Currently providing open source technical evangelism for NGINX, Dave works with DevOps, developers and architects to understand the advantages of modern architectures and orchestration to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges, using open source and its innovation. Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early days of Linux to today's world of OpenTelemetry and observability.
Dave was named as one of the top ten pioneers in open source by Computer Business Review, having cut his teeth on Linux and compilers before the phrase "open source" was coined. Well-versed in trivia, he won a Golden Penguin in 2002. When he's not talking, you can find him hiking with his trusty camera, trying to keep up with his wife