Open Source With Phil Dibowitz

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Matt is joined by Facebook Production Engineer Phil Dibowitz to talk about the state of Open Source today, the changes it has gone through in his career, as well as some of the best ways to get started in the world of Open Source.

Show Notes

  • Panel Discussion from ChefConf 2015: Have Your Bets on Open Paid Off? Moderated by Cade Metz, Wired Magazine Panelists: Mark Russinovich (Microsoft), Jeff Arcuri (Gap), Phil Dibowitz (Facebook)

  • Errata: “We’re no longer an airline. We’re a software company with wings.” Matt’s quote at 17:02 was from Alaska Airlines, not United Airlines.


Phil Dibowitz

Phil Dibowitz

Phil Dibowitz has been working in systems engineering for 12 years and is currently a production engineer at Facebook. Initially, he worked on the traffic infrastructure team, automating load balancer configuration management, as well as designing and building the production IPv6 infrastructure. He now leads the team responsible for rebuilding the configuration management system from the ground up. Prior to Facebook, he worked at Google, where he managed the large Gmail environment, and at Ticketmaster, where he co-authored and open sourced a configuration management tool called Spine. He also contributes to, and maintains, various open source projects and has spoken at conferences and LUG’s on a variety of topics from Path MTU Discovery to X509.


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.