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Dave McAllister

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913 BBQ’s Bethany and Dave McAllister Make their Winning Way Towards Worldwide BBQ Broadcast

Dane Neal

Bethany McAllister of 913 BBQ joins Dane Neal to talk about excitement around the BBQ FITE Klub coming up and the amazing group of teams assembled to cool, entertain and raise awareness for great causes. Hear her story of being a just fan of BBQ, helping friends at a competition and then taking her own team all the way to the top with a World Champion win at the American Royal! See Bethany and Dave Live at BBQ FITE Klub by clicking here! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3763929/3763929_2020-06-06-020329.64kmono.mp3

6 Jun 2020

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913 BBQ’s Bethany and Dave McAllister Make their Winning Way Towards Worldwide BBQ Broadcast

On the Road

Bethany McAllister of 913 BBQ joins Dane Neal to talk about excitement around the BBQ FITE Klub coming up and the amazing group of teams assembled to cool, entertain and raise awareness for great causes. Hear her story of being a just fan of BBQ, helping friends at a competition and then taking her own team all the way to the top with a World Champion win at the American Royal! See Bethany and Dave Live at BBQ FITE Klub by clicking here! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3763929/3763929_2020-06-06-020329.64kmono.mp3

6 Jun 2020

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Seeing RED: Adventures in Multi dimensional Monitoring - Dave McAllister

DevOps Days Madrid 2020

Otras charlas de DevOps Days también en podcast: https://lk.autentia.com/DevOpsDays20-iVooxWe now have lots of “tools” for operations in cloud-native. Yet they all seem to suffer from the impact of single POV. And at the same time, we have more complexity, in infrastructure with the adoption of orchestration, cloud elasticity, microservices and FaaS. Piled on with heavily request-driven models, the old style of reacting to anomalies and headaches fails.With RED, unlike the modern belief in metrics, your architecture is watched from aspects of multiple dimensions. You receive alerts and indications not just from anomalies, but also from headache alerts. By seeing multiple dimensions of concerns, be they failures in service or activity to close to the edge of capability, these combined monitors and deep-dive, focused access get you to your root cause faster, with less false positives and quicker resolution.Thus, we need an understanding of RED, designed to meet the precise conditions now prevalent in our applications.RED clearly has advantages over competing models (Golden Signals and USE) specifically with respect to DevOps models (and Devs). Through a deep dive into what this multi-dimensional problem AND multi-dimensional approach to resolution will help reduce the production scale and fail panics we see in the industry.So RED gives you the framework to build alerting, monitoring and analysis into a flexible structure to meet the emerging needs of services-based cloud-native architectures as well as give you the capability to grow as your environment scales.This talk will dive into RED, what it is and how it fits in the modern world of services and explore how RED can expand to deliver faster Mean Time to Recognize and Mean Time to Respond.

37mins

4 Mar 2020

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DevOps 013: Application Monitoring Using RED With Dave McAllister

