesk. Before Zendesk, he was VP of Engineering at a small startup called PowerReviews, which he helped start with 3 others.
Gene Gotimer is a DevSecOps Engineer who loves playing with new tools, focusing on agile processes, securing development practices, and automating everything. He spends a lot of time with federal government clients and large organizations, helping them build security and automated infrastructure into their build processes, incrementally improving and moving them towards DevSecOps. Gene feels strongly that repeatability, quality, and security are all strongly intertwined; each depends on the other two, making agile and DevSecOps crucial to software development.
George Miranda directs Product Marketing at Honeycomb, where he helps people improve the ways they run software in production. He made a 20+ year career as a Web Operations engineer at a variety of small dotcoms and large enterprises by obsessively focusing on continuous improvement for people and systems. He now works with software vendors that create meaningful tools to solve prevalent IT industry problems. He’s a former Page It to the Limit host.
George tackled distributed systems problems in the Finance and Entertainment industries before working with Buoyant, Chef Software, and PagerDuty. He’s a trained EMT and First Responder who geeks out on emergency response practices. He owns a home in the American Pacific Northwest, has no idea where home is anymore, and loves writing speaker biographies that no one reads.