Jon Goldman


“Jonny Gold” is a solutions architect at Cox Automotive with over 19 years of experience in each phase of development.  As a member of HomeNet Automotive’s Platform Team, he works with the product folks, architects, and developers to arrive at solutions that balance academic elegance with real-world pragmatism.  The whiteboards near his desk are covered with hieroglyphics, erased, and covered again & again & again, but he still slings plenty of code.  C# is his weapon of choice and he brings that to bear on system-wide frameworks, steering clear of the UI in favor of more capable hands.

Jon enjoys playing with his two daughters, gaming, and generally geeking out.  You can find him on Steam or XBox as IonAurum.

Monitoring in Meatspace

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 3:00 pm in

Most of the things we work with, manage, and maintain need to alert us when things go clunk. There are plenty of ways to do so with emails, text messages, giant TVs on the wall, little systray icons, and so on. Those are helpful and all, but they may not be engaging enough. We can do better. We can bridge the abstract world and the physical universe. We can bring our monitors and alerts into meatspace in fun and engaging ways.

In the first part of the talk I’ll share some ideas and share what we’ve done at HomeNet to harness the power of Phillips HUE bulbs to bring focus to our continuous integration builds and some system monitoring. Then we’ll spend some time brainstorming together new ways to shed light on the darker corners of everyone’s systems.

RabbitMQ – Robust Messaging for Applications

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 8:30 am in

RabbitMQ is a great implementation of AMQP and can be used for a many situations. In this session we’ll explore some classic messaging patterns and how they can be expressed via RabbitMQ. We’ll also delve into some advanced message routing and management. Keeping our broker alive and happy is important, too, so we’ll talk about clustering and high availability and all that jazz.

An Architectural Oasis: Shifting the Sands for a Better Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

HomeNet has traditionally been batch-oriented with monolithic applications.  Neither of these ideas are going to serve us well into the future. This presentation will peel back the covers on what our next generation architecture will be as we move towards an event-driven mesh of microservices.  Discover how technologies like NServiceBus, RabbitMQ and Couchbase have been mashed-up and remixed to tackle real-world business scenarios.