Adventures in DevOps

This episode of Adventures in Devops features Dave McAllister. Dave has an extensive background in open source starting in 1994 working with early versions of Linux. He thrives on the concepts of emerging technologies and being able to innovate things. He also loves understanding what people are doing with emerging technology.  The discussion opens up by introducing the topic of multi-dimensional monitoring in RED. Dave gives us an introduction into RED as a subset of google’s SRE Golden signals. RED stands for rate, errors, and durations and is a concept that is designed for working with micro services. The DevOps panelists discuss concepts such as saturation and how to ensure correct results from their micro services using the RED concepts as well as some best practices for managing micro services.   Nell asks about the scope of RED and whether it works with the big picture of what the micro service is doing. Dave shares that the scope of RED pertains to both. RED helps with observability and how to get the right signals out of all the noise and how to respond once the correct signals are found. He shares that RED should be a set of metrics in a dashboard that can be aggregated. He explains that RED gives the user a way of grouping data together and helping them to normalize functionality and find trends.  The next topic covered by the DevOps experts is how to map the metrics seen in RED to the user experience. Dave explains how RED monitors the users activity and can put together metrics based on what they’re doing. Using RED to follow user metrics will help to identify trends in where users will have issues and identify problem areas. Using micro services with RED introduces a level of granularity that can be monitored to help improve the performance of the application and improve scaling. RED helps with these improvements most notably by improving reaction time once a problem is found to help correct it as soon as possible. The panelists discuss some real world examples and how real world activities and human tendencies can alter patterns seen in the monitoring. Dave points out that one of the strongest recommendations he can make about RED is its ability to start simple and scale upwards as needed.  The panelists then go on to discuss the human aspect of RED, how a team would react to changing, and how RED really requires a true DevOps team to reach its full potential. The panelists then share experiences they faced earlier in their careers as developers and how RED could have helped them. Nell brings up the idea of service meshes and how RED applies to them. Dave starts by introducing some problems in micro services and service meshes and the opportunity that exists for RED to come in and help solve those problems. He explains how service meshes in micro services give you duration that you don’t have to implement. They finish with covering the usage of Kubernetes operators. Panelists Nell Shamrell-Harrington Guest Dave McAllister  Sponsors Elixir Mix Adventures in Angular iPhreaks Links RED Google’s Golden Signals  Kubernetes Operators Picks Nell Shamrell-Harrington Fire Emblem: Three Houses Dave McAllister Membership card to Fulham football club

36mins

15 Oct 2019

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DevOps 013: Application Monitoring Using RED With Dave McAllister

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This episode of Adventures in Devops features Dave McAllister. Dave has an extensive background in open source starting in 1994 working with early versions of Linux. He thrives on the concepts of emerging technologies and being able to innovate things. He also loves understanding what people are doing with emerging technology.  The discussion opens up by introducing the topic of multi-dimensional monitoring in RED. Dave gives us an introduction into RED as a subset of google’s SRE Golden signals. RED stands for rate, errors, and durations and is a concept that is designed for working with micro services. The DevOps panelists discuss concepts such as saturation and how to ensure correct results from their micro services using the RED concepts as well as some best practices for managing micro services.   Nell asks about the scope of RED and whether it works with the big picture of what the micro service is doing. Dave shares that the scope of RED pertains to both. RED helps with observability and how to get the right signals out of all the noise and how to respond once the correct signals are found. He shares that RED should be a set of metrics in a dashboard that can be aggregated. He explains that RED gives the user a way of grouping data together and helping them to normalize functionality and find trends.  The next topic covered by the DevOps experts is how to map the metrics seen in RED to the user experience. Dave explains how RED monitors the users activity and can put together metrics based on what they’re doing. Using RED to follow user metrics will help to identify trends in where users will have issues and identify problem areas. Using micro services with RED introduces a level of granularity that can be monitored to help improve the performance of the application and improve scaling. RED helps with these improvements most notably by improving reaction time once a problem is found to help correct it as soon as possible. The panelists discuss some real world examples and how real world activities and human tendencies can alter patterns seen in the monitoring. Dave points out that one of the strongest recommendations he can make about RED is its ability to start simple and scale upwards as needed.  The panelists then go on to discuss the human aspect of RED, how a team would react to changing, and how RED really requires a true DevOps team to reach its full potential. The panelists then share experiences they faced earlier in their careers as developers and how RED could have helped them. Nell brings up the idea of service meshes and how RED applies to them. Dave starts by introducing some problems in micro services and service meshes and the opportunity that exists for RED to come in and help solve those problems. He explains how service meshes in micro services give you duration that you don’t have to implement. They finish with covering the usage of Kubernetes operators. Panelists Nell Shamrell-Harrington Guest Dave McAllister  Sponsors Elixir Mix Adventures in Angular iPhreaks Links RED Google’s Golden Signals  Kubernetes Operators Picks Nell Shamrell-Harrington Fire Emblem: Three Houses Dave McAllister Membership card to Fulham football club

36mins

15 Oct 2019

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London Scots - Episode 1 with Dave McAllister

London Scots

The first episode of London Scots with Musician and Engineer Dave McAllister.

9mins

2 Aug 2018