The Importance of a Good Dashboard

Bzzz, your phone starts buzzing, it’s 3 am, and you’re being paged. How easily and quickly can you find the documentation you need, the data you need, and drill down into where the problem is? A good dashboard can and should provide the context you want, and act as a dynamic source of documentation. Also known as, a brief overview of how dashboards can be more than just raw data, and how they should act as a web, linking to each other, your documentation, and your internal tooling.


Spencer Malone

Spencer Malone is a Site Reliability Engineer at Mailchimp, rock climber, bad at repairing cars, and a survivor of Georgia Tech. I’ve played accordion with punk bands, grew up on a farm run by mad scientists, and love my wife and two dogs.