The DockerCon Review Committee has been working hard to build a bigger and better program that reflects the diversity of the Docker ecosystem and community. From Docker use cases at large and innovative corporations, to advanced technical talks and hands-on lab tutorials, DockerCon will have sessions adapted to every expertise levels and domain of interests. Each conference day will start with a general session in the morning, followed by breakout tracks.Register Now
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Nandini TanejaAmerican Water
Tommy HamiltonQuicken Loans
Susan KimberlinInvestor and Advisor
Roxy StimpsonD4DT (IOT World Labs)
Michele Leroux BustamanteSolliance.net
Bret FisherDevOps Trainer and Consultant
Brian MagnussonLindsay Corporation
Don BauerCitizens Bank
Laura Frank TachoCloudBees
Liz RiceAqua Security
Michael IrwinVirginia Tech
Sebastiaan van StijnDocker
Shaker GilbertSenior Solutions Engineer
Shaker Gilbert is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Docker focusing on helping customers achieve their container dreams. With over 10 years experience as a technology leader and architect; building, maintaining and deploying complex enterprise architectures world-wide, Shaker has a deep appreciation for Enterprise challenges in today’s global technology landscape that enables him to see past the hype and shape real-world solutions.
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, Angular and Vue. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on his blog at https://robrich.org/
Nandini TanejaTechnology Lead
Nandini Taneja runs the container management based Docker/Kubernetes platform for Technology & Innovation team at American Water. Prior to American Water she has worked in various technology companies creating full stack, end to end applications. She has a Masters in Computer Technology from IIT, Delhi and an MBA from Drexel. She is a mother of two, an author and loves to travel.Nandini Taneja runs the container management based Docker/Kubernetes platform for Technology & Innovation team at American Water. Prior to American Water she has worked in various technology companies creating full stack, end to end applications. She has a Masters in Computer Technology from IIT, Delhi and an MBA from Drexel. She is a mother of two, an author and loves to travel.
Spike CurtisSoftware DeveloperSpike Curtis is a software developer at Tigera. He co-leads the Istio Security Working Group and is a contributing author of SPIFFE specifications. He is also a core developer for Calico and worked on the initial integrations with Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos. He has spoken about cloud native security at many conferences including CoreOS Fest, MesosCon, Tectonic Summit, ContainerSched and most recently, KubeCon North America 2018.
Spike earned his PhD from the University of Oxford where he worked on quantum computing with ion traps. He has also worked for Silicon Valley start-ups Palantir Technologies and Rigetti Computing.
Torben PedersenEnterprise Architect
Torben holds a dual Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and Marketing from University of Houston and carries 25+ years of industry experience. He has been an Enterprise Architect at Halliburton for the past 5 years leading the global IT technology strategy and solution designs across multiple domains – from information management and applications, to platforms and infrastructure. He joined Halliburton after 14 years at Microsoft in consulting and sales roles defining strategies and solutions covering warehouse management, asset tracking, retail data management, portal-and commerce solutions, and more. Beyond the energy sector, he has covered industries such as; manufacturing, retail, logistics, health, airlines, law firms, and commercial software. In his personal time he is an avid yard keeper and continued Texas BBQ apprentice.
Alex HokansonInfrastructure Engineer
Alex is an Infrastructure Engineer at Docker. He is part of a team that ensures stability and growth of a complex Docker-based platform which is consumed by developers across the organization. Previously, Alex worked for companies in the Indianapolis, IN area focusing on web development using Docker. He enjoys spending time with his family and working on small game development projects.lex is an Infrastructure Engineer at Docker. He is part of a team that ensures stability and growth of a complex Docker-based platform which is consumed by developers across the organization. Previously, Alex worked for companies in the Indianapolis, IN area focusing on web development using Docker. He enjoys spending time with his family and working on small game development projects.
Mohammed AboullaiteDeputy CTO
Mohammed is a community catalyst and a true open source believer and has contributed to various open source projects. He has helped to build many IT communities in Morocco and he currently works at Xhub, a DevOps software company as Deputy CTO.
Jesse AntoszykSolutions Architect
Jesse Antoszyk is a Solutions Architect for BoxBoat. His love for technology began with his first MS-DOS PC, and the endless possibilities it provided. He later found Linux. Jesse was drawn to software engineering as a way to satisfy his creative and technical inclination. He eventually brought his software, DevOps and containerization expertise to BoxBoat, where he educates and accelerate clients of all sizes on their digital journey. He believes in automating the boring stuff so that people can get back to what makes software fun.
