Spinnaker Summit brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by Google, Armory, Adobe and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.
As CTO and SVP of Engineering at Armory, Isaac loves building happy and productive technical teams.
Andy Glover is the Director of Netflixâs Delivery Engineering team, where he and his team are building Spinnaker, the continuous delivery platform that is facilitating Netflixâs rapid global expansion. Previously, he served as the CTO of App47, where he led the development of a SaaS mobile application management platform. Andy is also the co-author of Addison Wesley's "Continuous Integration" book.
Raji is the Director of Software Engineering at Capital One where she leads a team implementing Spinnaker. Before joining Capital One she was with Walmart Technology for 10 years. She holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas and Master of Computer Applications degree from Gandhigram University, India.
Alolita Sharma is a Principal Technologist enabling open source at AWS. She has led several engineering projects and teams at PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia and IBM. She serves on the board of Unicode Consortium, is an invited subject matter expert on W3C and ECMA workgroups and has been on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). She speaks internationally on open source, innersource, cloud, web and language technologies, deep learning and open standards such as Unicode.
Steven Kim is an engineering manager at Google based in New York City, focused on build and delivery systems. Prior to Google, Steven ran engineering teams at DreamWorks Animation, and was a part of the technical leadership in new initiatives at the studio.
In 2013 Lilit joined Netflix as Senior Software Engineer. Since then she worked on number of teams, focusing on improving video quality and bringing to Netflix users key features such as mobile downloads. Netflix has nurtured Lilitâs academic curiosity of chasing inventions and doing things no one has imagined possible before. After almost 5 years at Netflix, Lilit joined Silicon Valley startup, Pivotus Ventures, as Director of Engineering, where she leads teams responsible for software delivery pipeline, testing and infrastructure.
Emily is a Senior Software Engineer on the Delivery Engineering team at Netflix. She is primarily focused on contributing to the backend of Spinnaker.
Lars is a Software Engineer at Google leading the OSS Spinnaker project.
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantisâ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Borisâs influence was instrumental in Mirantisâ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systemsâan IT consulting company that was subsequently acquired in 2006âand a co-founder and angel investor at AGroupânow a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe. Boris holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He likes technical scuba diving, motorcycles, and RC helicopters.
Naran is a Solution Architect for Cisco, working on CI/CD for the last 4 years. He has a broad range of experience working in various areas of Cisco supporting Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain, Infrastructure to Enterprise Architecture organizations. He's a strong believer in DevOps and being Servant Leader within the organization and letting engineers thrive creatively.
Early in his career, Reza was a c/c++ developer, working on Unix and embedded real-time systems. He received his double BA in Mathematics and Computer Science at UCSC and his MS in EECS at Santa Clara University. Reza has taught courses at Santa Clara University and he has worked as an adjunct faculty member. He also joined Versant Object Tech, working as a trainer and post-sales/service engineer, deploying applications on Versant ODBMS throughout north-America and Europe. Reza participated in the internet revolution and web development in late 90s at a startup that didn't quite make it, followed by a decade leading various teams in the US, Taipei, and Shanghai developing IPMI firmware for multiple generations of BMC for Dell, IBM, and other ODMs. After stepping back into the internet and the cloud in 2012, he has been inspired by the breath and growth of open-source, as well as the transformation of software to glueware. Since then, Reza has been with Mirantis where he teaches cloud technologies and contributes to creating and maintaining the training content on everything from OpenStack and Kubernetes to Spinnaker.
At this point, Nicholas just doesn't care whether or not you think "DevOps" can be a job title. When he's not cloud-wrangling or talking about pipelines to anyone who will listen, he's busy scouring the internet for information about Minecraft, dinosaurs, and obscure animal life - in a mostly futile attempt to seem competent to his children.
Joel is currently the Manager of Cloud DevOps at Redbox where he leads the Cloud DevOps team to architect highly available cloud environments, develop infrastructure and development tools, and empower developers through fully automated single click deployment pipelines. He has been using Spinnaker since it's initial OSS release, and has experience building complex delivery pipelines for both software and hardware solutions. He is a Pythonista by trade and the cloud is his immutable data center. In his spare time, he is a Google Developer Chicago Organizer running monthly meet ups and a yearly Windy City DevFest conference. When he isn't working, he loves exploring Sweet Home Chicago!
