Software Developer at IBM
Adam works full time on Tekton but his main love is for helping end users and customers to achieve their goals.
Adam joined IBM six years ago out of university and has presented internationally on several occasions as a subject matter expert on a wide range of topics, including DIY machine learning and analytics, the use of GPUs from Java, and on the benefits of using Tekton and webhooks for CI/CD.
Vice President of Product & Business Development at OpsMx
I am interested in helping Enterprise accelerate software delivery through various continuous delivery tools like Spinnaker, Tekton etc.
Balaji is VP of Product and Business Development at OpsMx, a provider of Spinnaker based enterprise continuous delivery solutions. Balaji brings 12+ years of experience in product management and marketing in the Enterprise software space. Prior to OpsMx, Balaji was head of product management at Cisco for cloud native solutions and network virtualization products portfolio. Before that Balaji led technical business development at Big Switch Networks. Balaji is a prolific speaker in major industry conferences and author of 2 books in the networking field. Balaji holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business and Masters in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, India
Solutions Architect at Bank of New Zealand
Passionate Solutions Architect,CNCF Ambassador, experienced DDD, Agile practitioner; DevOps, Cloud, CI/CD and lover of coffee!
* Passionate Solutions Architect over 20 years of ICT experience, a polyglot and polymath.
* Practice and advocate domain driven design, firmly believe and practice “design for failures.”
* Believe – Learning by doing; Experienced Lean and Agile practitioner; Lead by example the change for New / Modern ways of working.
* Advocate for modern engineering/ developer practices, Microservices for Enterprise Agility, containerization, architecting for Continuous Delivery (CD), DevOps, Observability, Event-driven architecture with Kafka/NATS, Cloud Native and Open source software.
* Strongly believe in simplicity and code liability – when it comes to System Architecture, Design and Development appreciating best practices for Software Development and finding the right balance between over and under engineering.
* I am a highly motivated individual, look for every opportunity to reduce cost-By automation: Continuous Integration, Automated Tests, Continuous Delivery; reduce overhead – by simple yet powerful system design: ask questions why, think before doing, test before commit code; Improve user experience: create engaging user experience design, exceeding expectations, simple User Interface;
* DevOps enthusiast, lead DevOps and continuous delivery community of practices; Co-organiser for DevOpsDaysNZ, participate and present in DevOps meet-ups;
* In earlier life – experience as Trainer over five years in Software Development Practices, Microsoft.NET, mentoring, coaching juniors, students, junior developers and encouraging experience Developers. Includes commercial training, corporate training and visiting/guest lectures for Engineering /Technology Students
* Held various positions and contributed to institutionalizing best practices in project and product development processes across the organization beyond the department boundaries/silos.
* Experienced Toastmaster and Competent communicator.
Carlos Eduardo Arango Gutierrez
Software Engineer | R&D Performance & Scale for OpenShift Performance & Latency Sensitive Application Platform (PSAP)
Eduardo is a performance engineer at Red Hat, working on the OpenShift performance & latency sensitive applications.
Eduardo is also a Computer Science PhD student at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, working on containerized distributed systems for research computing, with high focus on automated workflows, GitOps and CD for Research compute workflows. His research interests include High Performance Computing, Distributed systems, Dependency management, Linux containers and most recently, Container distribution and orchestration. Over the past 5 years Eduardo has focused on enabling researchers to build and deploy performance sensitive applications with containers on distributed environments.
Carlos Enrique Moreno Alvarez
Born in Venezuela, passionate about collaborating on projects that improve human life and add meaning to our life plan, Information Technology Professional with over 15 years of experience as an Solutions Architect, Infrastructure Engineer and Performance Analysis Consultant.
Capable design and deploy technical solutions for high services delivery infrastructure platforms using the best practices on the market. Working as a team player assuming leadership responsibilities, focus on customer value and business value.
Open to opportunities in Canada
Chandani Kumari (she/her) is a former Outreachy Intern with Tekton.
