Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is a long-time internet veteran who has actively been involved with internet systems development since 1992. He has been an integral component helping to deliver some of the largest and most complex Drupal sites in existence. He has a deep understanding of automation, security and performance implications and brings passion in these areas to the team. Kevin served as the DevOps North American Global Track Chair for the Drupal Association and has worked with outstanding organizations ranging from the Bonnier Corporation, to examiner.com to Acquia. He has been involved in Drupal as a contributor since 2004 and helped establish Colorado as a Drupal hub. Kevin brings the concepts of DevOps and Open Source to organizations to help them realize modern techniques of automation, testing, scalability, predictability and metric driven results. His skills, from project management, to systems architecture and automation have helped numerous clients realize their goals.

Posts by Kevin Bridges:

Getting to know the TYPO3 community – event recap

We had a fantastic time at the TYPO3 Conference in Berlin getting to know the TYPO3 professional community better. We’re very proud that this open source community has adopted our DDEV-Local development environment. It was thrilling to see how many developers are using it to make their workdays better. We were in Berlin show off … Continued

BADCamp Conference post-event round-up

The theme this year at BADCamp was the greatest show on Earth: a circus full of fun. Thanks to everyone who joined us for our DevOps After Dark happy hour on Thursday evening! It was an amazing event; We were pleased to provide a space for everyone to spread out and have longer conversations with … Continued

DDEV v Build-it-yourself

Despite its appeal, if building your own local development and deployment solution isn’t your core business, you should consider a fully-supported, open source solution like DDEV. It offers you a much better long-term balance in terms of focus and cost, meeting your needs efficiently while remaining transparent, flexible, and extensible. Whether you’re leading a team … Continued

Drupal Europe Wrap-up!

We just returned from Drupal Europe in Darmstadt, Germany. With DrupalCon Europe on hiatus for a year, the European Drupal community decided to take the challenge of running a volunteer-led event. Thanks to the people behind Drupal Europe for running a fantastic event! News from Drupal Europe Dries gave his State of Drupal keynote announcing the … Continued

Tools for an efficient DevOps workflow

The DevOps workflow is about efficiently producing useful outcomes—in both software and process—that inform and improve the next cycle of work from dev-to-deploy. This is how you can create more opportunities for digital transformation in your business. The goal is not just velocity, not to simply move faster through the steps of the workflow, but … Continued

DevOps – the Culture v Software Question

A DevOps enabled workflow comes out of a culture that focuses on improving flow. DevOps answers “why”, and the choices around tooling and software answer “how”. You can’t have one without the other. DevOps answers “why” In our previous post we looked at What is DevOps? DevOps isn’t a tool you can buy. When you … Continued

See you at Drupal Europe!

Drupal Europe is a new event is organized by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. Here’s where you can find the DRUD team. Where you can find the DRUD team at Drupal Europe At Drupal Europe, we’ll be showing off the DDEV UI and … Continued

Onsite Collaboration and Communication

This week is an exciting, and colorful time here in Denver Colorado. We have a broad array of events happening from Denver ComicCon to Pride Fest and our first real Drud Technology onsite. Being part of a distributed company with a remote culture means our communication needs to be extraordinary. Luckily, our team is flexible, … Continued

Open Source Engagement for Business

I’m honored and excited to be speaking about Open Source Engagement at DevOpsDays Boise on June 6th, 2018. See full agenda (PDF.) I’m incredibly passionate about open source, creating successful teams, and helping people.  This talk focuses on some of the lessons I’ve learned through experience. Keystones for successful open source projects Keystones for successful … Continued