Reid works at StormForge, a Kubernetes infrastructure optimization company, splitting his time between product UX design, software development, and customer-facing professional services. Prior to StormForge he spent ten years in various roles as Puppet. IT automation, technical user experience, and workflow optimization have always been a passion. While normally a stickler for intuitive design, he does extend a personal UX pardon to Vim and to Git, despite their idiosyncrasies.
Reid lives in the Pacific Northwest, spending many of his non-work days hiking, scrambling, and snow mountaineering in the Cascade Range, and playing ultimate frisbee pick-up games in the rain.