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Matthew Heckathorn

Software Engineering Institute

Matt Heckathorn is an integration engineer in the CERT division of the Software Engineering Institute, where he is responsible for assisting organizations in applying the DevOps process to their IT architecture. This work includes operating as a subject matter expert on a variety of automation technologies. Matt’s particular interests are containerization technologies such as docker and Kubernetes, configuration management tools such as ansible and puppet, and the Hashicorp suite of automation technologies such as vagrant, packer, and terraform. Before joining his current team, Matt assisted in administering a data center utilized by the U.S. government and was wholly responsible for overseeing the Spark/Hadoop cluster. Matt started his career at CERT as a network analyst. He has taught the Introduction to SiLK course at numerous FloCons.