People at a recent summit were asking a bit about my story, what did I do besides helping with the summit, technical background, etc.
Well, short version. College at Oregon Tech, contracted at Microsoft on the Exchange Mailbox team and tested the first versions of the Monad/PowerShell cmdlets for Exchange, then System Center Configuration Manager testing deployments, then a few years in SharePoint/SharePoint Designer for the 2010 release. Hopped over to Expedia, learned Splunk, and now I work at Splunk as a software engineer. I work on deployments, Microsoft related things, Python, Ansible, Cloud (AWS), Apps, Testing methodologies and a ton of other things.