Meet the Pandas
Lance Lakey brings over a decade of experience in dev ops and Internet security. He has extensive experience with cloud computing, including continuous integration and deployment, auto-scaling, security, and high-availability. Lance enjoys a compelling variety of anime series, has an encylopedic knowledge of fine spirits, and has been known to channel to the soul of Bennie Goodman. Also, we suspect that Lance might be a Time Lord.
Max has experience in iOS and Node, codes standing up on a treadmill, lives in downtown Los Angeles, makes his coffee with a vacuum siphon, includes photography and slacklining amongst his hobbies, and skateboards everywhere. Yet he's not a hipster. Why? Because he's French and they were hipsters before there was even a word for the concept.
and cloud computer.
He was a molecular chemist until we pointed out to him
that he could apply his talents to
creating new forms of narcotics
building groundbreaking Web and mobile applications.
Robb has worked in operations for almost two decades. He's worked at startups in Seattle, tended bar in rural Ireland, and graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University (in the reverse order). Today, he enjoys leveraging the power and flexibility of AWS, Ansible, and Python, in pursuit of continuous integration and delivery for Panda Strike's customers. When Robb is not automating the continuous things, he enjoys cooking with cast iron, hiking, camping, drinking fine coffee, experiencing new gins, making sausage, and smoking meats.
Tony is serious about paintball. Back in high-school, he designed his own paintball gun. He also created PBNation, one of the top paintball sites in the world. So far, our clients haven't asked us for any paintball mercenaries, but we're ready if they do. In the meantime, Tony is our lead HCI developer, with experience in everything from Backbone to React. Tony likes to work on blinky LED art when he isn't coding for the web. He gets away from it all out on the forest roads with his VW camper.
Michael has been playing "appsec defense" for the e-commerce and finance
industries for over 15 years. He was the Application Security Champion
for the entire iOS platform at JPMorgan Chase & Co.,
a member of the Lookout for iOS team,
and a member of NCC's .trust team before joining Panda Strike.
He is a polyglot when it comes to nerdery,
with expertise on a variety of platforms,
including Rails, Node, HTTP APIs, and Docker,
to name but a few.
Michael wasted no time contributing to our open source projects,
which is the basis for the awesome
He's also a gamer, musician,
and spends his weekends teaching kids about robots and electronics.
According to LinkedIn, Nick did his undergraduate thesis on “nuclear transport of telomeric proteins.” So…we're pretty sure he has one or more superpowers due to a freak lab accident, but he's been coy about revealing them thus far. He also gave a fantastic BAH talk which transcended the genre.
Nick worked with Tony and Joseph at ForkFly (now CloudEngage), and both were in favor of a reunion. Joseph did mention an incident in which Nick shot lasers from his eyes, but apparently no one was hurt and Joseph felt it was “a one time thing.” Nick doesn't recall any such incident, and so our current hypothesis is that he blacks out when his powers kick in. In any event, stray lasers are less of an issue working remotely.