Dave is an animated and engaging speaker, who gets his mojo from discovering and sharing ways to make software delivery a sustainable lifestyle. Dave was lucky enough to be raised just “off campus” from Stanford as Silicon Valley morphed from defense to chips to software and internet services. This, of course, makes him a bit old, but it also gives him a unique perspective on the long arc and repeating themes of technology evolution.
As Continuous Delivery Evangelist at Split Software, Dave focuses on strategies that connect progressive delivery with the observation of system health, user experience and user behavior. Before Split.io, he spent 3 years at BlazeMeter democratizing "shift left" performance testing. Dave has given talks at AWS re:Invent and Jenkins World, launched the "JMeter Academy" tutorial series and lead transformation talks for large audiences at major banks, insurance companies, entertainment brands and startups of all stripes. Check out his talks for an upbeat and fast-paced learning experience. Visit the booth if you’d prefer a product pitch :-)