Yuriy is a principal engineer for the Mirantis Application Platform (MAP, Cloud Native Continuous Delivery based on Spinnaker) initiative at Mirantis. He works on technical implementation and customer onboarding to MAP. Yuriy joined Mirantis at the dawn of OpenStack, and worked on multiple integrations for external services in OpenStack. When Kubernetes came along, he started working on the OpenStack Containerized Control Plane project and Kubernetes Applications initiative in Mirantis. He has over 10 years of experience in software development, primarily in extending cloud capabilities and bringing services to cloud.
Ethan Rogers is a Community Software Engineer with Armory and has been involved with the Spinnaker community for the last 2 years. He's worked with countless companies to help drive Spinnaker adoption within their organization. He's worked throughout the software stack and experienced the pain of software delivery at every level, from writing, deploying and operating software that drives businesses value.
Iulian has been a Software Engineer at Adobe Audience Manager for over a year as part of the Core Team in charge of offering internal deployment and configuration management tools. His most recent project involved the migration of services to Spinnaker as a continuous deployment solution for AWS, together with all automated processes for provisioning, decommissioning, monitoring and so on. The main goal was to offer a reliable process for a developer to deploy, scale and manage services, always focusing on user experience. Previously, Iulian worked as an automation engineer, building frameworks for all automation levels, mostly for the financial industry.
Tomas Lin is a founding member of the Spinnaker project at Netflix. He wrote the initial version of igor and echo. In the last few years, he has focused on integrating with Titus, Netflix's container platform.
Craig Peters, Product Manager at JFrog - Craig is a tech generalist concerned with how humans and processes come together to create systems. Lately He has been interested in the patterns for IaC, and how "devops" and "containers" way of thinking may improve things.
Nicholas Parks is an accomplished tinkerer and technical lead. He started as a code cutter for the USAF on âthingsâ before becoming a code-cutter at HP, delivering Linux-centric datacenter automation products for HPC blade customers. He started his consulting career architecting and building Security-as-a-Service platforms for defense, intelligence, and national law enforcement and IAM platform migrations for Treasury and others. Private sector engagements were all IT transformations for several insurance companies, re-platform with DR capabilities for a North American airline, and a global big retailer to name a few. Just before joining Kenzan, Nicholas worked at a clinical trials cloud platform company where he helped evolved continuous delivery and release engineering to enable business acceleration. Nicholas enjoys using his lay ethnographer skills to make transformations painless with a focus on making security simple for developers and operators alike. Now a consulting architect at Kenzan, Nicholas still codes in Java among other languages.
Nick currently runs the field engineering for Harness.io, a Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform designed to make deployments easy, safe, and repeatable for everyone in the engineering or DevOps organization. He previous held technical and executive roles in organizations such as OverOps and Early Warning, and was the lead architect on the Department of Homeland Securityâs FIVICS initiative. Nick has developed many anti-fraud applications for the financial institutions he has worked with and holds multiple patents.
Slava Koltovich is CEO of Kublr, an enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform. Passionate about increasing developer productivity, he has incubated and launched a number of successful products improving development processes. During his 20 years in the industry, Slava has delivered software to some of the world's largest companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, and Google.
Balaji is VP of Product at OpsMx focusing on creating products that automate and bring intelligence to continuous delivery. Before this role, Balaji was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Engineering Capital where he focused his investment and research in DevOps, CI/CD, applications infrastructure, and security. Before that Balaji has held multiple senior management positions at Cisco. Most recently he led product management and marketing for cloud-native applications solutions with container ecosystem players like Docker, CoreOS, RedHat, Mesos, Hashicorp etc. He was instrumental in driving an Open Source project around container applications operational policies. Balaji is the co-author of 2 books published by Pearson Educations. He has Bachelor and Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Wharton School.
Maggie Neterval is a software engineer at Google working on Spinnaker.