Quintessence is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty. Prior to working at PagerDuty she was a Developer Advocate / Technical Evangelist at Logzio and then AppDynamics (part of Cisco). Her main area of focus is DevOps - tooling, cultural shifts, best practices, etc. At PagerDuty her main role will be to facilitate strong relationships between the developer / IT / Ops communities and PagerDuty.
Quintessence has been working in the IT industry for over a decade. Prior to Developer advocacy, she started out in Technical Support (now referred to as Customer Success), then dabbled as a Database Administrator, before becoming a “Cloud Engineer” / “DevOps Engineer” (or whatever the cool titles are these days) specializing in AWS.
Outside of work, Quintessence ran Inclusive Tech Buffalo (formerly the Buffalo chapter of Girl Develop It) for 5 years and is staying on as a local mentor. The goal of the group is to help underrepresented groups start sustainable careers in technology via mentorship, networking, and in a pre-pandemic world workshops and/or classes. She has a cat named Luna, also referred to as Bear, and an aquarium with a green mantis shrimp (Cora) and two maroon clownfish (Clove and Cinnamon). If you are curious about what the mantis shrimp is, I recommend The Oatmeal comic on the topic or the True Facts About the Mantis Shrimp YouTube video (disclosure: the latter has some light NSFW humor).