Sam Newman is a technologist at ThoughtWorks, where he currently splits his time helping clients globally and working as an architect for ThoughtWorks' own internal systems. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world, and another in the IT operations space. If you asked him what he does, he'd say "I work with people to build better software systems". He has written articles, presented at conferences, and sporadically commits to open source projects. He is currently writing a book, Building Microservices, which should be available in early 2015.