Pierre Vincent is Head of Site Reliability Engineering at Glofox, where he manages cloud infrastructure and deployment platforms to support the next stage of digital solutions in the fitness industry.
Director of Developer Education, Lightstep
Ted Young is a co-founder of the OpenTelemetry project. Prior projects include container scheduling, organizing for environmental justice, and computer animation. He lives on a tiny farm in Portland, Oregon.
Director of Advocacy, Gremlin
Jason Yee is Director of Advocacy at Gremlin where he helps companies build more resilient systems by learning from how they fail. He also leads the internal Chaos Engineering practices to make Gremlin more reliable. Previously, he worked at Datadog, O’Reilly Media, and MongoDB. Outside of work, he enjoys drinking whiskey, playing Pokemon Go, and making craft chocolate.
Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Intelligent Medical Objects
Literature major turned accountant turned software engineer turned site reliability engineer. When he's not obsessing about what happens in production and measuring what matters to users, you'll probably find him riding around Chicago with his daughters on the lookout for ice cream and tacos.
Erwin van der Koogh
Product Manager, Cloudflare
Erwin has been passionate about technology in general and programming in particular since his first BASIC program at age 8. In his 20+ year professional career he has helped tens of different companies on 3 different continents develop better software. After the acquisition of his startup, Linc, by Cloudflare, he now works as a Product Manager on the Worker platform.
Lead Engineer, Secure Tenancy, Honeycomb
Kent has nearly 40 years of software engineering experience, from low-level device drivers to large scale consumer platforms. He uses his training in user interaction design and experience as a computer game entrepreneur to bring a real customer focus to software architecture.
Senior Telemetry Engineer, Honeycomb
Vera is an engineer with a fondness for developer quality of life improvements. Before Honeycomb, she built CI/CD at CircleCI and monitoring tools at Pivotal CloudFoundry, among other endeavors.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UC Santa Cruz
Peter Alvaro is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he leads the Disorderly Labs research group (disorderlylabs.github.io). His research focuses on using data-centric languages and analysis techniques to build and reason about data-intensive distributed systems, in order to make them scalable, predictable and robust to the failures and nondeterminism endemic to large-scale distribution. Peter earned his PhD at UC Berkeley, where he studied with Joseph M. Hellerstein. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Facebook Research Award, and the UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award.
Software Engineer, eero
Likes thinking about logging, debugging, and systems visualization.
Lead Telemetry Engineer, Honeycomb
Paul is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience. He’s spent most of his career straddling the world of software and ops and is passionate about making software systems easier to operate.
Senior Engineering Director, Babylon
Tom Ford runs clinical engineering at Babylon, where he tries to bring the best of modern engineering practice to the field of health software. A scientist by training, he likes graphs, metrics and being able to see what's going on in a production system. Tom lives in Oxford, UK.
John Feminella is an avid technologist, occasional public speaker, and curiosity advocate. He serves as a consultant helping enterprises going through big changes transform the way they write, operate, and deploy software so that their businesses can be more effective. Before that, he led technology organizations at Pivotal and ThoughtWorks, helped build the world's largest database of pollutants and air emissions, and authored a distributed-sensor technology.John lives in Charlottesville, VA and likes meta-jokes, milkshakes, and referring to himself in the third person in speaker bios.
Staff Product Engineer, Honeycomb
Max spent the past decade programming and leading teams at startups like Mode Analytics, Good Eggs, and Couchsurfing. She spends a lot of time thinking about systems, whether they are digital, sociotechnical, interpersonal or ecological.
Platform Engineer, Honeycomb
Michael is a Platform Engineer at Honeycomb.io. Has worked with various public and private cloud providers over for the past 8 years. Originally was deeply rooted in system administration but has since gained fondness for infrastructure as code and developer tooling. He has been using Kubernetes + Terraform software pairing since 2017. In his spare time he is an avid PC gamer, enjoys cooking and tinkers with mixed reality.
