Taz BrownSt. Louis, MO
Taz Brown, was a Red Hat Sr. Ansible Automation Consultant at Red Hat but has moved on and is currently in the position of Sr. Scrum Master at the largest public utility company in Missouri working with DevSecOps team. She is an avid writer and speaker with a diverse background in Scrum, Agile, Linux systems engineering, management and deployment of DevOps solutions. She now focuses on making software development teams high performing through the practice of Scrum and other agile methodologies. She truly believes in being a servant leader and mentoring, coaching, and facilitating with the ultimate purpose to create cross-functional, self-organizing, self-managed teams.
She has more than 16 years of IT experience working with companies like MasterCard, Nestle Purina, Centurylink, Ameren, which have involved large scale infrastructure adoptions involving CI/CD pipeline implementations and implementing cloud solutions. She is presently focused on creating high performing teams using agile princioples and scaling scrum.
She is an avid Linux and Ansible enthusiast and has dedicated her career to increasing the number of women and people of color in Linux and open source through adoption in local middle and high schools and through mentorship of middle and high school students.
Today she’s an acertified scrum master, automation advocate, Linux instructor, and an open-source contributor. She writes for publications such as the Linux Journal, Linux Academy, Ansible.com and Opensource.com and attends technology conferences regularly such as LISA, Open Source Summit, Ohio Linux Fest and Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Ansiblefest and Agile conferences like Agile 2019.
In her leisure time, Taz loves to Scuba dive, read, listen to piano jazz, travel, build things with raspberry pis, powerlifting, writing, collaborating on a variety of technical projects, mentoring, doing a little hip hop dancing, and spending time with her family in St. Louis, Mo.