cdCon

cdCon

October 7 – 8, 2020

Virtual Experience

Join the CD Foundation for a two-day virtual event focused on improving the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. Become part of the conversation that drives continuous delivery by meeting peers, sharing ideas and talking to industry leaders on all things software delivery and DevOps.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Edith Harbaugh CEO and Cofounder, LaunchDarkly
  • Rob Zuber is a 20-year veteran of software startups; a four-time founder, and three-time CTO. Since joining CircleCI, Rob has seen the company through its Series E funding and delivered on product innovation at scale while leading a team of 150+ engineers who are distributed around the globe. Prior to CircleCI, Rob was the CTO and Co-founder of Distiller, a continuous integration and deployment platform for mobile applications acquired by CircleCI in 2014. Before that, he cofounded Copious an online social marketplace. Rob was the CTO and Co-founder of Yoohoot, a technology company that enabled local businesses to connect with nearby consumers, which was acquired by Appconomy in 2011. Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two children.

  • John Mark Walker Director, Open Source Program Office, Capital One
  • Yasemin Blanton Head of Technology Delivery, BMO Financial Group
  • Isaac is a co-founder and CTO of Armory.  At Armory, he has been leading engineering and product teams engaged in the Spinnaker community since it was open sourced by Netflix & Google. He was recently elected to both the Spinnaker Steering Committee and the Continuous Delivery Foundation’s Technical Oversight Committee. Before Armory, Isaac was SVP Engineering at ShareThis, where his team built a CI/CD platform that increased deployment velocity by 600x. Before that, he served as CTO at two startups with exits. He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and eating copious amounts of gummy bears.

  • Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google and co-creator of the Tekton project. Over the past decade+ she has worked in the mobile, financial, and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she built load testing tools for AAA video game titles, and founded the Vancouver chapter of PyLadies. In her spare time, she influences company culture through cat pictures.

  • With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the technology industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. At Puppet, she will lead the vision and direction of its current and future enterprise product portfolio. Prior to joining Puppet, Abby was the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation where she focused on driving the Foundation’s vision and growing the open-source project. Through her tenure, Abby built an install base that included more than half of the Fortune 500. Abby has deep cloud experience. At Pivotal, she drove the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and at Verizon, she led the Product Management teams dedicated to the early days of cloud services. Her background also includes operations spanning companies such as Totality, EDS, and Sabre.

  • Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed.  Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the open source technology industry with nearly twenty years of experience with large scale projects such as Jenkins and Eclipse. Tracy’s background also includes developer tools, embedded software, and electronics system design. Tracy has two patents for her work on processor architectures.

  • Christina has 25 years of technology experience. Now at CloudBees, she is powering the continuous economy, as a strategic product advisor, having formerly served as CPO there leading a 200+ member product organization including product management, engineering, and product marketing. She is also a board member at Honeycomb.io, the driver of the observability movement. She has also held leadership roles in product management, professional services and sales engineering and been responsible for building teams in virtually all operating functions. Christina is an expert in big data, machine data, logging, systems management, enterprise software, complex web services, product management practices and building companies from the ground up. Passionate about art, design, data, systems, furniture, fashion, cars, literature, political systems and philosophy.

  • Zainab is a software engineer at Interswitch Group and the open source programs coordinator for She Code Africa a non-profit organization focused on celebrating and technically empowering young girls and women in technology across Africa. Her role at She Code Africa involves promoting a more diverse, inclusive and innovative culture within the African open source ecosystem. Aside from her roles at Interswitch and She Code Africa, Zainab is also a technical writer who is passionate about contributing to open source, improving technical documentation and advocating for gender diversity in open source collaboration. She has worked on improving technical documentation for Wikimedia and is currently working on Jenkins on Kubernetes documentation for Jenkins organization under the Google Season of Docs Program.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Tracy is CEO and Co-Founder of DeployHub. DeployHub is the first microservice management platform designed to facilitate the sharing, relationship mapping and deployments of microservices. Tracy is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she is the elected General Member Representative. Tracy is a recognized evangelist in microservices and the continuous delivery pipeline. She is the creator of the Continuous Delivery Foundation Interactive Landscape, a blog contributor for the CDF and speaks at many DevOps events such as CNCF’s KubeCon and CloudBees DevOpsWorld. Tracy is also a DevOps Institute Ambassador and speaks at AWS Marketplace webinar educational events. She is also the leader of the New Mexcio CI/CD Foundation Meetups.

  • Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he realized his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public, and military sectors. His technical experience includes military/space lift operations, technical writing, software development, and SRE/DevOPs engineering. He also has a wealth of experience in defense and federal sectors such as contracting, information systems, security, and management. You can find him speaking at or organizing local tech meetups and hackathons where he enjoys engaging with developers. Angel’s passions are positive disruption, learning, teaching, and mentoring. But most of all, he enjoys inspiring all forms of technologists and building awesome tech communities.

  • Marky Jackson Director of Open Source Software, OpsMx
  • Continue to grow my skills in building customer relations based on trust, effective team communications and delegation, as well as working with and managing a cross functional team. Specifically, leveraging and growing my technical knowledge allowing me to bridge the gap between customers business needs and software engineers requirements in a Software as a Service (SaaS) or On-Premises setting. I have a strong desire to continue working in InfoSec. As the former InfoSec Product manager at Puppet I fell in love with working with Ops, Devs and Security people and finding ways to make their lives better while allowing them to work better together.

  • Jimmy is a Product Manager of Software Engineering within Enterprise Cloud Computing at Fidelity Investment. He is responsible for the Application Lifecycle Management area with a current focus on multi cloud support. Jimmy has 22 years of experience across a variety of industries with a focus on engineering and technology excellence. Key Programs – Rollout of Cloudbees Jenkins Core on AWS EKS for Fidelity to promote Pipeline As Code capability across the organization. Previous Speaking Jenkins World 2019 Cloudbees Connect 2020 DevOps Radio Podcasts.

  • Adam joined IBM seven years ago out of university and has presented internationally on several occasions as a subject matter expert on a wide range of topics, including DIY machine learning and analytics, the use of GPUs from Java, and on the benefits of using Tekton and webhooks for CI/CD.

  • Tiffany Jachja is a technical evangelist at Harness. She is an advocate for better software delivery, sharing applicable practices, stories, and content around modern technologies. Before joining Harness, Tiffany was a consultant with Red Hat’s Consulting practice. There she used her experience to help customers build their software applications living in the cloud. Tiffany enjoy speaking at conferences such as Red Hat Summit, SpringOne, and DeveloperWeek.

  • Melissa Sussmann Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, Puppet
  • As part of the monitoring team, I work in deploying and maintaining monitoring and performance management systems.
    With over 5 years of experience as a DevOps engineer, I am heavily invested in deploying scalable containerized projects with an intensive focus on automation. In my Free time, I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, and soccer.

  • Jerop Kipruto is a Software Engineer at Google working on Cloud CI/CD. She is a maintainer for the Tekton project focusing on Tekton Pipelines. Previously, she was an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Developer Advocate at IBM. Implements CI/CD with Tekton and Serverless with OpenWhisk. OpenStack Evangelist in the past and have presented at various OpenStack summits (Paris, Vancouver, and Japan).

  • Serge currently works as a Senior DevOps Engineer at SAP, tackling topics under the Continuous Delivery umbrella. With 13 years of experience in both development and operations, Serge has contributed to multiple large-scale delivery projects in several industries, spanning from civic technology to healthcare. During his free time, he enjoys traveling to new countries, reading books, and team sports.

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