Tracy Ragan, CEO & Co-Founder

Speaker, Innovator, Visionary and Disrupter

Tracy Ragan is CEO and Co-Founder of DeployHub.  She is an expert in configuration management practices and the process of migrating to microservices.  She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (Linux Foundation) where she is the General Member Representative.  She also served on the Eclipse Foundation board as a ‘founding member’ for 5 years. Tracy began her odyssey in the area of configuration management as  a consultant to Wall Street firms building out ways to improve the software build & deploy process through automation (now called DevOps). In 1995, she co-founded OpenMake Software, a private software company that specializes in the automation of cross platform and accelerated software builds (compile/link standards).  In 2017, Tracy and her team recognized the shift in pipeline management  that the new container based architecture would require.  This led to the formation of DeployHub, a new product and company focused on bringing microservice configuration mapping, sharing and deployment to high performing development teams.  Ortelius was launched as an open source solution for microservice mapping in early 2019 based on a core of the DeployHub code base.

Tracy speaks at DevOps conference 2 to 3 times per year and is a blog contributor at and She was recently recognized as a Women In Technology (WIT) Honoree for her work in the DevOps area.   You may also find her as an expert panelist on Webinars along with some of her friends at GitHub and CloudBees, or quoted in SD Times articles around DevOps subjects.

Authored Articles:

“DevOps – Time for Developers to Dig In”;, September 2017

“Don’t Throw Out Jenkins for CI Just Yet”;  August, 2017

“Agentless Release Automation for Continuous Delivery”; June 2017

“DevOps – A History Lesson”;, April 2017

“Continuous Delivery Vs. Continuous Deployment”;, June 2017

“Seeking Geek Girls – Exploring the Gender Gap”;IT Chronicles, January 2017

“21st Century DevOps”; Linux Journal, June 2013, page 116

“Driving DevOps Through Shared Knowledge”; Better Software Magazine, December 2012

“An Assembly Line for Build Management”; Software Test and Performance, July 2008

“Software Builds:  A Million Little Pieces”; Software Test and Performance, July 2007, page 28

“Separating Duties to Meet IT Compliance”; Dr. Dobbs Journal, September 2007

“Make your Development Process More Transparent”; Software Test and Performance, January 2006, page 26

Speaking Engagements Viewable Online:

“Exploring the CD Landscape to build your ultimate pipeline”, CD Summit – KubeCon 2019

“Pivoting from Monolithic to Microservices”, DevOps World 2019

“Cultural Transformation via Release Automation”, DevOps World 2018

“A State of DevOps Tools: A Primer”;, March 2018

“Increase the Velocity of Your Software Releases”; February 2018

DevOps Chat;, Oct. 2017

Jenkins World Chat Open Source ARA – August 2017

“DevOps and Continuous Delivery”; ITChronicles, Dec. 2016

“Agile Challenges and Solutions”; ExperienceIT, September 2017



On the CD.Foundation – SDTimes Jan. 2020

On the modern architecture shift – KubeCon 2019

On K8s Pipeline with Alan Shimel, Digital Anarchist, DevOps World 2019

On the Continuous Delivery Foundation with Alan Shimel, Digital Anarchist, DevOps World 2019

On CI/CD – Kubecon 2018

Women in DevOps – DZone 2018

Women in DevOps – CloudBees 2017

Jenkins World – 2017 2017 DevOps Chat

Pod Casts:

Daily Drive Part 1

Daily Drive Part 2


Women In Technology:

Twitter: @TracyRagan

Skype: tracy.ragan

LinkedIn: /tracy-ragan-oms/