Kevin has been distinguished by by his peers as a Docker Captain for his outstanding work with the community and the successful implementation of Docker in Production over the past 3 years. He is passionate about sharing the stories of success (and failure!) of the teams he works with and his own experiences. He is a developer evangelist for Instana, an APM and container monitoring service provider and speaks globally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, monitoring, logging, deployment automation, observability, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops.
At his previous jobs he‘s designed and built distributed scheduling systems utilizing Symfony (PHP), Amazon SQS, DynamoDB, and Redshift. His most recent project he was responsible for designing, building and delivering a modern software delivery platform using Go/Angular which was integrated with Docker Swarm and Gitlab. This application is capable of delivering phoenix environments and a fully configurable production pipeline. This application manages the SDLC of over 1000 containers and dozens of engineers building on a Kafka, Cassandra, and Spring Boot ecosystem.
A little about Kevin’s personal life in his own words… “I am a board game junkie and I will recruit for games at every possible opportunity. I have a 5 year old son named Jonah and my spouses name is Rachel. Jonah loves Legos as much as I do but I’m not if I should put the Death Star back together again for the 3rd time. I enjoy traveling, photography, hiking, camping, and HOCKEY. GO PREDS!!!!”