Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman

Technical Intelligence Manager and Evangelist in Westminster, Colorado

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Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and an Oracle ACE Director alumni. She is the Technical Intelligence Manager and Evangelist for the Office of CTO at Delphix, a company recognized for it's impressive virtualization and data masking environment capabilities. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with virtualization, Enterprise Manager, shell and python scripting, environment optimization tuning, automation and cloud initiatives. Her blog, and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups and has presented at numerous Oracle conferences, like Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate and KSCOPE. She also speaks on SQL server at SQL Saturday events, along with other technologies, including, but not limited to- Agile, DevOps and Test Data Management in the US and Europe. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) and technical education for the next generation, (STEAM/STEM) working with the Raspberry Pi and code to instruct kids of all ages to embrace a passion for the technology that runs our world!

DBA Goth Cowgirl title came about: "Mid-career, I wasn't receiving as many technical challenges as my male peers. I was explaining to my manager one day that I was frustrated about being mistaken for the end-user/project manager/sales team instead of a high-end techie. My manager looked at me and he said, "then stop DRESSING like one." The next day I painted my fingernails black and in my first meeting, as expected, people made numerous comments about my nails, but also started asking me technical questions. Within a few weeks, I was either wearing combat or cowboy boots and from that point on, I was rarely confused with anything but a high-end techie."

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