Blaine HelmickSenior Manager, Systems Engineering
Blaine Helmick joined the Wiley family in late 2016 as the Senior Manager of Systems Engineering. He brings over 20 years of experience in IT and 10 in the EdTech space creating award winning innovations and providing thought leadership to improve the student experience. He has a BA in Information Systems and MA in Instructional Design both from the University of Central Florida. He’s also a huge Disney nerd and on weekends you’ll find him with his family at the parks enjoying the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Tommy HamiltonSystems Architect
Tommy Hamilton is a Systems Architect at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender, which is based in Detroit, Michigan. His experience includes designing, building and implementing an Enterprise grade CaaS platform that helped decrease handoffs between Dev and Ops teams and empowered Dev Teams to automatically build, test and deploy both Windows and Linux containers. His passions include solving problems that help people, distributed systems, American Football and theorizing how Game of Thrones is going to end.
Susan KimberlinInvestor and Advisorsusansearchpro
Susan is a linguist by training, with a keen interest in the intersection of human language, cognition, information management, and interfaces. She is an early stage investor, advisor, and product development expert by trade. She is passionate about helping humans navigate and use the vast amount of information available to us and believes that diversity, and the varying experiences and opinions it brings, best informs a winning strategy.
Erica BresciaCo-Founder and COOericabrescia
Erica Brescia is the co-founder and COO of Bitnami, the leading provider of packaged applications for any platform. The Bitnami application automation platform delivers and maintains a catalog of 120+ ready-to-run server applications and development environments in partnership with the world’s leading cloud providers including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle, driving over 1 million deployments per month. That same application automation platform is also available to enterprises via Stacksmith, a tool that simplifies the migration and maintenance of traditional applications on cloud and container platforms. In addition, Bitnami is helping to shape the future of software deployment via its leadership role in the evolution of the Kubernetes ecosystem.
Erica also serves on the board of directors of the Linux Foundation, and as an Investment Partner in X Factor Ventures, which empowers female-led businesses to succeed.
Łukasz LachSoftware Architect@llachpl
Łukasz is a Docker Captain from Poland, Docker Certified Associate and Docker Community Leader in Warsaw. At the University of Warsaw, he conducts classes with students of the 2nd and 3rd year on the subject of efficient and scalable Internet applications based on Docker. He leads the Docker community in Warsaw, organizes local meetups and workshops. He works as a software architect at GOG.com (CD Projekt RED).
In 2018, with the e-learning project – Docker Quiz, created together with Docker Certification Team and preparing for the Docker Certified Associate exam – he participated as a lecturer at the DockerCon conference in San Francisco. He also lectured at CodeCamp Romania and CareerCon conferences at this year.
Ana MedinaChaos Engineer
Ana is currently working as a Chaos Engineer at Gremlin, helping companies avoid outages by running proactive chaos engineering experiments. She last worked at Uber where she was an engineer on the SRE and Infrastructure teams specifically focusing on chaos engineering and cloud computing. Catch her tweeting at @Ana_M_Medina mostly about traveling, diversity in tech, and mental health.
Nigel PoultonLinux Author
Nigel is a leading name in the container community. He is a Docker Captain, Docker Certified Associate, and the author of many container-related books and video training courses. When he’s not working with containers, he spends time with his family, tries to play golf, and dreams of American muscle cars.
Roxy StimpsonVP & Chief Technology Officer
Roxy Stimpson, VP & CTO at D4DT, a Computer Science graduate from University of Washington, has 20+ years in tech with primary focus on connecting systems, machines and human leveraging technology by building manual, automated and hybrid processes for enterprises for industries such as e-commerce, logistics, supply chain and manufacturing. Roxy has practical experience in leading teams at enterprises specialized in Enterprise Applications and Systems Integration, IoT, IIoT, AI, ML, and Analytics. Roxy also currently serves as Toastmasters District 2 Club Growth Director 2018-2019 responsible for creating new clubs and supporting all clubs in achieving excellence from Canadian border to the end of Kent in Washington State.
Michele Leroux BustamanteFounder and CIO@michelebusta
Michele is a cloud/security architect and runs the Microservices Practice and Security Practice at Solliance.net. Her background is primarily focused on distributed compute architectures and production implementations, plus consulting and product development in the identity and access management space. Michele tweets @michelebusta
Ada ManciniSupport Engineer@ada_qwerty
Ada is a support engineer working with Docker’s largest customers. An open-source enthusiast, fan of metal music, and an avid member of the #docker community channel on freenode, Ada started on her Docker journey in 2016 as a Linux system administrator in Asheville, NC and quickly fell in love with it.
