devopsdays Chicago - Contact
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Our local team
The global core organizers support local teams.
Corey Ward is a Senior Software Engineer at Relativity. He is a father of two children. He loves talking to people. In his free time, Corey reads fantasy novels, plays Beat Saber and loses in Horizon World’s Arena Clash.
Kevin Reedy is engineer from Chicago, currently working for GitHub as a Customer Success Architect. He also founded RecRec, where he uses technology to help build communities in recreation sports groups. In his free time, you’ll find him Playing Shuffleboard (the kind you’d expect to see on a cruise ship), Cycling, and Cooking.
Brian Andersen is a Senior Systems Engineer at Basis. In his free time he plays (possibly) an unhealthy amount of games, both of the video and board variety. He also has really enjoys visiting cities with zoos in them.
Dex has been hacking on cloud native tech at Replicated for over 5 years now. When he’s not collaborating with software teams or deploying his blog on Kubernetes, he enjoys overcomplicated dinner prep and running the Chicago lakefront.
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.
Richard is seasoned DevSecOps Consulting Manager at 3Cloud Solutions, boasts over 20 years of experience combining both operations and software development. He specializes in areas such as DevOps, automation of software delivery, monitoring software performance, and infrastructure management throughout the development cycle. In his free time, Richard is an active volunteer with Junior Chamber International (JCI), also known as the Jaycees, and has served on their executive board for numerous years. He is a frequent speaker and participant in user groups in the Chicago area and enjoys discussing topics such as Observability, Cloud Migration, and experiences from DevOps transformations.
Hopeless technology / computer geek with a deep interest in SRE, high-trust teams, moving ops towards devs, and the Oxford comma. I love moving fast, breaking a few things, and showing how true blameless cultures conquer all preconceived fears of other leaders.
Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven and the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast. Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from
KUBECTL. He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids and two Australian Shepherds, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke.
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.
I help developers understand the environments they are developing for, and helps infrastructure people build better systems. Specialties are Unix (any flavour), scripting and networking. I’ve done time as a Developer and as a Sys Admin, but now I am both…
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.
Christian Herro manages an SRE team at Morningstar. He co-founded the Madison WI devops meetup and devopsdays MSN. In his free time (pandemic permitting), he enjoys dancing, board games, live music, eating all of the foods, and spending far too much time thinking about Babylon 5.