Stephen Nelson-Smith is the principle consultant at Atalanta Systems, an Agile Infrastructure consultancy, based in the South of England. He's an experienced technical manager and solutions architect, passionate about Devops making a real difference in business to provide a competitive advantage.
Blog: http://agilesysadmin.net Twitter: @lordcope
Chris Read currently works at DRW as a DevOp where he helps developers and operations deliver more value faster. He used to work for ThoughtWorks as a Principal Technical Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist. This basically meant he helped developers understand the environments they are developing for, and helped our clients infrastructure people build better systems. His specialties are Unix (any flavor) and networking. He has done time as a Developer and as a Sys Admin, but now he is both…
Blog: http://blog.chris-read.net/ Twitter: @cread
Jez Humble is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, and author of Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He has worked as a developer, system administrator, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies.
His focus is on helping organizations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices in the field of Agile delivery.
Blog: http://continuousdelivery.com/ Twitter: @jezhumble
He has done a bit of everything, from coding horrible things in languages who shall not be named, to security and a little bit of operations management. That said, most of his career has been revolving around systems engineering with primary focus on monitoring systems, automation and configuration management. In the last few years he has then picked up on the agile movement and enjoyed applying those practices to operations. Visualization is also another interest of his that he has been trying to bring to ops (think dashboards and BI for system metrics).
Blog and Twitter: One day he will start twitting and writing on a blog again.
Blog: http://www.magpiebrain.com/ Twitter: @samnewman
David J. Anderson, leads a management consulting firm focused on improving performance of technology companies. He has been in software development for 26 years and has managed teams in agile software development projects at Sprint, Motorola, Microsoft and Corbis. David is credited with the first implementation of a kanban process for software development in 2005.
David was a founder of the agile movement through his involvement in the creation of feature Driven Development. He was also a founder of the APLN, a founding signatory of the Declaration of Interdependence, and a founding member of the Lean Software and Systems Consortium.
Blog: http://www.agilemanagement.net/ Twitter: @agilemanager