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Office Hour with Lindsay Holmwood (Bulletproof Networks) and Jesse Reynolds (Bulletproof Networks)

Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office), Jesse Reynolds (Bulletproof Networks)
Office Hours
Table 1 (Sponsor Pavilion)

Want to know how to make Flapjack alert via PagerDuty? Following their Flapjack tutorial, Lindsay and Jesse will cover that, these topics, and others:

  • How to use Flapjack’s HTTP Broker to get free heartbeating (with TTLs!) from within your app or infrastructure
  • How to pull in alerts from CloudWatch and other webhook-based alerting platforms
  • How to connect Flapjack with Sensu and run it in parallel to your existing Nagios infrastructure
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Lindsay Holmwood

Australian Government Digital Transformation Office

Lindsay Holmwood is a engineering manager living in the Australian Blue Mountains. Lindsay works at the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Office, building clearer, simpler, faster, more humane public services . A long-time contributor to the open source and DevOps communities, he authored cucumber-nagios, Visage, and Flapjack, and has run the Sydney DevOps meetup the past five years.

Lindsay speaks internationally about both the cultural and technical side of DevOps, covering Just Culture, complexity, cognitive biases, and monitoring tools. He also won third place at the 1996 Sydney Royal Easter Show LEGO building competition.

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Jesse Reynolds

Bulletproof Networks

Jesse is an infrastructure and web operations engineer, co-founding one of Australia’s first web development and hosting agencies, Virtual Artists, in 1993. He has since worked with Fujitsu Australia, the University of New South Wales, and Carbon Planet.

Marketing is not one of Jesse’s strong suits. He co-authored an awesome web-based CMS before CMSs were a thing, and failed entirely to capitalise on it. Jesse also created the VA RoboCam, an all-weather, democratic online surveillance camera that failed to bring about a backlash against public video surveillance, but did allow radio presenters in Canada to buy beers for punters in Adelaide, Australia.

One of Jesse’s shorter contracts ended not long after his wife found him lying on the couch, after an 18 hour day, moaning “No process! No rigour!” These days Jesse works from his home in the Adelaide Hills, hacking on Flapjack for Bulletproof, that has both process and rigour.