devopsdays Nashville - Contact

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

Our local team

Don Bauer

Organizer

Don Bauer
S&P Global

Don Bauer started his career fourteen years ago in a metrics analyst and systems engineering role with Charter Communications. Since then, he has held roles in development, infrastructure, architecture and operations for both enterprise corporations and startups. He immediately recognized a common thread in each role that allowed him to focus on enabling teams and companies to succeed through standardization, simplification, and automation. Don believes companies and teams succeed through transparency and experimentation without the fear of failure. In his current role, Don operates with one simple principle: to automate himself out of a job. Currently, Don is the Director of DevOps Engineering at IHS Markit. He primarily focuses on automating the integration and delivery of software and services, and he supports innovation using technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. Don is also a Docker captain and community leader and organizes several local meetups.

   

Aimee Knight

Organizer

Aimee Knight

Aimee Knight is a Software Architect and former professional figure skater currently residing in Nashville TN. Outside of work, she’s a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies specializing in performance, a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast, and an international keynote speaker. Currently, she specializes in DevOps, JavaScript, React, and CSS however, she’s worked extensively in Angular, Node, and Ruby on Rails. Her past involvement includes working at npm, Inc., being a weekly panelist on the Angular Air podcast, a co-organizer for CharmCityJS, and a mentor for Baltimore NodeSchool and Rails Bridge.

    

Jason Greathouse

Organizer

Jason Greathouse

  

Chris Gundersen

Organizer

Chris Gundersen
Velocity Risk Underwriters

Chris Gundersen, known as Gunny by friends and law enforcement, is the Head of Technology at Velocity Risk Underwriters based in Green Hills. As a pragmatic polyglot he has been fortunate to have been a part of many fantastic teams that have built loads of awesome things in the last 20+ years. That last part makes him feel old. His favorite piece of recorded music is either Op. 92 from Beethoven’s 7th symphony or Jump Around by House of Pain.

    

David Lee

Organizer

David Lee

David Lee is a curious learner and problem solver that likes to understand how things work and why that stupid error keeps popping up. Early in his career he was the only tech guy at a small (non-tech) company which instilled in him the need/drive to figure things out without much guidance. His primary focus is in development but he also routinely delves into the DevOps realm. In his free time, he likes to create physical things (usually out of wood) and be outside preferably with family.

  

Geoff Craig

Organizer

Geoff Craig
Breakfree Solutions

Geoff Craig is a Solutions Architect for Breakfree Solutions and an excited first time organizer for DevOps Days Nashville. In his free time you can usually find him behind a book, in a strange new city, or behind a guitar playing very badly. His favorite opening liner is, ‘I like long walks on the beach… and bourbon.’

   
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