James is a dynamic speaker on software engineering topics ranging from security to development practices. He spends a lot of time at the intersection of the DevOps and Security communities, and seeing the gap in software testing, James founded the open source project,Gauntlt, to serve as a Rugged Testing Framework. James works as a Sr. Security Engineer and Developer Advocate atVerica, and is he is the author of several courses on DevOps and DevSecOps atLinkedIn Learning.
James is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference, which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and Serverless Days Austin. He previously served on the global DevOps Days board.