Hi There!


My name is Natalie. I'm a Software Engineer.

I am currently working as a Staff Infrastructure Engineer.

If I have time, I also enjoy working on building and automating various tools that help our development team be more productive and happy.

What motivates me at my work is the fast pace, team orientation, and creative environment, where there are always new challenges.

I'm passionate about helping make infrastructure more accessible. I love solving hard problems and all things containers. I enjoy being able to help engineers learn new ways to solve problems they are facing.


I consider myself one of not many engineers out there who worked on the highest number of CI/CD systems (because I enjoy making things better in the Software Release Processes at any company I work for)


Occasionally I blog or speak at conferences. I'm a technical mentor. My mentoring expertise is in the below topics: - career development - self-improvement skills - interviewing skills - collaborating, communication, and soft skills - I have experience mentoring on various tech topics related to Python programing language or Infrastructure/DevOps.

In my spare time, I like to hike or camp with my aussiedoodle Chai, and stand-up paddle (SUP) across the Bay.

Thank you for stopping by :)


Talks and Conferences


2020
What Are The Similarities Between Infrastructure as Code and Baking? TECH(K)NOW Day
2019
Building Scalable Microservices with Go Gopherpalooza 2019
Building scalable API with microservices using Python Pytennessee 2019
2018
Getting started with Kubernetes Workshop Meetup
Deploying Python3 application to Kubernetes with Envoy PyBay
Build secure and reliable continuous delivery deployment for python microservices PyCon
IWD San Francisco Conference Member of Organizing Committee & Volunteer Coordinator

2017
Continuous Deployment with Python (automated software delivery) PyBay
Dockerized Web Applications and Cloud Hosting with Python ACT-W Portland

2016
Packaging and Distributing Python Projects PyLadies-SF

Articles

Setting up Jenkins to execute interactive tests using Python subprocess
Getting Serious about Testing. Part 1: Writing Integration Tests


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