Use modern technology and processes to create great teams and systems that provide great customer experiences.


Focused-on helping teams adopt leading-edge technology and processes to scale their organization and business

  • Agile: scrum project management and lean tech product management
  • Cloud: architecture, migration planning, execution
  • DevOps: containerized application delivery pipelines and platforms
  • Quality: correctness, resilience, fault tolerance


Stephen co-authored Docker in Action, 2nd Edition to share knowledge of how to use Docker from development through production.

Articles on process, product, and technical matters appear on the qualimente blog.

A few times a week on NoDrama DevOps, I share my thoughts on building robust systems, architecting for and migrating to AWS, and using DevOps and engineering practices to manage complexity and deliver safely.


I am an active organizer and speaker in the Phoenix tech community.


I help organize and run these following events:

We are always looking for speakers to share relevant topics – reach out!

Speaking Events

These are the presentations I have delivered publicly.  Please contact me to arrange for a private presentation of these or similar topics for your team.


  • August 15 – Secure an S3 Bucket (and still use it) (video) @ Manning Publications on Twitch
  • July 21 – Running Docker containers more securely (video) @ Manning Publications on Twitch
  • May 6 – Secure an S3 Bucket (and still use it) (video) @ DevOps Phoenix


  • Jul 11 – Docker in Action Authors’ Real-Talk on Kubernetes (video) on Bret Fisher’s DevOps and Docker Live Show
  • Apr 24 – Deliver Secrets to Applications Safely (slides) (video) @ DevOps Phoenix