Guest: Austin Parker (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Company: Lightstep (Twitter)
Show: To The Point
DevOps methodologies were seen as breaking old silos that were formed in the traditional IT world. However, we now see the emergence of new ‘soft’ silos that are emerging with new specialities in the cloud-native world. We have DevOps, DevSecOps, NetOps, as well as SREs. Austin Parker, Head of Developer Relations at Lightstep, looks at this evolution and shares his thoughts, “I think at the end of the day, a lot of this comes from developers wanting to take power back from management, from the people that are calling the shots and wanting to kind of make it more equitable.”
About Austin Parker: Austin Parker is the Head of Developer Relations at Lightstep, and has been creating problems with computers for most of his life. He’s a maintainer of the OpenTelemetry project, the host of several podcasts, organizer of Deserted Island DevOps, infrequent Twitch streamer, conference speaker, and more.
About Lightstep: Lightstep’s mission is to provide clarity and confidence to the teams that build and operate the software that powers our daily lives. Founded by ex-Googlers, the cutting-edge observability platform gives engineers quick insight into how changes in their applications and infrastructure affect their end-users and their business.