She worked as Linux admin with Wipro Technology for six years before stepping down for a career transition in DevOps & open source. She is also an ambassador for Fittr (a Fitness & Nutrition Community). In her leisure time, she loves to spread awareness about fitness and nutrition.
Global Community Ambassador at DevOps Institute
I am currently working as the Global Community Ambassador at DevOps Institute headquarter in USA along being the Region Head for APJ & MEA Region.
This role is exclusive & people-focused evangelist to the global community of Enterprises, Channel Partners and individuals who are planning, embarking or already on a transformation journey in Digital world based on DevOps, Agile, emerging Technologies and standards. I build massive online, social Global community with thousands of members and practitioners . I am committed to connect the Humans of DevOps and Modern IT to advance the Skills, Knowledge, Ideas & Learning with ease and collaboration. I report directly to CEO & Director and works as a Chief Evangelist to drive the Community behavior at global scale.
I am also simultaneously managing the Asia-Pacific, Japan, Middle east, Africa region as Region Head where I am working with Global Thought Leaders, Elite Enterprises, Government Agencies, Specialized Agencies & Strategic Partners to evangelize the standardization of DevOps, Agile, IT Service Management, emerging technologies and standards, best Practices and skills adoption. I am passionate about developing a Global Continuous Learning Community around DevOps & Modern IT with Best Practices because of the evolution and revolution taking place across sectors due to adoption & Digitization at scale across economies.
DevOps Practitioner at Huayou Tech
I believe IT changes the world and DevOps changes IT.
I am the co-founder of the local group, DevOps Times Community, where I help coordinate a total following of 30,000 subscribers through the group’s wechat official account. I am an active Jenkins and DevOps Institute Ambassador. I have also coordinated and organized events for Jenkins Area Meetup and Jenkins User Conference China for the past 3 years.
I have also been awarded by the Jenkins community as Most Valuable Advocate of Jenkins Community and Jenkins Ambassador in 2018.
Strategy Execution Manager at Ericsson
Garima Bajpai, Global DevOps Researcher is committed to help organizations struggling with complex digital transformation & development projects.
She is leading the operational vision of the company by ultimately maximizing value for customers through the Strategic Business Transformation. She has helped a wide variety of organizations adopt agile software delivery practices. She is a frequent keynote at major industry conferences and is a widely published author of articles and research reports
Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute
Helen Beal is Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute and a DevOps coach, writer and learning facilitator.
Ways of Working and DevOps coach, consultant and learning facilitator. Writer, speaker and analyst.
Cybersecurity Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton
Driven Cybersecurity professional looking to change the world by harnessing the power of the Internet to influence ideas, people and nations in order to improve the quality of life and opportunities for the 99%.
Employs a deep understanding of computer networks and security to build and manage secure systems. Interested in exploring, implementing and improving ideas to advance the use of technology in society.
DevOps Ambassador | SAFe® 5 Program Consultant | Cloud Native enthusiasts | Head of Software Engineering at Sodimac Corp
I am an Agilist who believes that technology is a powerful enabler to transform the way we interact!
Head of Engineering at Sodimac Corp, SAFe Program Consultant, and DevOps & Cloud Native Enthusiast specialized in the development of Cloud Native applications, DevOps and Agile transformation, Cloud and Kubernetes adoption with more than 10 years of experience helping organization to embrace new technologies & practices to develop business solutions.
Senior Software Engineer
Software developer. Lover of family and friends. Die hard San Francisco Giants fan
Vice President of Global Delivery at Espire Infolabs
Digital Transformation, Service Delivery, ITSM & Project Management Expert | DevOps Leader | Agile Coach
Nagesh has over 22+ years of experience in various technical and leadership roles. He has got technology background with experience in steering Product Development, Software Architecture, Consulting & Delivery Management in International environments. During his career, he has worked with some of the top Fortune 500 companies to support their CCM, CRM, Web Content Management, eLearning initiatives. Nagesh has Proven expertise in strategy, risk management and business planning, reducing waste and cost through process redesign and agile management. He has worked with some large IT services and Product development companies at leadership positions and passionate about DevOps and Agile processes. He is a certified DevOps Leader and Agile Coach. He had led several digital transformation projects using Agile, SCRUM methodologies. He has also led several CI/CD initiatives.
