Matt is the Director of the DevOps Automation Service at Rackspace,
which is an Engineering team that automates customer infrastructure
using Chef and Ansible and monitors performance using tools like StatsD and Graphite. Matt Barlow began his career as a Linux Systems
Administrator in 2000 and has been working in the Linux Hosting industry ever since. In 2008, he helped build an open source project called Quicksnips that enabled Sys Admins to automate routine tasks. His most stressful moment was automating emergency kernel upgrades and reboots of over 10,000 Linux servers.