Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson

Focused on Open Source Software, Azure Resource Manager and DevOps on Azure, I'm responsible for helping customers succeed with DevOps on the Azure cloud, using the tools and practices they know and love. I work with communities and partners to better integrate solutions on Azure that involve third-party DevOps tools such as (but not limited to) Ansible, Chef, Docker, Eclipse, Gitlab, Jenkins, Packer, Spinnaker, and Terraform.

OSCON 2017. Photo credit: O'Reilly Media

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open…


HashiCorp co-founder on simplifying infrastructure management

HashiCorp was founded by Mitchell Hashimoto and Armon Dadgar in 2012 with the goal of revolutionizing datacenter management – application development, delivery, and maintenance. Since then, the…


Making a winning bet on open source project selection

Selecting an open source project isn't just about the project's ability to meet your technical and functional requirements, there's also very important non-functional aspects that you should…