Adam ParcoDirector of Engineering
As Director of Engineering for Edge and IoT, Adam leads a team of engineers building out the next generation of Docker Edge and IoT software tools and services. He has a computer science and mechatronic engineering background, and is a licensed professional engineer of Ontario. Adam has experience in broad software domains. Some of which include backend services, desktop applications, operating systems, embedded systems, and IoT platforms. Adam and his team are located in the heart of Waterloo Ontario’s thriving technology sector.
Andy ClemenkoSolutions Architect
Andy Clemenko has been putting out virtual and real fires for years. Andy has been a System Administrator/Engineer for over 20 years and a volunteer firefighter for over 15 years. He has enjoyed building solutions from the ground up. Building everything from bare metal to virtual machines to big data, and now containers. Lately he has been working with hundreds of customers and agencies engineering secure supply chains. And when not being a firefighter/engineer he is an avid cyclist and dad to two awesome little kids.
Anusha RagunathanSoftware Engineer@AnushaRagunatha
Anusha is a systems software engineer at Docker and a OSS maintainer in the Moby (Docker) project. She has recently been working on storage features in the Docker Enterprise and is the author of Docker plugin infrastructure. Other interests include distributed systems, high availability, performance analysis and debugging.
Brandon MitchellSolutions Architect@sudo_bmitch
Brandon Mitchell is a Solutions Architect for BoxBoat. He started with Linux when Slackware was shipped on floppy disks and has been hooked ever since. In his day job, he helps clients deploying Docker CE, EE, Swarm, and CI/CD pipelines. In his spare time, he’s answering questions on StackOverflow as BMitch or Tweeting under @sudo_bmitch. For a break from the keyboard, he enjoys biking and backpacking, not at the same time. Cats over dogs, vim over emacs, and spaces over tabs.
Bret FisherDocker Mastery@bretfisher
For 25 years Bret has built and operated distributed systems as a sysadmin and helped over 100,000 people learn dev and ops topics. He is a Docker Captain, the author of the wildly popular Docker Mastery series on Udemy, and also provides DevOps-style consulting and live workshops with a focus on immutable infrastructures, containers, and orchestration. He spends his free time maintaining open source and leading Virginia’s local, thriving tech scene. Bret basically spends his days helping people, and giving high fives. He lives at the beach, writes at bretfisher.com, prefers dogs over cats, and tweets at @bretfisher
Brian Christner hails from Arizona but now resides in the Alps of Switzerland. Brian’s spent a large portion of his career in the casino industry where he made sure the house always won. Brian is co-founder of 56K.Cloud and a nominated member of the Docker Captain’s program and a seasoned cloud architect. He is also a cloud subject matter expert in the topics of Docker, Cloud Native, DevOps, CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code, and of course container monitoring. Brian is passionate about advocating for cloud and containers. When Brian is not busy trying to containerize everything he can be found riding his mountain bike or skiing in the Swiss Alps. Brian tweets @idomyowntricks
Brian MagnussonVP, Technology & Innovation@Brian_Magnusson
Brian Magnusson is the Vice President of Technology & Innovation at Lindsay Corporation. In this role, Brian is responsible for Lindsay’s ag technology portfolio, including the FieldNET® brand of remote irrigation management solutions, as well as, Lindsay’s portfolio of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) solutions, including the Elecsys brand of remote monitoring and control solutions for the oil and gas, rail, and industrial lighting markets. Brian joined Lindsay in 2015 from CNH Industrial, where he most recently served as the Global Director of Portfolio Management for agricultural tractors, including the Case IH, New Holland and Steyr brands. Prior to joining CNH Industrial, Brian spent several years at Bain & Company, a leading global management consulting firm. During his time at Bain & Company, Brian advised executive leadership teams at numerous fortune 500 corporations on strategic growth initiatives. Strong roots in agriculture were the foundation of Brian’s career. He grew up on a row crop and livestock operation in the Midwest and, while in college, worked in sales and marketing for American Cyanamid. He earned an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and began his career as a mechanical engineer with Burns & McDonnell, a global engineering consulting firm, where he later served as an engineering manager and project manager. Following his tenure at Burns & McDonnell, Brian attended the Harvard Business School, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree.
