Jay Gordon is a Cloud Advocate with the Microsoft Azure Advocates. He and the rest of the Advocacy team are focused on helping Developers and Ops teams get the most out of their cloud experience with Microsoft Azure. Prior to Microsoft, Jay was part of teams at DigtialOcean, BuzzFeed and MongoDB. Jay lives in New York City with his wife and has a goofy pug named Rico.
Jeff has built observability products for developers for over 12 years. His first company, CPUsage, was a pioneer in the serverless computing space before AWS Lambda existed. Later he joined New Relic pre-IPO where he served on the team creating the company’s high-performance event database, before leading the company’s Real User Monitoring product. Jeff then joined PagerDuty pre-IPO where he worked on designing, building, and launching a suite of business analytics products. Jeff is an alumni of the University of Oregon and works between Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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JJ works as a Developer Advocate representing IBM worldwide. He engages in the IBM’s watsonx service, the Open Source AI ecosystem, and Kubernetes ecosystem with a focus on Red Hat’s OpenShift. He attempts to teach enterprises and users successful skills to onboard to the AI and Cloud Native ecosystem though he learned his trade in the DevOps ecosystem. If he isn’t building high level automation to streamline his work, he’s building the groundwork to prepare for that need. He’s been an avid home-labber and self-hoster of open source software for years and gives back to that community as much as possible.
He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. A father and husband, trying to learn to balance his natural nerdiness with family life. He enjoys a good strong dark ale, hoppy IPA, some team building Artemis, and epic Gloomhaven campaigning.
He has dove headfirst into Fedora since IBM buying Redhat, but still secretly wants FreeBSD everywhere. He’s always trying to become a better web technology developer, though normally just uses bash and python to get the job done.
John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for over twenty years in many different environments. John’s publications include the books The Art of Capacity Planning (2009) and Web Operations (2010) as well as the forward to “The DevOps Handbook.” His 2009 Velocity talk with Paul Hammond, “10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation” helped start the DevOps movement.
John served as CTO at Etsy, and holds an MSc in Human Factors and Systems Safety from Lund University.
John O’Donnell is the Team Lead for PagerDuty’s EMEA support team. John has worked at Pagerduty for 6 years but has been in the tech industry for nearly 10. John’s passion lies in providing Pagerduty’s customers with top tier support, and supporting his team in feeling heard and achieving their goals. Outside of work, John can be found in one of Londons galleries, museums, restaurants or parks.
Jonathon is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Teleport and a Cyber Operations Officer in the Army National Guard. Previous companies he has worked at include IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and several startups. He holds multiple IT certifications and has expertise in DevOps, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
Julie is a relationship driven Sr. Reliability Advocate who is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations understand how to leverage best practices, and develop amazing cultures. Julie is an international speaker on topics related to reliability, organizational and team culture, chaos engineering, and incident management. Additionally, Julie is the founder of DevOpsDays Boise, which focuses on building a stronger technical community in Idaho.Julie is a relationship driven Sr. Reliability Advocate who is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations understand how to leverage best practices, and develop amazing cultures. Julie is an international speaker on topics related to reliability, organizational and team culture, chaos engineering, and incident management. Additionally, Julie is the founder of DevOpsDays Boise, which focuses on building a stronger technical community in Idaho.
Kat is a developer advocate at PagerDuty. She enjoys talking and thinking about incident response, customer support, and automating the creation of a delightful end-user and employee experience. She previously ran Global Customer Support at PagerDuty, and as a result it’s hard to get her to stop talking about the potential career paths for tech support professionals. In her spare time, Kat is a mediocre plant parent and a slightly less mediocre pet parent to a rabbit named Lupin.
Kimberly Garmoe is a Senior Technical Writer at Tecton.ai (https://www.tecton.ai/), where she works on taxonomy and technical content. Before joining Tecton, she wrote and managed the documentation team at Chef Software. As well as being a documentarian, Kimberly is also a trained librarian and a former humanities scholar.