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Eric Smalling

Eric is a Senior Developer Advocate at where he helps developers secure the applications, containers and Kubernetes platforms they build and deploy to.


Eric has 25 years of professional experience in enterprise software development and architecture, including build, test and deployment automation. He has been practicing DevOps concepts since long before the term was coined. On practically every project throughout his career, he has worn multiple hats: developer, automated testing evangelist, version control administrator and build system engineer. Eric has been a continuous integration advocate and implementer for nearly a decade, a Jenkins Ambassador and a Docker user since 2013. A second generation software developer (his father was a SNOBOL coder in the 60s!), he grew up in the 1980s and was coding 8-bit machines in elementary school. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, traveling, photography and, of course, hacking on software. Eric is “@ericsmalling” on Twitter, LinkedIn and GitHub.