Jon Peck

Jon Peck

Technical Advocate & Software Developer

Seattle, Washington, United States

A full-stack developer and technical advocate with 25 years of industry experience, Jon Peck constantly strives to make technical concepts digestible -- demonstrating the value of new technology at every level, from developers through execs.

- Speaker (conferences): Startup Grind 2022, GitHub InFocus 2022, DeveloperWeek 2018-20, SeattleJS, Global AI Conf 2018-19, AI Next 2019-20, Nordic APIs 2018-19 (keynote), ODSC East+West, API World, O'Reilly AI, OSCON
- Speaker (tech schools): Galvanize, CodeFellows, Metis, Epicodus, Alchemy
- Organizer: Seattle Building Intelligent Applications Meetup
- Educator: Cascadia College, Seattle C&W, consultant
- Lead Developer: Empower Engine, Giftstarter, Mass General Hospital, Cornell University
- Technical Advocate: Algorithmia, GitHub

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management


  • Automation & CI/CD
  • DevOps
  • DevOps & Automation
  • DevOps Transformation
  • devops culture
  • DevSecOps
  • Software Development
  • CICD
  • MLOps
  • AIOps
  • Modern Work
  • Scaling

Securing and Accelerating the Software Factory: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Half of companies choose velocity over security, but these don’t need to be opposing options. By combining a developer-first approach to eliminating vulnerabilities with a collaborative, AI-powered DevOps toolchain, we can:
- double development velocity
- quarter remediation times
- increase developer happiness by 75%

CTO, CISO, security & dev leads — this is one for you all to join together.

What is Modern DevOps?

Cloud or on-prem? Single-platform or blended architecture? Rapid deployments or secure deployments? These are a just few of the questions developers wrestle with on a daily basis, and boilerplate solutions do not work for all companies. Today we'll examine a variety of different ways to begin modernizing and accelerating your development workflows.

Building community among your developers: collaboration, belonging, and excellence

How can you create a sense of belonging among your developers? Bringing together research on employee culture and platform capabilities, we will discuss strategies to create an incredible developer experience and why it matters to the bottom line. Key topics include deepening developer networks, celebrating force-multiplying work, and creating developer agency.

Abusing your CI/CD: running abstract Machine Learning frameworks inside GitHub Actions

We all love the conventional uses of CI/CD platforms, from automating unit tests to multi-cloud service deployment. But most CI/CD tools are abstract code execution engines, meaning that we can also leverage them to do non-deployment-related tasks. In this session, we'll explore how GitHub Actions can be used to train a machine learning model, then run predictions in response to file commits, enabling an untrained end-user to predict the value of their home by simply editing a text file. As a bonus, we'll leverage Apple's CoreML framework, which normally only runs in an OSX or iOS environment, without ever requiring the developer to lay their hands on an Apple device.

Securing the Software Factory

Despite billions spent annually on security, apps aren’t getting more secure over time: every line of code written today has the same risk of introducing a vulnerability as it did in 2016. Half of developers aren't trained to code securely, and half of companies choose velocity over security. Why is that even a choice? Learn how putting security right into the hands of developers eases the burden on everyone, giving devs peace-of-mind while radically improving remediation rates.

Scaling your Team with Collaborative ML Development

You've learned how to scale ML pipelines... but can you scale your team? From model-building to release, your AI projects involve a wide variety of roles: data scientists, app developers, test & release engineers... and they all need to work together safely and smoothly. Learn how GitHub combines config-as-code, centrally versioned notebooks, cloud IDEs, and PR-time model evaluation to collaboratively build and deploy ML.

DeveloperWeek Latin America 2023 Sessionize Event

June 2023

GitHub Galaxy 2023

March 2023

Startup Grind 2022

October 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

GitHub InFocus 2022

April 2022

AI DevWorld 2020 Sessionize Event

October 2020 San Jose, California, United States

DeveloperWeek Global Series 2020-2021 Sessionize Event

September 2020

DeveloperWeek Seattle: Cloud Edition 2020 Sessionize Event

September 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States

DeveloperWeek Global 2020 Sessionize Event

June 2020

O'Reilly OSCON

July 2019 Portland, Oregon, United States

NordicAPIs Summit 2019

May 2019 Austin, Texas, United States

ODSC East 2019

April 2019 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Jon Peck

Technical Advocate & Software Developer

Seattle, Washington, United States

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