Naresh Rayapati (Rao)
Software Architect at Cerner Corporation
Pragmatic & Passionate Programmer. Jenkins Contributor.
Software Architect at Cerner Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare information technology. Passionate about Agile, DevOps & Continuous Delivery, and all things Automation. Very strong developer, with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. In the recent years his focus has been on enabling DevOps practices in his current team. OSS Contributor, he is maintaining couple of Jenkins plugins since past several years.
Developer Advocate at Cloudbees
Oscar Medina has 22+ years in the technology sector. Oscar’s experience dates back to the Dotcom boom era, where he managed eCommerce sites based on UNIX, and written in Java. He is an advocate for DevOps practices with a focus on cloud-agnostic tools and modern frameworks.
Oscar’s software development coupled with cloud infrastructure(Dev and Ops) has been instrumental in helping companies realize the benefits of cloud solutions by mentoring teams in migrating legacy monolithic applications into Microservices, building CI/CD pipelines and orchestrating Docker containers using Kubernetes on three of the leading clouds AWS, GCP, and Azure.
He focuses on the following areas:
– DevOps practices with a focus on cloud agnostic solutions using open source tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Packer and Vagrant
– CI/CD Security
– Docker Image hardening and Security
– Cloud Greenfield projects (AWS, Azure, GCP)
– Cloud Development (migrate apps to the cloud, leveraging cloud-native services)
– Cloud security and privacy assessments, pen testing, complete initial setup of Policies, AD Federation, Roles etc.
– Custom modern app development in many languages
– API Management (security, rate limiting etc)
Oscar is also an Office 365 veteran (all workloads) previously at Microsoft helped large corporations adopt the cloud and provided guidance as per best practices.
Owen Bowers Adam
Platform Engineer at Cirrus Logic
I have a love for all things automation and opensource, with a particular niche around enabling developers to focus more on their own code instead of all the underlying complexity in building and deploying.
My current focus is around how to make this work in a hardware and chip design setting, but I’ve been fortunate to be able to work with a variety of clients over the years with a huge range of problems and maturity levels.
Outside of my core work, I’m also pretty active as a mentor and judge for local hackathons.
You can find me on twitter at @obowersa and at linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/owen-bowers-adams-8b179417/
Applications DevOps Leader & IT Manager at Lingaro | DevOps Institute Global Ambassador | DevOps Speaker & Blogger
Romnick Acabado is a passionate DevOps Leader/SME/IT Manager at Lingaro, which is a disruptive innovator focused on data-driven enterprise transformation and clients' success.
He leads a team that specializes in data analytics, which includes specializations like business intelligence, big data, data lake, enterprise reporting, and visualizations.
He is a well-rounded leader that is responsible for building and managing a team from hiring, resource management, skills and performance management, operations excellence, and implementing knowledge management strategy and best practices across their whole organization. He contributes to their business development and serves as a service partner to their Fortune 500 customers.
He also helps in coordinating their company-wide technical skills development and plans.
He is also active as a DevOps Institute’s Global Ambassador in the Philippines.
He supports, engages, and empowers the Humans of DevOps through interactions and collaboration with other ambassadors.
His mission is to use his creativity, authenticity, and accountability on learning and sharing best practices in executing strategic plans
to achieve the sustainable success of whomever, he is working with as an IT Leader.
Directory of Community at Armory.io
CDF Outreach Committee Chair
I work on building the Spinnaker community and ecosystem and would like to leverage the CDF’s network and support. I want to represent Spinnaker and the CDF and support the continuous delivery story.
DevOps Evangelist @ Zensar | DevOps Ambassador at DevOpsInstitute | Published Author | Reiki (spiritual healing) Teacher
Savinder is a DevOps evangelist at Zensar Technologies, UK.
