Devopsdays is a worldwide community conference series for anyone interested in IT improvement.
Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the DevOps movement, currently working for Inuits. He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different books, papers and articles. He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability , Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud, while actively promoting the devops idea!
John Willis is Vice President of Devops and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJT he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is a co-author of the Devops Handbook along with authors Gene Kim and Jez Humble.
Paul Czarkowski is a recovering Systems Administrator who has run infrastructure for longer than he cares to admit. After cutting his teeth in the ISP and Gaming industries Paul changed his focus to using (and contributing to) Open Source Software to improve the Operability of complex distributed systems such as Kubernetes and OpenStack.