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The Duckbill Group

CEO (Feb 2019 — Current)

We fix the horrifying AWS bill while keeping you entertained through our online publications, such as Last Week in AWS, Screaming in the Cloud, and AWS Morning Brief. Business partner to Corey Quinn.

Practical Monitoring

Author (O’Reilly Media, Nov 2017)

Do you have a nagging feeling that your monitoring needs improvement, but you just aren’t sure where to start or how to do it? Are you plagued by constant, meaningless alerts? Does your monitoring system routinely miss real problems? This is the book for you.

Previous Work

Looking for employment history? Check my LinkedIn.

Freelance Camp

Cofounder (Mar 2017 — Dec 2019)

A community of freelancers and consultants. Never feel alone again.

Monitoring Weekly

Founder & Editor-in-Chief (Mar 2017 — Aug 2019)

A curated weekly email newsletter for all-things-monitoring. Stay up to date on monitoring without spending oodles on conferences and travel.

Real World DevOps

Host (Jan 2019 — Jun 2019)

A DevOps podcast about the messy, behind-the-curtains realities of running systems at scale. No idealism here–just actual, on-the-ground stories from people in the muck.

Felding Co

Advisor & Investor (Oct 2017 — May 2019)

Casual menswear shop carrying high-end heritage brands. Retail store in Knoxville, TN.


Co-founder/Co-organizer (Mar 2012 — Feb 2015)

The largest system administration meetup in East Tennessee and the largest LOPSA chapter ever at 50-60 attendees every month.

League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA)

Board of Directors (Jun 2013 — May 2014)

The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) is a nonprofit corporation with members throughout the world. The mission is to advance the practice of system administration; to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners; and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.

Last Week in AWS

Advisor (Mar 2017 — Jan 2018)

A weekly roundup of news from Amazon’s cloud ecosystem – sprinkled with snark.

The Quinn Advisory Group

Advisor (Oct 2016 — Jan 2018)

Fix your horrifying AWS bills.

SF Metrics Meetup

Co-organizer (speaker selection) (Apr 2017 — Apr 2018)

The oldest San Francisco-based monitoring meetup. I co-organize the meetup.

Aster Labs

Principle (Oct 2015 — Feb 2019)

Leveraging my expertise in monitoring and observability, I help companies build better monitoring for their apps and infrastructure.