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Jez Humble


Jez Humble is co-author of several books on software including Shingo Publication Award winner Accelerate, The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, and Jolt Award winner Continuous Delivery. He has spent his 20 year career in software tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, including working for the US Federal Government’s 18F team as part of the Obama Tech Surge, and co-founding startup DevOps Research and Assessment LLC, which was acquired by Google in December 2018. He works for Google as a site reliability engineer, and teaches classes on agile software engineering and product management at UC Berkeley’s School of Information.

Jez holds an MMus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University.

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