Dave McAllister is the NGINX Senior OSS Technical Evangelist focused on promoting the advantages of open source innovation, adoption and involvement,, especially for today's fast-moving cycles. Dave joins NGINX from Splunk, 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 is passionate about the real-world issues associated with emerging software architectures and practices and how innovations can change the world.