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Ep 11 - Andrew Burian - Blockchain & Observability

Sep 6, 2022

Blockchain and Observability: How Dapper Lab Keeps Track of NFT Transactions & Data in the Crypto-Space

Blockchain technologies and NFT present unique monitoring and observability challenges.

Andrew Burian, SRE Director at Dapper Labs, talks all things blockchain and observability with Elias, in today's episode of All Things Ops.

What's in it for you:

  1. How Andrew manages the challenges of flexibly scaling companies from an IT perspective
  2. The observability challenges in tracking NFT transactions via different crypto wallets
  3. How Dapper Labs built their observability system to provide external developers with the necessary data on their own blockchain
  4. Which tools Dapper uses and promotes to their developer community to trace, store and distribute data


About Andrew

Andrew is SRE Director at Dapper Labs. He founded its SRE team and developed the department into a full scale staff, offering cloud infrastructure, observability, release engineering, and security services to the product developments at scale. Andrew has been working in software development and cyber reliability engineering for about 10 years. His interest in technology began in high school. The first device he destroyed was his father's laptop.

Find Andrew on LinkedIn: ​​​​​​​


About Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs is a consumer-focused flow blockchain product made for fun and games and supports digital collectables. The company behind NBA Top Shot brings NFTs and new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. Dapper Labs has given consumer enthusiasts a real stake in the game by bringing them closer to the brands they love, building engaged and exciting communities for them to contribute to, and producing new pathways for them to become creators themselves.


About the host

Elias is Director of International and Indirect Business at tribe29. He comes from a strategy consulting background, but has been an entrepreneur for the better part of the last 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to do triathlon.

Get in touch with Elias via LinkedIn or email: 



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