devopsdays Chicago - Contact

If you’d like to contact us by email: chicago@devopsdays.org

Our local team

Jerry Cattell

Organizer

Jerry Cattell

Jerry Cattell is the Director of Technical Operations for Tempus and a co-organizer of the DevOps Chicago meetup group. In his free time, Jerry enjoys traveling, reading, and playing with new technologies.

  

Sasha Rosenbaum

Organizer

Sasha Rosenbaum
Microsoft

Sasha Rosenbaum is a Program Manager on the Azure DevOps engineering team, focused on making the technology better aligned with open source software projects. Sasha is passionate about DevOps, company culture and collaboration in IT teams.

    

Albert Cheung

Organizer

Albert Cheung

Albert Cheung works in support for a financial institution dealing with production issues and change management. In his free time, he likes to: sail, play pickleball, visit friends outside of Chicago and brew kombucha.

 

Brian Devlin

Organizer

Brian Devlin
Hyatt Hotels

Brian Devlin is (presumably) a human who enjoys activities of various natures. Brian is a father who lives in the suburbs. He enjoys board games and beverages, in no specific order. He may or may not have a shadow Twitter account. He tweets only during warm weather. Once, Brian vaulted over the Chicago River, but that could have been in his imagination. Brian invented DevOps, but not the DevOps you know.

 

Joshua Goldman

Organizer

Joshua Goldman

Josh Goldman is a Site Reliability Engineer at Packet Host Inc, a bare metal cloud provider. He’s learning to be a pythonista and a terraform guru. Previous endeavors include being a Site Reliability Engineer at SecureWorks as well as an SRE Manager, a mid sized Managed Security Service Provider. In his non work life he volunteers at PAWS Chicago as a Dog Handler and a Adoption Counselor.

  

Christian Herro

Organizer

Christian Herro
Morningstar

Christian Herro is a Lead SRE at Morningstar. He co-founded the Madison WI devops meetup and devopsdays MSN. In his free time, he enjoys dancing, board games, live music, eating all of the foods, and spending far too much time thinking about Babylon 5.

   

Trevor Hess

Organizer

Trevor Hess
Chef Software, Inc

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure! Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities. Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

 

Kevin Reedy

Organizer

Kevin Reedy
Chef Software, Inc

Kevin Reedy is an infrastructure developer from Chicago that currently works for Chef as a Customer Architect. In his free time, he enjoys brewing beer, snowboarding, DJing, and promising that he’ll update his blog more often.

    

Matt Stratton

Organizer

Matt Stratton
PagerDuty

Matt Stratton is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”. He has three awesome kids, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

    

Margaret Valtierra

Organizer

Margaret Valtierra
Morningstar

Margaret Valtierra is a Program Manager at Morningstar. She runs the AWS Chicago user group, AWS Community Day Midwest, and is a global core organizer for the AWS Community Days. When not at work she can usually be found at the dog park with her dog, Peanut.

   

Hari Vedam

Organizer

Hari Vedam
Discover

Hari Vedam is a cloud engineer. He is an avid technologist. His experience includes IT architecture, front-end development, and public + private cloud. When he is not playing with the cloud, his free time includes cooking, reading, and watching movies, especially Marvel.

   
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