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Garrett Honeycutt


I am looking for an environment where I can utilize my skills and creativity to impact change. I enjoy the problem solving involved in engineering highly available and scalable Linux-based systems and tuning those systems for performance.


Prolific speaker who shares experiences and builds community around the world.


2013 - Present - GH Solutions, LLC - Indianapolis, IN

Managing Partner

  • Helping companies implement DevOps practices including automating systems with configuration management, continuous integration, and agile project management.
  • Providing Introduction to Puppet training.
  • Providing training on advanced Puppet topics.

2014 - Present - FOSSETCON - Orlando, FL

Director of Operations

FOSSETCON is Free and Open Source Software Expo and Technology Conference that serves the community with a free conference composed of world class speakers and is focused on diversity.

Co-organized our first conference September 11th - 13th, 2014 in Orlando, FL with over 200 attendees and 20+ sponsors.

Helped with all aspects of the conference including:

  • Soliciting and selecting speakers
  • Organizing the schedule
  • Coordinating and arranging travel for keynote speakers
  • Finding and soliciting sponsors and coordinating with them for their booths and various needs
  • Setting up and breaking down the facilities
  • Managing volunteers
  • Liaison with third parties such as the hotel, stage builders, and booth builders
  • Promotion both online and in person at meetups and other conferences
  • Location scouting
  • Risk management

2014 - 2016 - Transforia, Inc. - San Jose, CA

CTO and Co-founder

Delivering an open source, managed and secure laptop leasing solution. We lower IT costs through a leasing model akin to a cell phone contract, using Linux on the desktop, and embracing cloud storage that is totally managed and secured.

2013 - 2014 - Ericsson AB - Stockholm, SE

Puppet Architect

Enabling autonomous R&D hubs around the world to leverage Puppet and effectively work together developing Puppet code. Provide mentoring to various teams, establish levels of quality, and create a software development life cycle.

  • Conducted hands on training at remote R&D sites in Sweden, China, Canada, Germany, and the US where colleagues learned how to use Puppet and contribute to projects on
  • Review code and give feedback and mentoring which is resulting in skill levels rising for the entire team.
  • Transitioning location based teams from forking code and not sharing to working together at the global level and contributing to open source projects.
  • Implemented Agile/Scrum which has led to more transparency, higher velocity in delivering, and less context switching.

2013 - 2013 - Herff Jones - Indianapolis, IN

Automation Consultant

Implemented Puppet architecture and developed modules primarily around managing JBoss instances. Effectively taught Puppet development through hands-on work on actual problems with a focus on good design patterns which resulted in a data driven infrastructure.

2010 - 2013 - Puppet Labs - Portland, OR

Professional Services Engineer

Puppet Labs is the company behind the pervasive configuration management software, Puppet.

  • Evangelizing Puppet and building community by speaking at conferences and meetups around the world.
  • Solving problems with Puppet for companies of all sizes and industries.
  • Quickly automating infrastructures.
  • Consulting on DevOps practices, agile methodology, and streamlining processes for efficiency.
  • Creating training materials and teaching classes globally.
  • Acted as Subject Matter Expert while developing Puppet Certification.
  • Sharing my knowledge and experiences of systems administration and best practices outside of Puppet with others.
  • Assisting our Sales team and international partners with pre-sales on site with clients.
  • Highly adaptable to different cultures and new situations. Given a clear objective, I bring results.
  • As a remote employee and one who travels at least 80% of the time, I have a track record of excelling with little to no guidance.

2009 - 2010 - Dashwire, Inc. (Acquired by HTC August 2011) - Seattle, WA</