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Honeycomb
George is a talky person that makes with the mouth words and the typey-typey. He loves bringing tools to market that improve the lives of engineers managing production systems (PagerDuty, Buoyant, Chef Software). He enjoys roaming the world in a nomad-ish fashion, small batch artisanal whiskey, and writing third-person biographies no one reads.
Site Reliability Engineer, Honeycomb
Fred is a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) who has worked as a software engineer for over a decade and ended up with a healthy dislike of computers and clumsy automation. He’s a published technical author who loves distributed systems, systems engineering, and has a strong interest in resilience engineering and human factors.
Principal Technologist, AWS
Alolita is Principal Technologist at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she leads open source observability collaboration and development on OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, Cortex, Grafana. Alolita also serves as a member of the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee and as a board director of the Unicode Consortium. She contributes to open standards at Unicode and W3C. She has served on the boards of the OSI and SFLC.in. Alolita has led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal and IBM. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her. You can find her on Twitter @alolita.
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas works as a Lead Architect with a mission to help developers build multi-cloud highly scalable and available systems based around Kubernetes. His areas of focus are Kubernetes, Open Source and DevOps.
Rags brings with him over 30 years of hands-on software development and over 20 years of solutions architecture and technology evangelism experience.
Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Senior TPM, Site Reliability Engineering, Outreach
Alina is a Senior TPM, cat herding organizations through complex challenges at the intersection of humans and systems. Over the last six years, she has driven initiatives through pre-IPO hypergrowth to Enterprise scale. Alina is committed to giving back to the Seattle Devops community through Ada Developers Academy mentorship, co-organizing DevOps Days Seattle and volunteering on the King County crisis hotline.
Backend Engineer, GOAT Group
Kevan is a backend engineer at GOAT Group, focusing primarily on warehouse operations, shipping, logistics, trade compliance and (sometimes) application/infrastructure improvement work (including observability).
Director of Engineering, Glofox
Rob loves to learn better ways of solving problems for people with people and software.
Senior Staff Software Engineer, CircleCI
As a contractor, Glen worked across a variety of roles at all levels of the stack: from infrastructure to frontend with a detour via databases—this has led to a very varied set of experiences to draw from. Although capable of deriving meaning by staring at metrics graphs or grepping logs, he much prefers the power of the observability approach.
Global VP of Engineering, HelloFresh
I handle engineering teams the red pill and help them see through the curtains of fake agility, so they can find joy in building high-impact digital products. My goal is to show that life can be more than just tickets and sprints and that learning is the real reason why we push code to production.
Staff Software Engineer, Slack
Frank is a maker. At Slack, he focuses on making engineers' lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive, in the Developer Productivity group. Frank found Honeycomb to be a force multiplier for performance and resiliency projects, and helped internal teams adopt this culture + tooling. Frank helps people make better decisions by designing technologies that connect people to what they want to do. He informs software development with a background in behavior design, engineering leadership, site reliability engineering, and resiliency research. Frank recently moved back to the bay area and can frequently be found hiking, running, or woodworking.
CTO | Co-founder, Aspecto
Michael is the Co-Founder and CTO of Aspecto. After serving as a software developer in an elite unit in the Israeli Intelligence branch, Michael worked with a few startups on building and scaling their microservices infrastructure. Prior to co-founding Aspecto, he was the Chief Architect at Playbuzz. In his free time, Michael also lectures and conducts workshops on microservices at conferences.
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer, Amperity
Site Reliability Engineer based in Seattle, WA. Pronouns are he/him. Formerly an IT Professional, SaaS Production Operations Engineer, and backend developer over the course of 10 years. No matter the field, I have always strived to provide compassionate customer service and working to empower those around me through my service.
Principal Engineer, VMware
Bryan writes code and pushes folks to be better versions of themselves.
Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Peter Royal is a Senior Software Engineer with Netflix, developing solutions for its studio. With over two decades of industry experience, he has spent most of his career building and maintaining business systems. Through this he has come to appreciate pragmatic architectures and practices that enable systems to thrive for the long-term. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter and cat.
