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Daniel Barker

Daniel Barker

Daniel Barker

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Dan spent 12 years in the military as a fighter jet mechanic before transitioning to a career in technology as a Software/DevOps Engineer/Manager. He’s now the Chief Architect at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He’s leading the technical and cultural transformation for the NAIC, a non-profit focused on consumer protection in the insurance industry. Dan is also an organizer of the DevOps KC Meetup and the DevOpsDays KC conference.

I served in the Air Force for 12 years as an aircraft mechanic. That’s the guy who is covered in jet fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid, and works 16 hour days regularly. I’ve been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, and Qatar during war. I was nearly hit by a mortar in Iraq. I also lived in South Korea, Italy, and Germany.

Session: Monitoring the Easy Way

Observability is a hot new buzzword that comes from Control Theory, which isn't so new or hot. We'll look at how we can get more observability into our systems using Prometheus, Jaeger, OpenTracing, and Istio. We'll walk through a demo and deployment using the Operator pattern in Kubernetes.