Dave McAllister is Splunk’s Senior Technology Evangelist focused on promoting the advantages of modern microservices architectures and orchestration to solve large-scale distributed systems challenges, especially for today's fast-moving cycles. Dave joins Splunk from Scalyr, where he worked with DevOps teams and developers to solve observability challenges. Dave has been a champion for open systems and open source from the early days of Linux to today's world of clouds and containers. Over his 30+ years in the industry, Dave has held seats on advisory boards for Sistina, Woven Systems, Pathworks, Zetera and ConcreteCMS. He was named one of the top ten pioneers in open source by Computer Business Review, having cut his teeth on Linux and compilers before the phrase "open source" was coined. Dave holds a degree in Statistics from Old Dominion University and is passionate about the real-world issues associated with emerging software architectures and practices.