Founder, Polar Signals
Frederic is the founder of Polar Signals. Before founding Polar Signals he was a senior principal engineer and the main architect for all things Observability at Red Hat, which he joined through the CoreOS acquisition. Frederic is a Prometheus and Thanos maintainer as well as the tech lead for the special interest group for instrumentation in Kubernetes. In a previous life, he was a security researcher working on key management solutions as well as intrusion detection systems. When not working on software Frederic enjoys brewing a perfect cup of coffee.
Analyst | Co-founder, Redmonk
Founded RedMonk in 2002 with Stephen O’Grady. We focus on developers as the real key influencers in tech. Understanding that people choose technology because of gut instincts not facts per se. An ex-journalist, I have managed teams and news agendas in weekly publication grind. IBM and MS watcher since 1995. Goals—build RedMonk. Specialities: Developers, developers, developers.
Chief Solutions Architect, Vanguard
Rich Anakor is the Chief Solutions Architect within global technology at Vanguard. Among his responsibilities in this role include developing enterprise-wide observability capabilities and practices. Rich has extensive experience in the financial service industry having spent several years at JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America prior to joining Vanguard.
Outside of work, Rich is active in his community. You can easily find him leading soccer clinics during the weekends.
Nora is the co-founder and CEO of Jeli. She is a dedicated and driven technology leader and software engineer with a passion for the intersection between how people and software work in practice in distributed systems. In November 2017 she keynoted at AWS re:Invent to share her experiences helping organizations large and small reach crucial availability with an audience of ~40,000 people, helping kick off the Chaos Engineering movement we see today. She created and founded the www.learningfromincidents.io movement to develop and open-source cross-organization learnings and analysis from reliability incidents across various organizations, and the business impacts of doing so.
Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb
Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 16+ years of experience. She is an advocate at Honeycomb for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.
Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
John began developing software professionally in 2001. He started by maintaining the builds in his team, and build systems became the focus of a large part of his career. In 2004, he was invited to join Apache Maven, where he spent a few years developing and supporting it in the startup world. John joined Red Hat in 2010, and he strives to improve the delivery effectiveness of Middleware products.
Engineering Manager, Facebook
Gordon is an Engineering Manager at Facebook supporting Observability Infrastructure. Before Facebook he led the Product Infrastructure organization at Etsy, was a Site Reliability Manager at Google supporting the Colossus distributed file system, and has worked at technology companies big and small in a variety of domains.
Dr. Nicole Forsgren
VP Research & Strategy, GitHub
Dr. Nicole Forsgren is the VP of Research & Strategy at GitHub. She is author of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps, and is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been an entrepreneur (with an exit to Google), professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.
Chief Cloud Economist, The Duckbill Group
Corey is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, where he specializes in helping companies improve their AWS bills by making them smaller and less horrifying. He also hosts the "Screaming in the Cloud" and "AWS Morning Brief" podcasts; and curates "Last Week in AWS," a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tools, sprinkled with snark and thoughtful analysis in roughly equal measure.
CEO | Co-founder, Honeycomb
Christine delights in being a developer in a room full of ops folks. Before founding Honeycomb, she built analytics products at Parse/Facebook, and loved writing software to separate signal from noise. Outside of work, Christine is kept busy by her two dogs and wants your scifi & fantasy book recommendations.
Principal Engineer, Equinix Metal
Amy is a principal engineer at Equinix Metal where she is bootstrapping an SRE team that owns observability, incident management, and SLO programs. When she's not doing that, she can be found hanging with her son, doing yoga, or messing around on some musical instrument.
Staff Engineer – Observability, GitHub
Andrew likes / enjoys many things, but has never really decided if "computers" is actually one of them! When he's not building Observability systems at GitHub, he likes fiddling with his home automation system, baking too many desserts for a 2-person household, and playing with / spoiling his doggo.
CTO | Co-founder, Honeycomb
Charity is an ops engineer and accidental startup founder at honeycomb.io. Before this she worked at Parse, Facebook, and Linden Lab on infrastructure and developer tools, and always seemed to wind up running the databases. She is the co-author of O'Reilly's Database Reliability Engineering, and loves free speech, free software, and single malt scotch.