Contributors


Description Liran is Co-Founder and CTO of Rookout. He’s an award-winning cyber security practitioner and writer. As an advocate of modern software methodologies like agile, lean and DevOps, Liran’s passion is to understand how software actually works.
Description Omer Hamerman is a Principal DevOps Engineer at Zesty.co. After earning his BS in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University and a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Shenkar College, Omer began his career in DevOps and never looked back. Omer loves learning about new technologies and better approaches to merging Dev and Ops. He currently lives in London with his wife and daughter and enjoys climbing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. In his spare time, he writes about his experiences with various technologies on Medium and https://omerxx.com/. Follow him at @0merxx to learn more.
   
Description Gerald Haydtner works for Dynatrace, the leader in digital performance management that enables companies to manage thousands of servers with very small IT monitoring teams. Gerald is a trained software developer with a passion for performance optimization.
 
Description Tal Helfgott is a DevOps engineer at AllCloud. He's an AWS Certified Developer, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator and Certified Kubernetes Administrator.
Description Boyd Hemphill is a DevOps raconteur and thought leader in the silicon hills of Austin Texas. Boyd founded Austin DevOps when he learned this thing he was doing had a name. Boyd organizes the Docker Austin meet up and the first ever Container Days is Austin Texas. In his professional life, Boyd has been a developer (PL/SQL and PHP), DBA (Oracle and MySQL), and system administrator. He sees Docker as containers for mere mortals in the same way Slicehost was virtualization for mere mortals in 2009. Currently Boyd is the Director of Evangelism for StackEngine where he educates and espouses DevOps practices as they relate to Linux Containers.
Description Mark Herring is CMO at InfluxData. He is a well-rounded silicon-valley executive with proven experience in taking complex technology and making it understandable to the broader audience. His deep developer roots are never far from his mind as he looks at trends and asks the tough questions on whether the technology is here to stay or just another fad. Currently Mark is Chief Marketing Officer at InfluxData.
Description As the Cloud Native Technical Evangelist at Turbonomic, Asena Hertz brings more than a decade of experience in disruptive technologies spanning workload automation, energy and resource analytics, developer tools, and more. Asena is passionate about the long-term impact and role that cloud native architectures and distributed systems will have on the future of IT and the way businesses bring new ideas to market.
Description Matt Hines has over 18 years as an IT marketing/communications professional at companies ranging from ground-floor startups to established industry leaders with emphasis on advancing broader understanding of key technology industry trends, market drivers, customer requirements and innovative products to highlight value, increase awareness and drive revenue growth. Additionally Matt has a decade-plus writing in IT journalism covering leading trends for a wide array of industry-leading business technology publications including eWeek, InfoWorld, CNet and TechTarget. You can reach him on LinkedIn
Description Tim Hinrichs is co-founder and CTO of Styra. After receiving his PhD in Computer Science at Stanford and doing postdoctoral work in computer security at the University of Chicago, he worked with Nicira and VMWare.
Description Ben Hirschberg is CTO of ARMO, creators of Kubescape, the open source Kubernetes security platform.
  
Description Rob Hirschfeld has been working in Cloud automation since 1999 where he co-founded one of the first IaaS companies. He is CEO of RackN: a company dedicated to commercial support OpenCrowbar, the bare metal DevOps platform. He is also a long serving OpenStack board member who is passionate about Agile/Lean process and scale data center automation.
 
Description Ian is Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider Business at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technologies. Ian brings more than 30 years of engineering, business, and telecommunications industry leadership to Red Hat. Acting as a catalyst and trusted advisor, Ian brings together a wealth of industry and open source community insight to help customers flourish in the digital economy.
Hart Hoover
  
Description Hart Hoover started his career at Rackspace in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, providing technical support for managed server environments. He moved to the cloud in 2009 to help design and implement the Managed Cloud support model, leading Rackspace to be the #1 Managed Cloud company. Hart then created and delivered cloud application and architecture training for all of Rackspace Sales, and started the Rackspace Developer Blog. He now serves customers as a Product Engineer with the Digital team at Rackspace while leading the San Antonio DevOps meetup.
  
