The Data Standard

The Data Standard Audio Experience with Annie Hedgpeth from HashiCorp
Annie Hedgpeth, Test Infrastructure Engineer at HashiCorp, joins The Data Standard to talk about her journey through tech, women in tech.

Episode Summary

With the growing demand for developers, the IT industry is tasked with bringing more workers into the field. Stereotypes and ignorance are a major blocker to this initiative. Annie speaks about her journey into technology (from a background in film and art) by learning the InSpec framework, and how she attained the skills necessary to become a cloud automation engineer.  Annie’s aim is always to make the right thing to do the easy thing to do
http://www.anniehedgie.com

Meet the Hosts

Laura Edell

Laura Edell

Chief Data Scientist at Microsoft
Also known as Annielytics, Laura is a Chief Data Scientist at Microsoft, focusing on the fields of AI strategy and sustainability, societal impacts, and workforce scaling. As an award-winning data scientist, she’s recognized as a leader in ML and BI, handling projects that help society.

Annie Hedgpeth

Test Infrastructure Engineer at HashiCorp
Annie Hedgpeth is a Test Infrastructure Engineer at HashiCorp, and is busy bringing building automation that runs tests and manages infrastructure, creating tools, scripts and frameworks that enable developers to write tests themselves with the goal of helping to increase quality and reduce the risk of releasing software through automation, and enabling developers to better understand our systems’ scalability and performance characteristics at a deeper level. Annie has long been a fan and proponent of InSpec, seeking to prove its accessibility to non-developers. She blogs about InSpec and other DevOps topics at http://www.anniehedgie.com https://twitter.com/anniehedgie