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yo! I'm Austin, Principal Developer Advocate at Lightstep, organizer of the Deserted Island DevOps conference, and author of Distributed Tracing in PracticeOutside of that, I'm a prolific poster and commentator on DevOps, technology, and organizational culture. I enjoy tinkering, electronics, and creating a more perfect world.
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What Austin's working on

What Austin's working on

2021
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
I wrote about how The Future of Monitoring is Agentless on InfoQ! I discussed the history of monitoring agents, why they're problematic, and innovations in monitoring and observability that will reduce their necessity in the future.
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Principal Developer Advocate, Lightstep
Jun 07, 2021
Jun 07, 2021
I explored some of my thoughts around SLOs and some ways to achieve organizational buy-in around them in Chicken Soup for the SLO on DevOps.com
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Principal Developer Advocate, Lightstep
Apr 30, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
Appeared on TFIR to discuss the centrality of observability to the rest of the DevOps world.
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Principal Developer Advocate, Lightstep
Apr 21, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
I spoke to the fine folks at Greater Than Code about my experiences producing Deserted Island DevOps 2020, and some of the lessons I've learned about virtual events.
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Apr 14, 2021
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