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Dan Slimmon

Dan Slimmon
Senior Platform Engineer, Exosite

Website | @danslimmon

Dan is in charge of ops for the Minneapolis-based machine-to-machine engineering firm Exosite. He’s responsible for developing the infrastructure that drives Exosite’s data platform toward ever-greater performance and reliability.

Before moving to the Midwest, Dan managed the operations team at Blue State Digital, whose SaaS online marketing platform is leveraged by hundreds of political campaigns and nonprofits.

Making frequent use of statistical methods and data visualization, Dan evangelizes for ubiquitous measurement in software development, infrastructure design, and really everything a business does.


Mission City Ballroom B4
Dan Slimmon (Exosite)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 17 ratings)
Borrowing the medical concepts of specificity and sensitivity, Dan will show how deceptive this tradeoff can be. He'll also make the case that putting in the extra effort to minimize both types of falsehoods is necessary and healthy. When the alarm goes off, you shouldn't have to spend precious minutes sniffing for smoke. Read more.
Office Hours
Table 2 (Exhibit Hall)
Dan Slimmon (Exosite)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Come by and talk to Dan about finer details of monitoring, based on his presentation “Smoke Alarms, Car Alarms, and Monitoring.” He’ll answer questions about specificity and sensitivity, reducing monitoring noise, applying scientific techniques to ops, as well as the math involved. Read more.