I am excited to officially join Section. Today marks my first full day as part of the Section team. My role will be to work across all areas of the business as Section continues to evolve the definition of edge compute.
Prior to joining Section as the VP of Technology, I was the full-time product owner for an International Software Conference called QCon. As part of that role, I chaired four early adopter/early majority stage software conferences held annually in London, San Francisco, and New York. Serving over 4k senior developers and architects annually, QCon (like Section) is focused on developer experience and built specifically with software engineers in mind.
Moving forward, I’ve stepped down from the product ownership of the conferences; however, I will continue to remain involved with QCon through chairing QCon San Francisco each November. In addition to the software conference that I’ll continue to chair, I’m also the host of a popular podcast called The InfoQ Podcast. The podcast has each over 1.2 million downloads in the two years since it’s inception.
Before Section I had several roles with large enterprises and small startups. The longest period of which I was an architect with HP Enterprises at Fort Knox, Kentucky. There I was a member of the US Army Human Resources Command/Recruiting Command architecture team, principal architect for US Army Cadet Command, and did solutioning for HPE US Public Sector. In addition for about 13 years, I was an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be joining a team that is facilitating the conversation with edge computing. I’m particularly excited to be able to contibute to what it means to run Kubernetes at the edge. I look forward to working with each of you!