I'll never forget the day I met Tracy, although I really think we were actually separated at birth. We were scheduled to be on a podcast together and after introducing ourselves to each other in the call lobby, we began a discussion that most likely would've gone on forever at the host, not interrupted us to get the show started.
It turns out we both have similar passions in the DevOps, DevSecOps, and SRE spaces, and not just philosophical ideas and hoopla high fives. We've actually done it. Practical implementation of ideas that have injected security into the software we all develop.
An architect, a programmer, a dreamer, and a visionary, she's also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry, and has often shared her experiences about being a woman in technology.
Two topics that are very close to my heart as well...
Earlier this year, Tracy and I were brought together by Mark Miller for "It's 5:05", a podcast produced by The Sourced Network that brings snack sized news about open source and security topics to the masses on a daily basis.
From the seeds of "It's 5:05" came the opportunity for me to create this podcast. And also for Tracy to create a podcast called "Real Technologists". And if you haven't heard it, you need to. It's a brilliantly done production about the people "behind the technology".
And speaking of real technologists, Tracy is one of them.
Welcome back, to daBOM.