Ronald McCollam is a "geek of all trades" with experience ranging from full stack development to IT operations to management. He has a strong background in open source software, starting when a stack of 3.5" Slackware floppies was the *easy* way to install Linux. He has architected and managed everything from "Big Data" systems at Canonical and Hortonworks down to embedded IoT devices at balena.io, but the common theme with all systems has always been monitoring. So Grafana Labs is a perfect fit! When not on the road, Ronald resides on his back porch in Somerville, MA with a frosty beverage in hand.