John has been in the IT industry for more than 30 years. Starting a consulting business at 20 years old, which helped him finish his CS degree from CSUN in 1990. He has worked with Manufacturing, Legal, Media and Retail companies throughout his career. He managed 25K email users for Universal and developed the system to migrate them to GE’s managed e-mail system. John was subsequently recruited into the NBC Universal Automation team, where he built a enterprise-class provisioning system for worldwide deployments. He develops in Python for personal and business-related projects. Since 2012, he has worked with a variety of PAAS (Platform-as-a-service) vendors, and recently focused his efforts on Docker, Kubernetes and Openshift3 from Red Hat. He understands the developer workflow, automation of infrastructure, and what it takes to make those two areas work together with less friction.