I recently took part in the GCP Podcast, along with my colleague Oscar Guerrero. On the podcast we spoke about Audit Logging, which is a critical security feature of GCP.
Be sure to check out the podcast episode.
It was great to speak at devopsdays in Galway. I really enjoyed bringing my recent Monitorama 2019 talk to my home town.
A video of the talk has now been posted.
I will be joining my colleague from Google, Nathen Harvey, to speak in Galway at devopsdays on November 18th and 19th.
I’m really looking forward to returning to my home town, and bringing my Monitorama Baltimore 2019 talk to the conference.
Monitorama Baltimore 2019 was a great experience, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to speak. I spoke about why Observability and Monitoring sytems struggle to meet their goals, and why they are so hard to build.
The slides and video of the talk are now available.
I have been accepted to talk at Monitorama Baltimore this year. I’ll be speaking about my experience building Observability systems at many different companies, and how might those lessons be applicable to other teams and groups.
Check out the full schedule.
I recently had a chance to speak about rqlite, the distributed, lightweight database built on SQLite, at the University of Pittsburgh Computer Science Club. It was a good evening as I spoke about distributed systems, the problems they solve, and how rqlite uses Raft to replicate SQLite.
You can find the presentation here.
I gave a presentation on Ekanite — the syslog server with built-in search — tonight at the San Francisco Go Meetup. It was an enjoyable evening, and I had a chance to discuss why I built Ekanite, how it works, and where it might go in the future.
Continue reading Ekanite at the San Francisco Go Meetup
I made a presentation on rqlite tonight at the San Francisco Go Meetup. It was an enjoyable evening, and I had a chance to discuss why I built rqlite, how it works, and where it might go in the future.
Continue reading rqlite at the San Francisco Go Meetup
I recently presented at the InfluxDB San Francisco Meetup, on InfluxDB and the Raft consensus protocol. My talk was about the fundamental problems of distributed systems, and how InfluxDB uses Raft to solve these issues.
Continue reading InfluxDB and the Raft consensus protocol
AWS have posted the video online of Jim Nisbet’s and my talk at AWS:reinvent 2013. In it, Jim and I describe the system we built at Loggly, which uses Apache Kafka, Twitter Storm, and elasticseach, to build a high-performance log aggregation and analytics SaaS solution, running on AWS EC2.
Continue reading Infrastructure at Scale: Apache Kafka, Twitter Storm and elasticsearch