Cloud Foundry Staff

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is led by a team of accomplished professionals who are united in their effort to drive global awareness and adoption of Cloud Foundry. Learn more about the Foundation.

Chip Childers,

Executive Director

Chip has spent 20 years in large-scale computing and open source software. In 2020, he took over as Executive Director at Cloud Foundry Foundation, which he co-founded in 2015. He was the first VP of Apache Cloudstack, a platform he helped drive while ... leading Enterprise Cloud Services at SunGard and then as VP Product Strategy at Cumulogic. Prior to SunGard, he led the rebuild of mission-critical applications for organizations including IRS.gov, USMint.gov, Merrill Lynch and SEI Investments. Chip is an experienced speaker at events like OSCON, LinuxCon North America, LC Japan, LC EU, ApacheCon, O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, and many more. In his free time, Chip loves trail hiking with his black lab, sailing catamarans and sunfish, and trying to keep up with his young daughter.

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Brie Rogers,

Digital Marketing Manager

Brie oversees digital marketing including social media, email marketing, webinar development, website optimization and more at the Foundation. She brings nearly eight years of experience managing integrated communications via digital channels for technology start-ups and enterprises. In her free time, Brie enjoys taking road ... trips with her husband and pup, exploring the mountains, and cooking up a Sunday meal.

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Chris Clark,

Technical Operations Manager

Chris Clark is a software engineer and project manager, with a focus on Javascript and Node.js development. He lives in Oakland with his wife, their baby, two cats, and about five thousand bees. He enjoys music, games of skill and road trips, among other ... things.

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Paige O'Connor,

Executive Administrator

Paige is the organizational backbone of the Foundation. She brings more than six years of experience in office management, sales and customer service with expertise in scheduling and correspondence. Her focus is supporting the executive team, planning logistics for the Board of Directors and ... legal teams as well as working on special projects. A transplant from the Midwest, Paige uses her free time to explore the outdoors including camping and hiking, wine tasting and indulging in new restaurants.

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Shedrack Akintayo,

Developer Advocate

Shedrack Akintayo is a Developer Advocate and Software Developer from Lagos, Nigeria, who has a love for community building, open source, creating content, and software for the next billion users. As a technical writer and speaker, he shares his knowledge about JavaScript, React, and ... building APIs. Shedrack is passionate about learning, growing and helping local developer communities to plan and organize events. In his free time he loves music, Bollywood movies and playing football.

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Ram Iyengar,

Developer Advocate

Ram Iyengar is an engineer by practice and an educator at heart. He was (cf) pushed into technology evangelism along his journey as a developer and hasn’t looked back since! He enjoys helping engineering teams around the world discover new and creative ways to ... work. He is a proponent of product development and engineering teams that put the community first. In his spare time, Ram produces illustrated books for children. He lives in Chennai, India, with his wife, two kids and parents. In his free time, he enjoys taking long walks, exploring cuisines from different parts of the world and helping to train developers from six continents.

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Deb Giles,

Event Manager

Deb has over ten years of event management experience and has been with the Foundation for more than four years, overseeing all events including Cloud Foundry Summit, Cloud Foundry Days, and Cloud Foundry’s presence at tradeshows around the world. Living in Nashville, Deb spends ... her free time sitting on patios, trying new restaurants, and exploring the area.

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Naomi Washington,

Meeting and Event Coordinator

Naomi is a meeting and event coordinator and has over 7 years experience in administrative and event management ranging across a variety of fields including hospitality, non-profit, oil and gas, research and technology. A recent transplant to New Orleans, she enjoys taking time to ... explore the city and participating in the many cultural activities.

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Shannon Jessee,

Senior Event Programming Coordinator

Shannon is an Event Programming Coordinator with over 7 years of coordination experience in various sectors. She brings experience from the fields of education, science and non-profits to help manage content and speakers for the Cloud Foundry Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys ... scuba diving, beachcombing and spending time with her husband and pugs.

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Natalie Fine,

Meeting & Events Coordinator

Natalie is a Meeting & Events Coordinator with over 5 years of experience from her Event Management degree and professional work in the non-profit, hospitality and technology sectors. In her free time she enjoys exploring the food scene in Chicago, watching movies and playing ... with her dog.

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