Brian is the Cofounder and CEO of Rollbar, a SF-based provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, where he leads the company’s overall strategy and direction. He founded the company with Cory Virok in 2012. Prior to Rollbar, Brian was the CTO and Co-founder of Lolapps, a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms. Brian attended Stanford University where he studied Management Science and Engineering.
One of the biggest challenges that teams face when moving to DevOps is that releasing new code more often means that no matter how much testing you do, there will be more code-related incidents. Developers get woken up in the middle of the night and get burned out. The best way to address this is with automatic remediation – to automatically execute known remediation runbooks (e.g. restart an erroring server) or automatically restore the system to a known-good state (e.g. turn off a feature flag, or roll back to a previous version).11 November 2021