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Kevin Crawley

Instana
Developer Relations
Kevin has been distinguished by by his peers as a Docker Captain for his work with the community and the successful implementation of Docker in production at several organizations over the past 5 years. He’s lead several open space style groups, and recently spoke on using open source tools, AI and automation for real time monitoring of cloud native applications. He is passionate about sharing the stories of success and failures as a technical leader for various projects over the course of his career. He is a developer evangelist for Instana, an APM and container monitoring service provider and speaks globally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, monitoring, logging, deployment automation, observability, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops.

He organizes several local meetup groups in the Nashville, TN area including Docker, Go, and Serverless and has spoken at many other groups including Java, Javascript, PHP, and DevOps. He is the lead organizer for this years DevOpsDays Nashville happening on May 9th and 10th.

At his previous jobs he‘s designed and built distributed scheduling systems utilizing Symfony (PHP), Amazon SQS, DynamoDB, and Redshift. His most recent project he was responsible for designing, building and delivering a modern software delivery platform using Go/Angular which was integrated with Docker Swarm and Gitlab. This application is capable of delivering phoenix environments and a fully configurable production pipeline. This application manages the SDLC of over 1000 containers and dozens of engineers building on a Kafka, Cassandra, and Spring Boot ecosystem.