Christine LovettSolutions Engineer@_clovett
Christine is a Docker Solutions Engineer for the Public Sector team at Docker. She supports Federal Science Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education who have special interests in High Performance Computing. Christine previously developed software for DHS agencies in Washington, DC. Christine tweets @_clovett
Darragh has a background in embedded system engineering originally, hacking on networks since thick-ethernet existed and feel’s back at home with enabling cloud technologies to interface with embedded IoT devices. With over ten years experience in IP networks and System Engineering, working for Akamai, Swisscom, Siemens and other technology companies. Now, as Co-Founder of 56K.Cloud, Darragh’s focus is on enabling DevOps in small and large organizations to adopt containers in both Software development and Operations. Darragh tweets @grealish
David YuProduct Manager@yongshinyu
David Yu is a Product Manager for Universal Control Plane and is focused on specific areas that include Platform Lifecycle Management, Scalability, and Serviceability. He previously worked with enterprise customers and partners to build Docker Enterprise platforms on their own infrastructure as a Solutions Engineer for 2 years. He is based in San Francisco, CA.
Don BauerLead DevOps Engineer
Don Bauer started his career twelve years ago in a metrics analyst and systems engineering role with Charter Communications. Since then, he has held roles in development, infrastructure, architecture and operations for both enterprise corporations and startups. He immediately recognized a common thread in each role that allowed him to focus on enabling teams and companies to succeed through standardization, simplification, and automation. Don believes companies and teams succeed through transparency and experimentation without the fear of failure. In his current role, Don operates with one simple principle: to automate himself out of a job.Currently, Don is the Lead DevOps Engineer for Citizens Bank under the umbrella of the company’s innovation initiative. He primarily focuses on automating the integration and delivery of software and services, and he supports innovation using technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. Don is also a Docker community leader and co-organizes Nashville’s Docker and Golang meetups.
Elton StonemanDeveloper Advocate@eltonstoneman
I’m a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft MVP and Developer Advocate at Docker. I’ve been architecting and delivering successful solutions with Microsoft technologies since 2000, most recently Big Data and API implementations in Azure, and distributed applications with Docker.
Currently I’m interested the evolution of the Microsoft stack, exploring the great opportunities to modernize existing .NET Framework apps with Docker, and run them alongside new .NET Core apps in Windows and Linux containers.
I’m a regular presenter and workshop host at conferences. I’ve been fortunate to speak at NDC, DockerCon, SDD, DevSum, Container Camp and Future Decoded. You’ll often see me at user groups too – Docker London, London DevOps and WinOps are my locals.
Gareth RushgroveProduct Manager@garethr
Gareth Rushgrove is a product manager at Docker. He works remotely
from Cambridge, UK, helping to build interesting tools for people to
better manage infrastructure and applications. Previously he worked
for the UK Government Digital Service focused on infrastructure,
operations and information security. When not working he can be found
curating the Devops Weekly newsletter or hacking on software in
new-fangled programming languages.
Justin CormackSr. Software Engineer@justincormack
Justin Cormack is an engineer in the security team at Docker. This means he is fortunate enough to get to work across the whole product, from the open source projects to desktop and enterprise.
Kevin CrawleyDeveloper Evangelist@notsureifkevin
Kevin is a Developer Evangelist at Instana, an APM and container monitoring service provider and speaks internationally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, monitoring, observability, tracing, logging, deployment automation, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and the experiences gained during his career as an application developer, team leader, and site reliability engineer. He has successful implemented Docker in production utilizing ECS, Docker Swarm/EE, and Kubernetes at multiple organizations over the past 4 years. When he’s not on an airplane Kevin enjoys cycling, camping, hockey and sightseeing.
Laura Frank TachoDirector of Engineering@rhein_wein
As the Director of Engineering at CloudBees and a Docker Captain, Laura has a deep knowledge of developer tools. She has worked on CodeShip, a SaaS CI/CD platform designed to streamline testing and deployment of code, since 2015. Before CodeShip, she co-maintained several open source projects to support Docker in the early stages of the project, including Panamax and ImageLayers, and came to work on developer tools and open source by way of OpenStack and HP’s public cloud offering. She is a member of the Moby Project’s Technical Steering Committee and frequent international speaker. She currently lives in Vienna.
Lee NambaEMEA Practice Manager@leenamba
Lee is the EMEA Practice Manager at Docker where he works with strategic Docker enterprise customers, providing technical leadership, deep technology expertise, and architecture experience. He previously worked at Atos as a senior enterprise architecture. In a previous life, he started and sold a software company in San Francisco. He is based out of Paris, France.
