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Corey Quinn

Cloud Economist Dot Divider

Corey is the Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey’s unique brand of snark combines with a deep understanding of AWS’s offerings, unlocking a level of insight that’s both penetrating and hilarious. He lives in San Francisco with his spouse and daughter.

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Mike Julian

CEO Dot Divider

Beside his duties as The Duckbill Group’s CEO, Mike hosts the Real World DevOps Podcast, is the author of O’Reilly’s Practical Monitoring, and editor/analyst at Monitoring Weekly. He was previously an SRE/DevOps Engineer/system administrator for companies such as Taos Consulting, Peak Hosting, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and many more. Mike is originally from Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!) and currently resides in Portland, OR.

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Caroline Carter

Sponsorship Sales Dot Divider

Caroline is a French and Spanish major turned tech aficionado. She did a coding bootcamp in Paris and then moved to San Francisco where she began doing Saas sales. She’s been with the Duckbill group since July, and conducts sponsorship sales.

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Jesse DeRose

Cloud Analyst Dot Divider

Jesse is a seasoned systems engineer with an eye for detail and a deep passion for operational success. He’s helped Engineering orgs large and small shape their AWS infrastructure and DevOps best practices. Jesse’s engaging communication style helps him turn overwhelming bills and spreadsheets into actionable, achievable goals. He currently overpays for an apartment in San Francisco, CA.

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Janice Plado Dalager

Editorial Assistant Dot Divider

Janice has been bringing her project management, training, and process development experience to work in the tech, e-learning, and insurance industries for the past 20 years. At The Duckbill Group, she manages content production and sponsor relations.

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Meagan Barnard

Executive Assistant Dot Divider

The woman behind the scenes keeping us organized and sane! She lives with her husband-to-be and two adorable dachshunds in San Francisco.

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Billie the Platypus

SVP of Corporate Communications Dot Divider

I’m Billie, The Duckbill Group’s SVP of Corporate Communications. I have a duckbill, I lay eggs, and get this–I’m venomous! As there have been no recorded human fatalities, I probably won’t kill you–but you’ll hurt like absolute hell for months. “Who the @&%!? gives someone like you an executive job?!” you might reasonably ask. Welcome to the Duckbill Group.