Description Marc Hornbeek, a.k.a., DevOps-the-Gray esq. is a globally recognized expert for DevOps, DevSecOps, Continuous Testing and SRE. He is CEO and Principal Consultant at Engineering DevOps Consulting , author of the book "Engineering DevOps", and Ambassador and Author for The DevOps Institute . Marc applies his unique, comprehensive Engineering Blueprints, Seven-Step DevOps Transformation Blueprint and 9 DevOps Pillars discovery and assessment tools, together with targeted workshops skills to create actionable and comprehensive DevOps transformation roadmaps and strategic plans. Marc is an IEEE Outstanding Engineer, and 45-year IEEE Life member. He is a DevOps leadership advisor/mentor. He is the original author of the Continuous Delivery Ecosystem (CDEF) and Continuous Testing Foundations (CTF) certification courses that are offered by the DevOps Institute. He is a Blogger on DevOps.com and cloudnativenow.com. He is a freelance writer of DevOps content including webinars, and white papers. He is a freelance trainer for DevOps, DevSecOps and SRE courses offered by partners of the DevOps Institute.
Description Horovits lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a software developer, a solutions architect and a product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud and cloud-native solutions, DevOps practices and more. Horovits is an international speaker and thought leader, as well as an Ambassador of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Horovits is an avid advocate of open source and communities, an organizer of the CNCF Tel-Aviv meetup group and of Kubernetes Community Days and DevOpsDays local events, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, and a blogger, among others. Currently working as the principal developer advocate at Logz.io, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Prometheus, OpenSearch, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.
Description Ernie Hu is COO of CAST, which pioneered and now leads the emerging market category of software intelligence. He is a renowned tech executive in field execution, business development, strategic planning and M&A, including assignments in the US, AP, China, Hong Kong. He was recognized by China Global Entrepreneur as one of 40 under 40 Tech Business Elites and is a published author, including a bestseller on Big Data.
Description Ed Huang is the co-founder and CTO of PingCAP, a distributed system expert, a senior software engineer, and an architect who has worked at Microsoft Research Asia, NetEase Youdao and WandouLabs. He is an active open source enthusiast and open source software author, whose representative work includes Codis, a distributed Redis caching solution, and TiDB, a distributed relational database. At present, the TiDB project has accumulated more than 29000+ stars on GitHub, making it one of the world's top open source projects in this field. He is one of the "Top 10 Outstanding Contributors to Open Source in China in 2020", one of the "33 Pioneers of Open Source in China in 2020" and one of the "OSCAR Open Source Vanguards". His first-author paper, TiDB: A Raft-based HTAP Database, is the first paper in the industry on the Raft-based implementation of a real-time HTAP distributed database.
Description Fei Huang is the Chief Strategy Officer at NeuVector, a cloud-native Kubernetes security platform provider. Fei has 20+ years of experience in enterprise security, virtualization, cloud and embedded software. He was part of the founding team of CloudVolumes (acquired by VMware) and cofounder of Provilla, a DLP security company acquired by TrendMicro. Fei also holds several patents in security, virtualization and software architecture.
 
Description Dan Hubbard is Chief Product Officer at Lacework responsible for driving the company’s product and security strategy for public and private clouds and security research. A pioneering force in Internet security, Dan’s expertise spans from reputation and advanced classification systems to large-scale security data mining, and cloud security. Prior to Lacework, Dan was CTO at OpenDNS, helped deliver the world’s largest cloud security network that led to the $600M acquisition by Cisco. Prior to OpenDNS, Dan was CTO at Websense, led R&D, launched the Websense Security Labs, and was instrumental in the company’s success from early days through successful IPO. Dan owns several patents in the areas of data classification and cloud security and is a frequent speaker at security conferences globally.
Description Mandy Hubbard is passionate about software quality, good processes, and great documentation. She is currently a Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer at ngrok where she combines her technical experience and creative skills to help bring new features to customers.
Peter Hunt
Description Peter Hunt is a Senior Software Engineer working at Red Hat. Passionate about free software, Peter focuses on maintaining CRI-O, attending SIG node, and ~writing~ squashing bugs. Outside of the virtual world, Peter likes collecting floral-printed pants, gardening, and dancing.
Description Kyle Hunter is Head of Product Marketing at Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes Operations. Kyle is a creative product leader with a demonstrated record in messaging and positioning, competitive differentiation, go-to-market strategy, and thought leadership. He has innovative experience leveraging exceptional business acumen and technical expertise to conceptualize and execute strategies driving company and market growth.