Liz RiceTechnology Evangelist@lizrice
Liz Rice is the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security, where she also works on container-related open source projects including kube-bench and kube-hunter. She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.
Manik TanejaSr. Product Manager@manikt
Manik Taneja, is a Sr. Product Manager in the product development team at Docker Inc. He leads the strategic direction, road map, and life cycle of the Docker Engine, from upstream containerd to downstream Docker Engine – Enterprise/Community product. He has 10+ years of experience in the Cloud, Data Center Infrastructure and IoT space. He has previously held roles across Software Engineering, Technical Marketing and Product Management, and resides in San Francisco Bay Area with his loving wife.
Mark ChurchProduct Manager@churchofmark
Mark Church is a Product Manager at Docker focused on Platform Ops, Networking, and Storage. In Mark’s not-so-distant previous life he worked in the field helping companies design, implement, and service their container infrastructure. Widespread Docker evangelism and also thorough day-2 operationalization of container technology are the principles Mark used to make Docker projects successful in large organizations. Prior to Docker, Mark held a variety of engineering roles at Cisco Systems where he helped design web-scale data center networks for companies such as LinkedIn, Airbnb, and Salesforce.
Michael IrwinApplication Architect@mikesir87
Oliver PomeroySolution Engineer
Oliver is a Solution Engineer at Docker, based out of the London office he supports the adoption of Docker Enterprise Edition within our largest UK customers. He comes from an infrastructure background having worked as a Solution Engineer and Technical Presales at Hewlett Packard helping customers adopt the latest datacentre technologies.
Patrick ChanezonPrincipal Cloud Advocate, Microsoft@chanezon
Patrick Chanezon is Principal Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, helping Azure be the cloud you love.
Previously, at Docker Inc., he helped to build Docker, the world’s leading software container platform, for developers and sysadmins.
Software developer and storyteller, he spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape & Sun, then 10 years evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware & Microsoft. His main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for these wondrous two-sided markets called Platforms.
He has worked on platforms for Cloud, Distributed Systems, Web, Social, Commerce, Ads, and Portals.
Scott CoultonPrincipal Software Engineer@scottcoulton
Scott Coulton is a Developer Advocate and Docker captain with 10 years of experience as a software engineer in the managed services and hosting space. He has extensive experience in architecture and rolling out systems and network solutions for national and multinational companies with a wide variety of technologies, including Azure, Kubernetes, Puppet, Docker, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, and Linux. His design strengths are in cloud computing, automation, and security space. Scott Coulton is a Developer Advocate and Docker captain with 10 years of experience as a software engineer in the managed services and hosting space. He has extensive experience in architecture and rolling out systems and network solutions for national and multinational companies with a wide variety of technologies, including Azure, Kubernetes, Puppet, Docker, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, and Linux. His design strengths are in cloud computing, automation, and security space.
Sebastiaan van StijnSr. Software Engineer@thaJeztah
Sebastiaan van Stijn has been using Docker since version 0.5, and actively contributed to Docker open-source since 2014. He currently is a maintainer and curator for the Docker Engine, the Docker CLI, and a member of the Moby Technical Steering Committee (TSC). In a former life, he was working as a PHP back-end developer. Sebastiaan likes to compete with Gordon the Turtle for being the most noisy community member on GitHub, and visiting concerts in his free time.
Steven FollisSolutions Engineer@steven_follis
Steven Follis is a Solutions Engineer at Docker Inc. leveraging container technology to foster greater agility, efficiency, and security for enterprise organizations. Leveraging years of experience in the Microsoft ecosystem, he bridges the gap between traditional Windows shops and the emerging shift to container platforms.
Sujay PillaiSr. DevOps Engineer@sujaypillai
Sujay is an ECM expert and now currently holds the Sr. DevOps Engineer position at Jabil. He plays a pioneer role in adoption of container technology / training at his work and is a community leader for Docker Penang meetup edition.
Tim TylerPrincipal Engineer@timotyler
Tim started life as a Mechanical Engineer and spent over 20 years in the Semiconductor industry focusing on high performance computing, design automation, and Open Source compliance and evangelization. Tim particularly enjoys championing and promoting a DevOps culture and Social Coding, as well as building collaboration between development, engineering, and operations teams. Tim recently migrated to the Insurance industry and is a leader and senior contributor on MetLife’s innovation team – The ModSquad. In this role Tim is helping to drive transformative DevOps and Agile change as well as explore exciting new technologies.