devopsdays Columbus - Contact

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Our local team

Ben Blanquera


Bill Schwanitz


I have over 20 years experience in ‘it’. My background is more in the systems admin, devops and platform side of the world.

I have run or been heavily involved in many community related things in the past. My goal as an organizer for the SCODE meetup is to facilitate those interested in the community to create cool stuff, learn, network and put the Smart Columbus to use for public interests.

As of May 2019 I am working at DataRobot as a DevOps Engineer on the Cloud Operations team.

The single most interesting and inspiring reference I could make on how I feel about open source, maker ethos etc is best summed up by Adam Savage in his 2017 Maker Faire speech followed by his 10 commandments of making speech. Both I highly recommend ( duh, I put them in my bio! ).


Carmen Deardo


David Laulusa


David has worked at Bell Labs, SAP and whole slew of companies in between. Three years ago when he started working at SAP, his boss handed him The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim and Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and said, ‘Read these and figure out this DevOps thing.’ And he hasn’t stopped learning since.

David has been a member of the DevOpsDays Ohio organizing committee since it’s inception. He’s also Co-Organizer of the DevOps Columbus Meetup.


Jack Maher


J.D. Santen


J.D. Santen is a developer who has been working in the telecommunications industry for over 18 years. In that time, he’s seen network growth explode and the requirements to support it become more complicated. J.D. has had a hand in building IT systems that are as resilient as the network they support.


John Lusk


Kyle Jenkins



Kyle Jenkins is a full stack developer and consultant with Improving, a software development consulting and training company in Columbus, Ohio. He assists with organizing the DevOpsDays Columbus conference. While working directly with clients to accomplish projects, he always strives to improve the quality of code and life for the team. In his spare time, you may find him at a variety of user groups around town, or online playing video games with friends.


Michael Ducy


Michael Swartzbaugh


Renee Weldy


Renee’s been working in some part or another of IT since 1989. She’s been a technical writer, a software instructor, a web application developer, a Remedy administrator, a business/system analyst, a project manager, and more – but not necessarily in that order. She attended the 2016 DevOpsDays Ohio conference and immediately volunteered to be an organizer for future conferences. This is a culture she definitely wants to help promote and grow!


Sherry Stebens


Sherry is an accomplished management professional positioned in the information technology field with a solid reputation as a strong leader. Proven ability to improve processes to gain efficiencies, drive for results and build solid relationships throughout all levels of an organization. Strong leader with the ability to create and execute new and/or improved processes. Consistently practice and educate the use of Six Sigma techniques and Agile methodologies to problem solve and implement solutions for the betterment of an organization.

Sherry has been a member of the DevOpsDays Columbus organizing committee since 2016.

Warner Moore


Warner Moore is a driven technology leader and architect with a background in web operations and information security. He has focused his career in working with high growth organizations where technology is their business and product. Within these organizations, Warner has an accomplished record of building successful security programs and high performing technology teams.

As an international speaker, Warner has been invited to present to university students, technology professionals, and business leaders in a classroom setting as well as at conferences such as Startup Week, CloudDevelop, Path to Agility, InfoSec Summit, CodeMash, Security BSides, and DevOpsDays.

Warner is passionate about culture, innovation, and community. His passion reflects in his volunteer work leading organizations such as [Ohio LinuxFest] (, [LOPSA] (, [DevOpsDays] (, and [Toastmasters] (



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  • Dan Sajner
  • Faye Thompson
  • Mark Goodmanson
  • Matt Stratton
  • Rob Kinyon

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