Rick Spencer

Rick Spencer is the head of platform at InfluxData, where his responsibilities include leadership of core storage engine, developer tooling and running InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 on Kubernetes in multiple clouds and regions. Rick’s background includes pioneering work on Developer Usability for the first version of Visual Studio.net, and leadership of the Ubuntu project, one of the largest and most active Open Source communities. Currently, Rick resides outside of Washington, DC where, in addition to leading the InfluxData Platform Team, he continues to pursue his interest in developer usability as well as playing with embedded microcontrollers, music, gardening and video games.

Rick Spencer

Rick Spencer

Rick Spencer is the head of platform at InfluxData, where his responsibilities include leadership of core storage engine, developer tooling and running InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 on Kubernetes in multiple clouds and regions.
Rick’s background includes pioneering work on Developer Usability for the first version of Visual Studio.net, and leadership of the Ubuntu project, one of the largest and most active Open Source communities.
Currently, Rick resides outside of Washington, DC where, in addition to leading the InfluxData Platform Team, he continues to pursue his interest in developer usability as well as playing with embedded microcontrollers, music, gardening and video games.

Using InfluxDB Cloud to Monitor GitHub Repos

In this blog post, I will show you an easy way to use your InfluxDB Cloud account plus a Docker container from my Docker Hub account to easily keep an eye on a set of GitHub repositories using the Template …

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IoT Prototyping with InfluxDB Cloud (Part 2): Queries, Tasks and Dashboards

The IoT scenario Previously, I put together an IoT device and started streaming data to my InfluxDB Cloud account. It has been happily streaming data to my account since. Next, I want to create a dashboard that shows changes in …

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Prototyping IoT with InfluxDB Cloud

Earlier this week we announced that we are ready for the world to start using InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, the next version of the most popular time series database, in production. I love InfluxDB, and joined the company because it is …

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Why I Joined InfluxDB – Rick Spencer

The startup where I was working exited through an acquisition, leaving me with some personal choices to make. I could find a role within the tech giant that purchased us and start climbing that corporate ladder, take some time off, …

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