Matt Oswalt is a technologist with a wide range of interests, including software development, network infrastructure, IT automation, and computer graphics. He's passionate about diving into highly technical and challenging topics, and sharing this knowledge with the technology community.
I work on all kinds of things these days, but here’s a brief summary:
- Being a Dad
- Systems Software Development (primarily Go and Rust).
- Infrastructure Automation (especially Cloud and Networking))
- Graphics Programming (e.g. Vulkan)
My longest running publication is of course this personal technical blog, which I started at the very beginning of my career in 2010.
I also co-authored the book “Network Programmability and Automation”, published in 2018 by O’Reilly.
I still regularly contribute to Open Source projects, so my GitHub profile will offer some good insight into many of the things I’ve worked on. Some highlights:
- I created and help maintain the Antidote project, which powers NRE Labs
- I worked as a core developer on the StackStorm event-driven automation project for a few years, and still contribute when I find the time.
- I started a project called ToDD which performs distributed network testing. It’s suffering from a bit of neglect at the moment, and I’m hoping to have some time soon to get back into it and restructure things.
A brief summary of some of my speaking engagements, with special emphasis on instances where public recordings are available:
- Introduction to NRE Labs at Open Source Summit EU 2019
- Introduction to NRE at INOG::10
- NRE Labs at Network Field Day 20
- Network Automation and Verification at NFD17
- Three Traits of NRE (Juniper Video)
- NRE at Open Networking Summit
- Open Source Summit NA 2019
- PyOhio 2015: “Network Automation with Ansible and Python”
Not recorded, but also:
- Interop 2019:
- Interop 2016 which included three separate talks:
- “Test-Driven Network Automation”
- “The Network Revolution is a Lie”
- “DevOps-Centric Networking at eBay" (I was working for eBay at the time)
- Interop 2015: “Practical Network Automation Workshop with Ansible and Python”