Austin Parker has been solving - and creating - problems with computers and technology for most of his life. He is the Principal Developer Advocate at LightStep and maintainer on the OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry projects. His professional dream is to build a world where we’re able to create and run more reliable software. In addition to his professional work, he’s taught college classes, spoken about all things DevOps and Distributed Tracing, and even found time to start a podcast. Austin is also the co-author of Distributed Tracing in Practice, published by O’Reilly Media.
Austin is an international speaker, having presented to audiences in Europe and North America on topics relating to Observability and DevOps. In addition, he has led or assisted with workshops on OSS projects such as OpenTelemetry and OpenTracing at events such as QCon SF 2019 and QCon London 2020, and O’Reilly Infrastructure and Ops 2020. Finally, he has extensive experience speaking to diverse audiences in a variety of media formats through his podcast On-Call Me Maybe and his event livestreams such as OPS Live!
Bea has been frustrated at Linux’s IP blocking tools for over 20 years now, and are just waiting to see what Nftables is replaced by.
Bea likes shouting about threat models a lot, and trying to convince people that their primary concern is probably not the NSA and that DNSSEC should be put out to pasture.
She is more opinionated about coffee.
Brian is an SRE at Twitter where he works on Core Services and all the things they touch (so pretty much everything). Often that means just trying to ensure all the different services and people get along together.
After coming from a non-tech background, I’ve been an SRE at Twitter for five years and had related titles for well over a decade and a half. When away from the computer, I enjoy everything outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.
Bruce Wong is director of engineering at Stitch Fix. He formerly resided at Netflix and Twilio, where he founded the Chaos Engineering effort to stress and proactively introduce failure into critical production systems to validate resilience. He is passionate about tackling challenging problems, scaling engineering teams, and building compelling products. In his spare time he can be found applying engineering principles to iterate on BBQ and chocolate chip cookies.
With degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Theater Management, Connie-Lynne brings more than 25 years of System Engineering experience to the table, as well as a keen understanding of how to handle drama in the workplace. Currently Director of Incident Management at Fastly, Connie-Lynne has worked at Linden Lab, Change.org, and Caltech, but admits that her most fun position is serving as a board member for the Grilled Cheese Invitational, an annual food festival celebrating all things cheesy.
Corey is the Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey specializes in helping companies improve their AWS bills by making them smaller and less horrifying; hosts the Screaming in the Cloud and AWS Morning Brief podcasts; and curates Last Week in AWS, a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tools, sprinkled with snark.
Emil is a site reliability engineer, who previously worked on caching, performance, & disaster recovery at Shopify and the internal Kubernetes platform at DigitalOcean. He has spoken at Strange Loop, Velocity, & RailsConf, and is the program co-chair for SREcon EMEA 2019 and SREcon Americas West 2020. He has guested on the podcasts InfoQ and Software Engineering Daily, and contributed a chapter to the O’Reilly book “Seeking SRE.”