Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA
Dan Slimmon

Dan Slimmon
Senior Platform Engineer, Exosite

Website | @danslimmon

Dan Slimmon is in charge of Ops for the Minneapolis-based machine-to-machine engineering firm Exosite, where 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. He builds insight by examining tech through lots of different lenses, from the social to the mathematical to the historical to the linguistic.


1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 06/22/2016
Organizational optimization
Location: Mission City Ballroom M1 - 2 Level: Beginner
Dan Slimmon (Exosite)
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Common ground, an important concept in recent teamwork research, helps us understand why collaborative troubleshooting breaks down over time, leading to wasted effort and mistakes. Drawing on common ground as well as some ideas from medical diagnosis, Dan Slimmon demonstrates that by extending ChatOps, we can make troubleshooting much easier without losing the benefits of fluid team conversation. Read more.
3:00pm–3:30pm Wednesday, 06/22/2016
Office Hours
Location: ORM booth table 2
Dan Slimmon (Exosite)
Join Dan at Table 2 in the O'Reilly booth during the Wednesday afternoon break to discuss differential diagnosis, common ground, and ChatOps. Read more.