October 12, 2021
Los Angeles, California + Virtual
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Tuesday, October 12 • 1:55pm - 2:25pm
Tales from the Branches: GitOps in the Real World - Moderated by Dan Garfield, Codefresh; Cornelia Davis, Amazon; Christopher Lane, Chick-fil-A; Mae Large, State Farm; Mike Bowen, Blackrock & David Lewis, Starbucks

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Join a panel of GitOps end users from major companies in different industries – Blackrock, Chick-fil-a, Lyft, Starbucks, State Farm – as they tell stories from their GitOps journey. Attendees will hear about problems they sought to solve, challenges faced along the way, and how GitOps strategies and tools were used to make it work.

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Dan Garfield

Chief Open Source Officer and Co-Founder, Codefresh
Dan Garfield is the Co-founder and Chief Open Source Officer of Codefresh, a CI/CD platform powered by GitOps and Argo. He helped launch the GitOps Working Group and helped lead the creation of the Open GitOps principles. As an Argo Maintainer, Kubernaut, Google Developer Expert... Read More →

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Mae Large

staff field engineer, vmware
I'm currently an Architecture Manager at State Farm. I've worked as a software developer throughout my career starting in the Philippines where I was born and raised. I had the opportunity to work in Finland and in India at a consulting capacity before joining State Farm in 2006 first... Read More →
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Cornelia Davis

Product Management, CNCF TOC, Amazon
Cornelia has been working in IT systems for several decades with the last 10 years focused on DevOps platforms. She was part of the team that brought Cloud Foundry to the industry - both the open source project and the Pivotal CF product. In the last 5+ years she has applied that... Read More →
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David Lewis

Lead Site Reliability Engineer, Starbucks
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Mike Bowen

Senior Principal Engineer, OSPO Lead, BlackRock
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Christopher Lane

Enterprise Architect, Chick-fil-A
Christopher Lane is a Principal Enterprise Architect with Chick-fil-A focused on Customer Technology Solutions (CTS). CTS' profile includes all customer-facing applications and services at Chick-fil-A, including our industry-leading Chick-fil-A One mobile application. Prior to joining... Read More →

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:55pm - 2:25pm PDT
Petree Hall C + Online Los Angeles Convention Center - 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015