Brian Flannery is the Ecosystem Manager for NATS.io at Apcera. NATS is an open source messaging system that is extremely simple, secure, and scalable – making it a popular choice for developers building modern distributed systems. Brian has previously spent time at several other infrastructure software companies, including rPath (acquired by SAS), Eucalyptus (acquired by HP Enterprise). Brian lives in Cary, NC and has attended both NC State and UNC Chapel Hill. He holds US, Irish, and Jamaican citizenship, and enjoys traveling.