My name is Rachel Friesen and I’m the Head of Community for PagerDuty. I joined the community team in July 2018, and it’s been a fun whirlwind of excitement ever since! It’s awesome to see all the introductions rolling in and hopefully all the new connections made along the continual quest for stickers. (My personal fave sticker is the one of Pagey! )
Before I came to PagerDuty I worked with the Drupal open source community, producing DrupalCon their developer conference all over the world. It opened my eyes to how engaged global communities can be - some of my favorite moments from my time at the Drupal Association were when we got to bring DrupalCon to Bogotá, Colombia and Mumbai, India. It definitely kicked my travel bug into high gear.
My partner Shaun and I spent 9 months last year traveling around the world - from Europe to Asia to Oceana - we got to enjoy 22 countries and infinite bowls of phô and panang curry.
Outside of work - you can usually catch me running or hiking to stay active and counteract all the great local food, craft beer and red wine. I live in Portland, Oregon and really love living in the PNW. Oregon is a gorgeous playground for the weekends.