Steven Carter has more than 25 years of industry experience working in large universities, government research and development laboratories, and private sector companies. He has been a speaker at several industry conferences and written blogs and articles in technical journals. He has spent time as a system administrator running some of the world’s largest supercomputers and a network engineer building out the world’s first SDN network for the Department of Energy. In addition, Steven has a wide range of experience in networking, including operations, embedded software development, and sales. He has spent the past 5 years working for Red Hat Ansible and Cisco Systems consulting and coding for many of the world’s largest organizations as they modernize and secure their operations by incorporating DevOps. He currently works as a principal DevOps engineer for Cisco Systems creating CI/CD pipelines for deploying cloud applications and network infrastructure in secure and classified environments. He holds a BS in computer engineering, an MS in computer science, an MBA, and a CCIE in routing and switching.