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Trevor Roberts, Jr. is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager for VMware. Trevor
has the CCIE Data Center certification, and he is a VMware Certified Advanced Professional
in the Data Center Design and Administration concentrations. In his spare time,
Trevor shares his insights on data center technologies at http://www.VMTrooper.
com, via the vBrownBag Professional OpenStack and Professional VMware podcasts,
and on Twitter (@VMTrooper). His contributions to the IT community have garnered
recognition by his designation as a VMware vExpert, Cisco Data Center Champion, and
Josh Atwell is a Cloud Architect for SolidFire, focusing on VMware and automation
solutions. Over the past 10+ years, he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code
to do his work for him through various automation tools. Josh is a father of two boys with
wife Stephanie, and a daughter is on the way in early 2015. Based in the Raleigh, North
Carolina, area, he enjoys time with his family, golf, audiobooks, and trying new bourbons.
Josh has been highly active in the virtualization community, where he’s been a leader of
technology-based user groups such as CIPTUG, VMUG, and UCS Users Group. Josh
has worked with others on preparing for their professional development pursuits through
the vBrownBag podcast and the Virtual Design Master competition. Josh is also a regular
public speaker and contributing author to the Mastering vSphere series. Never known for
lacking an opinion, he blogs at vtesseract.com and talks shop on Twitter as @Josh_Atwell.
Egle Sigler (@eglute, anystacker.com) is currently a Principal Architect at Rackspace. She
started her career as a software developer, and still has a soft spot for all the people that
write, test, and deploy code, because she had a chance to do all of those tasks. Egle dreams
about a day when writing, testing, and deploying code will be a seamless and easy process,
bug and frustration free for all. Egle believes that knowledge should be shared, and tries to
do so by writing this book, giving talks and workshops at conferences, and blogging.
Yvo van Doorn has more than a decade of system administration experience. The first
part of his career, he manually built out and configured bare-metal servers. At Classmates,
Yvo became a champion of configuration management and virtualization. Before joining
Chef, he learned firsthand the power of VMware’s products when he moved a small Seattle
technology company’s complete production stack over to its virtualization platform. He’s
a strong believer in the culture change that comes with DevOps. When he isn’t busy
spreading the gospel of Chef, he’s probably enjoying a hoppy IPA, exploring the great
outdoors, or celebrating his Dutch heritage while eating a wheel of gouda and watching
Oranje lose the World Cup. Yvo lives with his wife and black lab in Seattle, Washington.