Michael Friedrich is a Senior Developer Evangelist at GitLab focussing on backend dev, ops and sec. He studied Hardware/Software Systems Engineering and moved into a role on DNS and monitoring development at the University of Vienna and ACO.net. Michael was a maintainer of Icinga, an OSS monitoring software, for 11 years before joining GitLab. He loves engaging with new technologies in the Monitoring/Observability, CI/CD and security area and regularly speaks at events and meetups. Current projects involve Prometheus exporters, tracing and pipeline efficiency. Michael hosts a technology coffee chat called “#everyonecancontribute cafe” on everyonecancontribute.com.