Nigel is a popular figure in the tech industry, best-known for his videos and books on container technologies. He is currently a Docker Captain and spends most of his time working with Docker and Kubernetes. Prior to working with container technologies, Nigel has done everything from changing backup tapes and resetting passwords all the way up to designing and managing large-scale solutions in some of the most demanding corporate environments in the world. Nigel is also passionate about his fami... morely, football (soccer), and cars.
Dan is active on Twitter (@DanWahlin), blogs at https://blog.codewithdan.com, and adds a lot of code to his Github repos at https://github.com/danwahlin.
Nigel is an IT professional with over 25 years of experience, gained in technical and management roles. He started his career in IT Operations, before co-founding and leading a company focused on delivering systems management solutions to some of the UK's largest companies. Recently, he has returned to his technical roots, and swapped the world of proprietary software for the open source domain. Nigel has an avid interest in the contemporary domain of microservices and container technologies. In... more particular, he enjoys sharing his knowledge with others through different techniques of learning.
Elton is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, author, trainer and speaker. He spent most of his career as a consultant working in Microsoft technologies, architecting and delivering complex solutions for industry leaders. He has delivered APIs on Azure serving millions of clients daily, Big Data solutions processing billions of events weekly, and cutting-edge solutions powered by containers. Elton's experience with .NET goes from .NET 1.0 running on Windows Server, right up to .NET Core running on Linux. Wh... moreen Docker emerged as the best way to run applications, Elton made containers his focus, and now he works for Docker. He travels the world helping people understand what containers, Kubernetes and DevOps can do for them and their software delivery.
Erik Dahl has been developing software and architecture for 20+ years, mostly doing in-house development for his employers. His recent work has included a multi-tenant B2B implementation and self-registration B2C implementation for IdentityServer3, upgrading legacy ASP.NET websites from server-side technologies to a client/server mix and adopting TypeScript, building Web APIs as the back end for mobile and web applications, and laying the foundation for a Xamarin Forms mobile application using t... morehe Prism library.
Erik currently works at RealPage as a Principal Architect, building and architecting solutions for their Utility Management products.
Piotr is keen on automating boring activities. Coding since he was 10 years old. He loves creating simple solutions for everyday human problems. Willingly shares his knowledge by writing articles and conducting courses. Has worked in the IT industry for over 10 years, both on full-time positions and as a freelancer. Rarely without sunglasses, never without headphones.
Steven Haines has worked as a software architect for the last twenty years, most recently as a principal software architect at Turbonomic, focused on their cloud offering. He spent seven years in various architect roles at Disney, beginning as a technical architect on Disney's MyMagic+ program and finishing his tenure as a lead solution architect and principal application architect, overseeing large projects ranging from rolling out Disney Shanghai, replacing the online ticket sales website for ... morethe Hong Kong Disney Resort, and moving PhotoPass to a serverless architecture. He has a passion for application performance and scalability and has spent time working on Application Performance Management applications at Quest Software and AppDynamics. He's the author of Java 2 From Scratch (QUE, 1999), Java 2 Primer Plus (SAMS, 2002), and Pro Java EE Performance Management and Optimization (Apress, 2006). He was the Java Host on InformIT.com, where he contributed weekly articles about Java for nearly ten years, he's a regular contributor to JavaWorld, and he wrote over two dozen white papers on performance, scalability, and cloud-based architectures. He taught computer science and Java courses at Learning Tree University as well as the University of California, Irvine. In his spare time he focuses on building his technical and business acumen by reading books, taking online courses, and building new applications, and spends as much time as he can with his family: his wife Linda of almost 20 years, his son Michael (17), and his daughter Rebecca (9).
Chris B. Behrens is a writer, speaker and software developer, specializing in DevOps. He has been a developer and architect for more than twenty years focusing on small to medium size companies and the development changes they face. He focuses on his flavor of Fear Based Development, whereby a developer ranks their tasks in descending order of anxiety, and how to tackle them in that order. Chief among these anxiety-inducing processes is software deployment, a topic that Behrens focuses upon. He ... morelives in Kennedale, TX with his wife and children.
Sangeeta is a senior backend engineer with over 8 years of experience in developing highly scalable software, some of which are used by millions of users and many of the fortune 500 companies. She has worked with all sort of technology and softwares, ranging from systems programming for mission critical softwares at the RnD division of HPE, to predictive network analysis for a network at Packet Design, then leading development of critical components of Cloud backup softwares at Druva and now del... moreivering critical integration with telecom companies in order to effectively collect and map data that can be used for targeted advertisement. Nowaday, her curiosity lies in data engineering, learning to work with huge datasets and making sense of it to create fruitful results. She derives great pleasure in building software that is intuitive, easily scalable, and maintainable. Other than that, Sangeeta is an avid traveller and enjoys taking long road trips to the remotest of places.