The CI/CD-related questions, submitted in advance, determined the agenda. Industry leader, Kelsey Hightower, moderated. The panel had a great discussion.
Director, Developer Advocate at Google
Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make developers smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming to system administration.
Engineering Director at Autodesk
Alex has been working at Autodesk for 20 years where he had several different jobs from QA Engineer, QA Manager and Infrastructure Engineering Manager. He is currently an Engineering Director leading the Forge Run Platform Area which is responsible for Cloud Observability, Deployment and Runtime. Alex believes in Automating all repetitive tasks; in building resilient, cost effective and scalable systems, and in delivering high quality, available and trustworthy services to our customers.
Head of Platform Engineering at Earnin
Kashyap Parikh leads Platform Engineering team at Earnin with a charter of making engineering teams autonomous and empower developers to ship high-quality code faster. Prior to Earnin, Kashyap led engineering leadership roles at startups as well as big enterprises leading developer experience, framework engineering and observability teams. He holds double Masters in Computer Science and Environmental Engineering.
Senior Director, Engineering Enablement at Cox Automotive
Mark is the Senior Director of Engineering Enablement at Cox Automotive.
Site Reliability Engineer, Giphy
Bryant Rockoff is a Site Reliability Engineer at GIPHY, where he has been primarily focused on developing their internal Continuous Delivery platform, built around Spinnaker, and helping to develop core tooling for their engineering organization. Previously, he helped head the launch of Kubernetes at WeWork, and was a DevOps Engineer at Refinery29 with a focus on distributed systems. He received his BFA from the Tisch School of the Performing Arts at New York University in 2013.