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Lindsay Holmwood

Lindsay Holmwood
Infrastructure and Platforms Lead, Australian Government Digital Transformation Office

Website | @auxesis

Lindsay Holmwood is an engineering manager living in the Australian Blue Mountains. He runs a distributed infracoders team at Bulletproof that builds hassle free tools, and was responsible for ensuring 100% uptime for the 2010 + 2011 + 2012 Movember campaigns.

A sucker for making better monitoring tools, he has authored Flapjack, cucumber-nagios, and Visage, in between travelling and speaking at international conferences.

In his spare time, Lindsay organises the monthly Sydney DevOps Meetups. He also won third place at the 1996 Sydney Royal Easter Show LEGO building competition.


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Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office), Jesse Reynolds (Bulletproof Networks)
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Enter Flapjack: a monitoring alert routing system. Flapjack sits at the end of your monitoring pipeline and works out who it should send alerts to. Sounds pretty simple? Flapjack tries to make it so. There are still really hard problems to solve when working out who to notify about a detected failure, and what to do when lots of things fail simultaneously. Read more.
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Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office), Jesse Reynolds (Bulletproof Networks)
Want to know how to make a Flapjack alert via PagerDuty? Talk to Lindsay and Jesse about using Flapjack’s HTTP Broker to get free heartbeating (with TTLs!) from within your app or infrastructure. They’ll tell you how to pull in alerts from CloudWatch and other webhook-based alerting platforms, and how to connect Flapjack with Sensu and run it in parallel to your existing Nagios infrastructure. Read more.