Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers.
Although his primary focus is on outcomes, implementation often includes technical competency. Wes frequently speaks about impactful aspects of software developm... moreent including effective automated testing, database delivery automation, distributed version control, refactoring, aesthetics of code, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. He speaks professionally to help organizations improve and volunteers at user groups, code camps, and community organizations.
He’s a Pluralsight author. He writes extensively about both technical and non-technical aspects of software development. His written work includes articles featured on VeraSage, MSDN Magazine, InfoQ, and JetBrain’s TeamCity Blog. He’s been interviewed on The Businessology Show and Art of Value about how important value is in software development. And, he occasionally gets highly technical in a shared screencast or webinar.
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.
George Smith has spent more than 25 years in the IT industry. During this time he has held a variety of positions, starting with web UI development and business analysis, progressing with system administration and infrastructure, then switching to core systems programming, technical consulting, and finally becoming an E-Commerce Architect and Subject Matter Expert. He is well versed in modern trends like Containerization, Infrastructure as Code, Serverless computing models, and more. George demo... morenstrates a passion for cutting-edge system design leveraging the latest in tech to help enterprises achieve their desired business results. He has recently published "IT Career Paths: Take the Helicopter" on Amazon KDP. George holds a Master in IT degree from Bentley University (Boston, MA) and Master in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.
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.
Chris Blackden has started tinkering with computers and electronics at the age of thirteen, and hasn't stopped since. He's worked in several different IT Ops and Development disciplines, and currently specializes in DevOps, automation, online privacy, and cloud technologies.
Andrew is an independent consultant with cross-functional expertise in the design, development, and deployment of enterprise level software systems. Working with various clients, Andrew has been exposed to many different technology stacks, most recently specializing in Java microservices and continuous delivery. Andrew is actively involved in the wider community, presenting at international conferences, delivering training courses, contributing to open source, and writing for InfoQ.