Steve Thair co-founded DevOpsGuys with James Smith in 2013 after a 20+ year career in IT infrastructure and operations. DevOpsGuys’ mission is to help organisations simplify the management of their online applications by leveraging DevOps practices to improve the delivery, performance and time-to-market of the entire software development pipeline. His involvement in the DevOps community grew via extensive blogging, presenting at conferences like QCON, Atmosphere and different London DevOps Meetups (including our own DevOps Cardiff). In 2015 DevOpsGuys felt that the Microsoft and Windows community was significantly under-represented by the existing DevOps meetups so we coined the term #Winops and organised the first ever “DevOps on Windows” conference WinOpsConf and so we decided to follow this up with a regular monthly meetup WinOpsLDN. In 2016 Stephen was award a 2 year term as a Microsoft Regional Director to help expand the community programme.