matt williams is a technovangelist

Matt is one of the Evangelists at Datadog and an organizer of DevOps Days Boston and Serverless Days Boston. He is passionate about the power of monitoring and metrics to make large-scale systems stable and manageable. So he tours the country speaking and writing about monitoring with Datadog. When he's not on the road, he's coding. You can find Matt (technovangelist) on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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My first day with the Airpods Pro

31 October, 2019

Yesterday I was riding from the nearby T station towards the center of town to pick up our daughter from our nanny share. As always, I heard the surrounding traffic while listening to a podcast. After docking at the Blue Bike station at the end of my route, I lifted my hand to my ear and held the stem of my ear buds for a second and whoosh. The world went away. This is what it’s like to have the new AirPods Pro in my ears. I hear the noise when I need it and don’t when I want it to go away. 

I am new to writing reviews of headphones. A company recently sent me a pair to review on my YouTube channel. In fact, two companies have sent some. But I am not yet at a professional reviewers level of experience.  So I will not use those wishy-washy words to describe the feelings I experience as the tones smother my ears. That‘s as close as I can get and it just sounded stupid. I try to avoid sounding stupid. I will however tell you what I can see and hear and touch.  

Earlier in the day I had just received the new AirPods Pro. Yeah, it’s kinda like a team of Attorneys General, so don’t say AirPod Pros. The package was unassuming and even the case inside the box was almost exactly the size I had gotten used to holding in my pocket for the last few years. But these weren’t my old AirPods. 

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03/12/19Tracing the Black Box of ServerlessServerless Days Boston 2019
11/29/18How Trek10 Uses Datadog's Distributed Tracing to Improve AWS Lambda ProjectsAWS re:Invent
10/23/18Orchestrating Serverless with Step FunctionsDevOps Days Phoenix
10/18/18Datadog 101 WorkshopDatadog Summit London
09/20/18Cloud Foundry Monitoring using DatadogCloud Native New York
09/12/18Orchestrating Serverless with AWS Step FunctionsBaltimore DevOps
08/07/18Orchestrating Serverless with AWS Step FunctionsThat Conference

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