Dave Farley is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development, co-author of the Jolt-award winning book “Continuous Delivery”, and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto. Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. He is the former Head of Software development at LMAX Ltd, home of the OSS Disruptor, and is now an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.
Chris Jackson is the Director of Cloud Product Engineering at Pearson. He leads a small team of incredibly talented engineers into a brave new world of containerised platforms for Pearson’s next generation of digital services. His passion for building valuable technology combined with his amateur skills in all things code inevitably led him to a leadership role where he can help others achieve their goals and engage them in some of the most exciting technology spaces available. Prior to Pearson, Chris spent eight years with Rackspace observing and participating in the cloud explosion through the eyes of a vendor and seeing how Open Source Software is genuinely changing our approach to everything. He is a reformed thought-leader who will over a beer tell you that many of the world’s problems could be solved with a bit of DevOps…
Luke Marsden heads up Developer Experience at Weaveworks, where he spends his time thinking about how to optimise for happy open source users. He gets involved in open source projects, develops experimental software, works on content and user journeys, and enjoys speaking at meetups and conferences. He previously founded ClusterHQ.
Katrina McIvor started working in industry after finishing her PhD in Computer Science investigating how to build maps for intelligent mobile agents (robots, but sometimes without the physical bodies!). She is currently working for QA as the Principal Technologist for DevOps, in charge of the entire curriculum area, writing and teaching new technologies and some consultancy stuff on the side. In her spare time she likes to learn new programming languages, and go camping, usually with a side order of chasing orcs through trees with a spear (LARPing).