He is passionate about helping Enterprises across industry verticals solve business problems, based on technology solutions. Savinder is a recognised figure in the DevOps space and speaks at leading industry events worldwide. He’s the author of ‘How do I build a career in DevOps? A Practical Handbook to Help You Start or Scale Up Your Career in DevOps’, which is available on Amazon worldwide.”
Chief Technology Officer at Benchmark Corp
Shlomo is the CTO at Benchmark Corp in Canada, a DevOps Institute & Continuous Delivery Foundation Ambassador.
His mantra to live by is: “I am here to help.” He is focused on supporting the practical side of DevSecOps which stems from his engineering and enterprise architecture background. He was previously a global head of Site Reliability Engineering and Application Security as a CISO for a Fortune 500. He is also the creator of Governance Engineering which is published in one of his whitepapers on DevGovOps. He has worked with niche companies in the container space to publish two case studies showing how a large corporation can modernize its applications using containers and microservices in the cloud, while supporting PCI compliance using CD pipelines. He participates heavily in the conference scene which includes keynotes in; Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and New Orleans. Shifting to numerous Webinars/BrightTalks in Q1 of 2020. He also provides thought-leadership and product management guidance to multiple partners at their CKO/SKOs to align better with the shift-left DevOps culture. Having successfully implemented digital transformation for a fortune 500 he plans to show others how to do so practically. Ask him anything on the spot. He loves it.
Senior Lead Technologist
Steven helps federal agencies adopt modern software delivery best practices by implementing DevSecOps principles and embrace microservice-based application architectures on Kubernetes.
As the author of the Jenkins Templating Engine, he is passionate about bringing organizational governance to software delivery while enabling developer autonomy to simplify DevSecOps adoption across the enterprise. Steven helps organize the Jenkins community’s Pipeline Authoring Special Interest Group and contributes where he can to pipeline documentation and community plugins.
Technical Evangelist at Harness.io
I would love to be a catalyst for better software delivery. An area we can improve on within the tech space is sharing stories and leveraging the experiences of others. I think becoming a CDF Ambassador would really give me the opportunities to help drive that mission further.
Tiffany is passionate about better software delivery. She leverages her experience building cloud-native software solutions with DevOps practices to share applicable stories and content around software technologies.
5G Network Architect at Facebook Connectivity
Tom is 4G/5G Telecom Network Architect & leader with diverse expertise in cloud based 4G/5G and application services.
Broad experiences in delivering complex design reliability for hardware & software, quality, new product introduction, customer engagement, industry & academia collaboration. Strong analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skill. Strong Technical leadership in SDN, VFV, CI/CD, network automation and performance benchmarking. Worked for AT&T for 16 years as PMTS as part of advanced radio technology and SDN/NFV team. Among his tasks, Tom was leading technical evaluation of startups & Strategic relationship alignment with diverse cross organizational skills. Tom Is currently leading architecture and development of CI/CD for open and disaggregated 4G/5G RAN and Open core working from Menlo Park, Ca.
Principal Software Delivery Strategist and Developer Advocate at CloudBees
Viktor Farcic is a Principal Software Delivery Strategist and Developer Advocate at CloudBees, a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.
He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).
His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog TechnologyConversations.com.
He is a co-host of DevOps Paradox podcast.
Xiaojie Zhao (Rick)
Senior Software Engineer at Alauda
Zhao Xiaojie(Rick) is a software engineer joining us from Alauda, where he is responsible for developing the CI/CD platform.
As the leader of the Chinese Localization SIG and press contact of Jenkins in China, where a large developer community exists invisible from the west. He has been promoting the Jenkins community in several ways, such as running the Jenkins official social media, encouraging people to contribute tech-articles, giving some speeches about Jenkins at the related conferences, maintaining the Chinese Jenkins website. He is the author of several open source projects, like Simplified Chinese Plugin and Jenkins CLI. He is also a participant in GSoC serving two years as a mentor.