Nicole Schwartz (a.k.a. CircuitSwan) speaks about DevSecOps, Agile, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women in Technology.

She is currently the Product Manager at ActiveState, the deputy Chief Operating Officer in charge of Pre-Event Planning for The Diana Initiative and one of the organizers for the SkyTalks village at DEF CON.

She was formerly a Product Manager at GitLab, Scrum Master and Agile Coach for GEICO, Technical Product Manager at Rackspace for the Rackspace Public Cloud Control Panel (2011-2017), owner of The Devotea USA tea company, member of the board for Hacksburg (a local non-profit makerspace), and teacher for Let's Code Blacksburg and Hacksburg.

She holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Clarkson University.

Her former handle was AmazonV.

Upcoming Events:

    • Shmoocon

Find Me:

Most active projects

Need to restart projects


  • Run Hacker Cons Slack - One Slack, with one channel per conference with the goal to reduce slacks (it's not helping/working)

  • WAN-Party Discord (Women and Non-Binary)

  • ACNH Techies Discord

Currently on hold projects