Guests of ChatterOps

Ebru Cucen

Ebru Cucen

Ebru is passionate about automation and enjoys the luxury being part of a great community that shares their knowledge and experience. She is co-organiser of the London PowerShell User Group. Since the success of the Halfday PowerShell event in June she has been busy with coordinating a one-day conference event, PSDay London, if not planning a visit to Jupiter (or anywhere interesting) with her almost 5 years old son and husband.

Brandon Olin

Brandon Olin

Brandon is a Lead Systems Engineer at Columbia Sportswear focusing on automation, configuration management, virtualization, and monitoring. He spends much of his time exploring new technologies to drive the business forward and loves to apply ideas pioneered in the DevOps community to the traditional enterprise environment with the goal of solving real-world business problems. Brandon is active in the PowerShell community with a number of projects published to the PowerShell Gallery.

Dustin Collins

Dustin Collins

Understanding the needs of software users, empathizing with them and enhancing their user experience is Dustin’s focus.

Recently, Dustin has been focused on: automation, ‘the cloud’, APIs, CI/CD pipelines and open-source software. He loves being part of an organization that prioritizes a learning culture. The agile process is a good fit for him; he likes working iteratively and getting ideas out the door in weeks instead of months.

Through writing and participating in conferences, Dustin tries to share the truths we uncover in our work with the world.

Emily Gladstone Cole

Emily Gladstone Cole

Emily is currently a Senior Incident Response Engineer for Machine Zone, Inc. Emily has spent time performing critical organizational roles of security research, incident response, product security, system administrator, tech support, security expert, operations specialist, and project lead. Emily specializes in Unix security and is a co-author of a book on Solaris Security for the SANS Institute. She currently holds GSEC, GCED, GPPA, GCIH, and ITIL certifications, and is a Certified Scrum Master.

Samantha Ventura

Samantha Ventura

Originally from San Diego, CA, English Professor, in the field of higher education for 15 years. Specialized in the areas of adult learning and organizational leadership, with particular expertise in bridging the gaps between leader and follower. BA in English, MA in Teaching (MA.T), and PhD in Organizational Leadership. Co-Founder of the DevOps Library. Lover of travel, books, meaningful conversation, dachshunds, her two children, gratitude, and random acts of kindness.