Johan is a Continuous Delivery and DevOps consultant and coach at Praqma. He did not write the book on DevOps, but he did write the song for DevOpsDays Copenhagen. He helps companies both with process and culture, but he does enjoy it when he can dive into the deep tech stuff. He is particularly fond of Git, Jenkins, Artifactory and Gradle as a tool stack. He maintains Opinionated Git, Exploring Agile Newsletter and the best darn Git exercises around. His favorite things to do are programming, music, gaming and being with his family.
Emily Bache is a consultant with nearly 20 years of experience working as a software developer and test automation architect in organizations as diverse as multinational corporations to small startups. Over the years she has learnt that to be truly agile, teams need to learn to use agile engineering practices, and this is her focus. Emily is the author of “The Coding Dojo Handbook: a practical guide to creating a space where good programmers can become great programmers” and loves to coach and teach about Test Driven Development, designing Test Cases, Refactoring, and more. Emily speaks regularly at international events such as Agile Testing Days, XP2013, ACCU, Europython and EuroSTAR.
Emily Bache is an experienced software developer with a focus on the engineering practices which make agile methods work. Currently a consultant with Praqma, she helps teams to adopt Continuous Delivery practices and improve their automated testing. Emily is the author of ”The Coding Dojo Handbook: a practical guide to creating a space where good programmers can become great programmers” and loves to coach and teach developers.
James Grenning trains, coaches and consults worldwide. His mission is to bring modern technical and management practices to embedded development teams. He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C.
He is a co-author of CppUTest, a popular unit test harness for embedded C and C++. James also invented Planning Poker, an estimation technique used around the world, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Kelsey Hightower is an open source advocate who is helping build and advocate for a modern way to run Linux servers at CoreOS. As an engineer Kelsey enjoys building simple tools that make people smile and is a regular contributor to Google’s Kubernetes project. When he is not slinging Go code you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming over system administration to CoreOS.
Dr Nicole Forsgren is best known as the lead investigator on the State of DevOps Reports. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in DevOps, knowledge management, and IT adoption and impacts. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. She has been awarded public and private research grants, and her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed articles. She holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. Nicole is the CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA).