Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Velocity debate club

Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft), Gareth Rushgrove (Puppet Labs)
17:05–17:45 Friday, 30/10/2015
Location: G106/107
Tags: Debate
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 24 ratings)

In an Oxford style debate, our two participants will take both sides of the topic: “Containers and microservices: Are they good for your business?” They’ll aim to inform and entertain along the way.

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Bridget Kromhout


Bridget Kromhout is a principal cloud developer advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if the cloud can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, Bridget traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the DevOps community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.

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Gareth Rushgrove

Puppet Labs

Gareth Rushgrove is a senior software engineer at Puppet Labs, where he builds interesting tools for people to better manage infrastructure. Previously, he worked for the UK Government Digital Service, focusing on infrastructure, operations, and information security. When not working, he can be found writing the DevOps Weekly newsletter or hacking on software in newfangled programming languages.