Mike Julian is Founder at Aster Labs, a consultancy that guides startups on building effective monitoring for their apps and infrastructure. Previously an operations engineer for more than a decade, Mike has worked with many well-known companies, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Peak Hosting, and Taos Consulting (where he worked with companies such as Synaptics, AirBnB, and a Target subsidiary). Often finding himself the champion of monitoring, Mike has helped numerous companies with designing and building better monitoring on their ever-elusive path to safer and more reliable infrastructure.
Mike is a transplant from Knoxville, Tennessee and currently resides in San Francisco, CA. When he’s not pointing out monitoring antipatterns, Mike can be found enjoying a good wine, a late-night bonfire in the mountains, or the roar of a well-tuned v8 engine.
Find out more about Mike at MikeJulian.com and Aster Labs at AsterLabs.io.