Guests of Community Pulse

Chloe Condon

Chloe Condon

Former musical theatre actress and Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Developer Evangelist at Sentry. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress and worked in tech by day. To support her theatre career, she started to learn to code through online resources. Perhaps the only engineer you’ll meet who has been in Hairspray, Xanadu, and Jerry Springer: the Opera, she is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech. If you’re trying to place her face, yes – she’s the young woman giving the awkward thumbs up in the What It’s Like to be a Woman at a Tech Conference article (which she also wrote). A quick Google search of her will provide you with getting started with Docker videos, observability articles, theatre reviews, tech blogs, and videos of her singing.

Coraline Ada Ehmke

Coraline Ada Ehmke

Coraline Ada Ehmke is a an open source advocate and developer with over 20 years of experience. She was recognized for her work on diversity in open source with a Ruby Hero award in 2016. She’s the creator of the Contributor Covenant, the most popular open source code of conduct in the world. She works for GitHub as a senior engineer on a team devoted to creating community management and anti-harassment tools. In her free time Coraline pursues her interests in AI, refactoring, and music production.

David Blank-Edelman

David Blank-Edelman

David has over thirty years of experience in the SRE/DevOps/sysadmin field in large multiplatform environments and currently works for Microsoft as a Senior Cloud Ops Advocate. He is the author of the O’Reilly Otter book (Automating Systems Administration with Perl) and the editor/curator of “Seeking SRE: Conversations on Running Production Systems at Scale” (published by O’Reilly in August 2018). David is one of the co-founders of the now global set of SREcon conferences.

David Spinks

David Spinks

David Spinks is Founder and CEO of CMX, the hub for the community industry. Forever fascinated by how technology can bring people together, he’s been studying and building communities online and offline since he was 13 years old. Spinks also cofounded Feast (acquired) and BlogDash (still going), launched communities for companies like Zaarly, LeWeb, and Udemy, and has worked with hundreds of the world’s leading companies on community strategy.

Eamon Leonard

Eamon Leonard

Dubliner. Founder of CohortHQ. Fan of whiskey, conversation and good people.

Ed Finkler

Ed Finkler

Ed Finkler, also known as Funkatron, started making web sites before browsers had frames. He does front-end and server-side work in Python, PHP, and JavaScript. He is the CTO at Graph Story. He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. Along with Chris Hartjes, Ed is co-host of the Development Hell podcast. Ed is also the founder and chairman of Open Sourcing Mental Illness, a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those with mental illness in the tech industry. Ed writes at funkatron.com.

Emily Freeman

Emily Freeman

After many years of ghostwriting, Emily Freeman made the bold (insane?!) choice to switch careers into software engineering. Emily is the author of DevOps for Dummies (April 2019) and the curator of JavaScript January — a collection of JavaScript articles which attracts 30,000 visitors in the month of January. A former VP of Developer Relations, Emily is a CloudOps Advocate at Microsoft and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Greg Bulmash

Greg Bulmash

Greg Bulmash has been wading through the backwaters of the Internet since getting a shell account through Netcom in 1994. He has written on Internet Marketing and was technical editor of 1998’s Marketing Online for Dummies. A former Senior Editor at the Internet Movie Database, he has written developer documentation for Internet Explorer, and has done evangelism for Avalara’s Sales Tax SaaS product and Amazon’s consumer identity solution, Login with Amazon. He has spoken at OSCON, DevNexus, CodeMotion and a variety of other tech conferences. He currently works on developer-facing docs for Amazon Web Services.