Chris Nguyen is the CEO and Co-founder of LogDNA, a Kubernetes-based multi-cloud log management company that he co-founded in 2016. Chris’ leadership led to LogDNA to be named a Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 Rising Star. Prior to LogDNA, Chris founded two other companies with Lee Liu: TeamSave, a joint venture with eBay Classified Group, and JobLoft, which was acquired by onTargetjobs/Warburg Pincus Portfolio. He served as CEO of both companies. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology from Ryerson University.
As LogDNA’s Developer Advocate, Laura Santamaria loves to learn and explain how things work. She bridges the gap between external developers and SREs and internal engineering teams. Prior to LogDNA, Laura worked as a Software Developer at Rackspace where she owned Deconst, an open-source documentation delivery platform, and MC’ed Rackspace’s internal technical conference. Apart from work, she helps host tech Meetups, teaches Python for Women Who Code, and volunteers with DevOpsDays, all in her city of Austin, TX. She likes to talk about devops practices, Kubernetes, and best practices for logging. Outside of tech, Laura runs, plays with her dogs, throws discs, and watches clouds—the real kind. Laura holds a Bachelors in the Science of Earth Systems from Cornell University.
Muaz Siddiqui is a Principal Software Engineer with LogDNA. Muaz’s ardent focus is on solving fundamental big data problems, including search and data pipelines. He created LogDNA’s data pipeline from scratch and scaled it to handle petabytes of data a day. Prior to LogDNA, Muaz created startups focused on content generation and distribution. He contributes to open-source projects, regularly shares his experience of tackling big data problems, and is passionate about human-computer interfaces. Muaz recently presented at DevOps World 2019 and on a LogDNA webinar discussing Elasticsearch Index Manager. He holds a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ryan Staatz is the Head of DevOps at LogDNA, where he migrated the company’s infrastructure from VMs to Kubernetes. His team partners with large enterprise companies like IBM to establish stability across deployments, expand LogDNA’s compliance repertoire, and improve observability at scale. Ryan presents frequently on scaling Elasticsearch on Kubernetes, handling challenges with a multi-cloud infrastructure, running Kubernetes on bare metal, and managing dozens of separate production environments. Prior to LogDNA, Ryan has worked at enterprise companies like WhatsApp and continues to have a passion for his contributions at startups. Ryan holds a BS in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Peter Cho is the VP of Product Management at LogDNA, a leader in logging for multi-cloud, on-premise, and Kubernetes. Previously, Peter served as VP of Product Management at Manifold.co, where he led product development on a cloud-native developer tools marketplace, building out a series of APIs, integrations, and dashboards while simultaneously scaling up the partner ecosystem from scratch. As the Head of Heroku’s Ecosystem Program (a Salesforce company), Peter owned and scaled a partner ecosystem of 150+ third party vendors and developed partnerships with Facebook (via Parse) and Slack to increase mutual developer adoption. He has also advised a number of developer-focused companies including Ionic, SendGrid and Twilio on how to build and scale their own developer ecosystems. Peter holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.