As founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Techstrong Group, the company behind DevOps.com, Container Journal, Security Boulevard and Digital Anarchist, as well as co-founder of the DevOps Institute, Alan Shimel is highly attuned to the world of technology, particularly cloud, DevOps, security and open source. With almost 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, Alan has been instrumental in the success of several organizations. Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security and technology community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. In addition to his writing, his DevOps Chat podcast, DevOps[a] TV and Digital Anarchist audio and videos are widely followed. Alan attributes his success to a combination of his legal background, long experience in the field and New York street-smarts. Mr. Shimel is a graduate of St. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts in government and politics and holds a JD degree from NY Law School.