Dave works with open source projects in the NGINX product group at F5 to promote the advantages of modern architectures and orchestration for solving the challenges of large-scale distributed systems, especially with today's fast-moving cycles.
Dave has been a champion of open systems and open source from the early days of Linux to today's world of clouds and containers. He speaks on topics such as the real-world issues associated with emerging software architectures and practices. Currently, his driving interests are app management, observability, and service mesh.
Dave was named as one of the top ten pioneers in open source by Computer Business Review, having cut his teeth on Linux and compilers before the phrase "open source" was coined.