Chris Short Professional Summary Results-producing, passionate DevOps professional turned Technical Marketer and community advocate. Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador, Kubernetes SIG-ContribEx member, public speaker, personal and professional blogger/writer, founder of DevOps’ish, and believer in open source principles bettering interactions and promoting conversations. Technology exists to improve human existence. Professional Experience Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat — Detroit, MI — Aug 2019 to Present Primary community interface as a CNCF Ambassador who is also focused on Operators and their usage for operations teams; led Ansible Operator workshops at AnsibleFest and Red Hat Summit Acted as a liaison between an Infosec team and a product team after a critical vulnerability was discovered; facilitated responsible disclosure of the vulnerability Built workshops, Katacoda, and other instructional materials to enabling field to be informed about Red Hat’s cloud native offerings plus, competitive intelligence to position products in the market Worked with Red Hat D+I, Events teams to make inclusive, constructive learning spaces at events Evangelized Red Hat and many other open source offerings through official CNCF communications Gave five talks in three days for IBM FastStart 2020; taught sellers and partners on the advantages of OpenShift for AI/ML workloads, monitoring capabilities of Prometheus, and technical roadmaps Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat — Detroit, MI — Jun 2018 to Aug 2019 Evangelized Kubernetes Operators with Ansible in Business Unit by engaging leadership to prove importance; scheduled developers on podcast, worked w/ team to build landing page, and presented talks at Red Hat Summit 2019 Ansible blog curator, editor, and sometimes writer, room facilitator, survey staff management, and official after party event security for AnsibleFest 2018 in Austin, TX Speaker and content creator for multiple public and private Red Hat events over the globe; enabled field to sell and market Ansible to customers intelligently Instrumental in bringing community projects into the Red Hat Ansible Automation suite of tools; helped establish standards for testing and acceptance as well as scoring of Ansible content Selected by leadership, peers as Red Hat Product Marketing Awards — Best New Red Hatter 2019 Cloud Native Ambassador, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) — Detroit, MI — Jan 2018 to Present Evangelizes Kubernetes ecosystem through independent newsletter DevOps’ish; concentration on open source, cloud native, and DevOps; 3300+ subscribers, 48%+ open rate, 22%+ click rate since Dec 2016 KubeWeekly curator, Kubernetes YouTube channel admin, Contributor Summit workshop facilitator, Community Meeting and webinar moderator, and SIG-ContribEx member Advocating for Kubernetes Operators with Ansible both within Red Hat as well as evangelizing their use externally through targeted conversations and wider content strategy Built rak8s: A usable, open source project to demonstrate Ansible being used to stand up a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes cluster With the help of other Kubernetes community members, created the first ever #KubeKhan at KubeCon Seattle 2018; brought together community members in a come as you are environment Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies — Detroit, MI — Jan 2018 to Jun 2018 Built Ansible-based infrastructure testing tool to identify quality concerns between functional areas delivering virtual machines; suggested remedies to reduce handoffs and increase automation Set up Ansible automation to deploy Confluent Kafka; built OpenShift deployment for high-availability Kafka UI Represented SJ Technologies as a public speaker at events across North America; spread our DevOps practice message in talks based on research, experiences, and observations Worked with BizDev, Sales, and Marketing teams to build new customer relationships, marketing materials to attract customers, and leveraged social media to build branding Manager of DevOps, Bankrate. [Read More]