DevOps is changing the way companies build software. Learn more from five experts at the GeekWire Cloud Sum


As software-as-a-service became the dominant vector for enterprise computing during the last several years, the development velocity required from top-tier software teams skyrocketed. DevOps has been one of the key strategies for managing that increased velocity, and it has never been more important to a new generation of companies modernizing their infrastructure for the cloud era.

That’s just one reason why we’re excited to present five experts in DevOps at the 2019 GeekWire Cloud Summit, scheduled for June 5th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Our biggest technical conference will feature a mix of speakers such as Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, Amazon Web Services’ cloud storage leader Mai-Lan Thomsen Bukovec, and Slack co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson, as well as four tracks focusing on key areas of the modern cloud, including Cloud Migration, Artificial Intelligence, and the Business of the Cloud.

  • Tara Hernandez, engineering manager for Google Cloud, was an early proponent of continuous integration, a key DevOps strategy that requires developers to submit their Ncode to a central repository several times a day.
  • Nell Shamrell-Harrington of Chef, a Cloud Summit veteran, just oversaw a seismic shift in Chef’s product-development strategy in making all of its code open source.
  • Illya Chekrygin, founding member and lead engineer at Seattle startup Upbound, led a project at HBO that moved its streaming service onto Amazon Web Services and Kubernetes.
  • Lee Atchison of New Relic has been overseeing the infrastructure monitoring company’s cloud strategy for the last seven years.
  • Idit Levine, co-founder and CEO of, is working on new technologies that will help companies take advantage of new tools like Kubernetes and serverless computing.

Tickets are on sale for the GeekWire Cloud Summit here. It is our most technical conference of the year, drawing more than 600 technology leaders to discuss what’s next in cloud computing and learn insights from those who’ve been in the trenches.

There aren’t many cloud computing conferences that are produced outside of the cloud vendors themselves, and the GeekWire Cloud Summit is a great value for engineers, developers, CIOs, CTOs and other business and tech leaders to dive deeper into the most important technologies behind the cloud.


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