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Alison’s story with Rollbar

Alison’s story with Rollbar

Alison Gianotto

Founder / Chief Mohawk Officer

Alison Gianotto

Alison has now been using Rollbar for 100 months!

1. What company do you work for (describe the product/service) and what projects are you working on there?

I am the founder, lead developer and CEO of Grokability, Inc. We make the open source IT asset management software Snipe-IT (, and the email address validation system GoodForms (

Snipe-IT has been around for 10 years, and aims to provide a low-cost IT asset management platform that you don't have to be a rocket surgeon to use, but is flexible enough to customize to your own bespoke IT needs via our powerful REST API. You can download and run Snipe-IT yourself for free, or you can sign up for a hosted version where we take the hassle out of maintaining yet another server.

GoodForms is an email address validation and certification platform that allows websites that contain email address forms ensure that the emails they collect are actually deliverable. With one line of javascript, you can be sure that the email addresses submitted are real, which prevents accidental typos (because who among us hasn't fat-fingered their own email before) and also protects your IP address reputation.

2. What are you most passionate about in your current and/or past roles?

Open source is critical to Grokability, so I'm very passionate about open sourcing everything we can while building an ethical, compassionate company. I've been a contributor in open source for over 25 years and like many of us, I wouldn't have a career without it. I'm also very passionate about putting good security tools (like Snipe-IT) into the hands of IT workers who are generally under-appreciated and overworked, and who often have to beg for every cent of IT infrastructure budget they can get.

3. Is there anything in particular about Rollbar that has kept you a loyal user all this time?

Rollbar is still the very first thing I set up on any new project or product. We ship code often, and there has been no tool more valuable in our toolbox to be able to quickly identify issues lightning fast, often before the customer even notices.

"Rollbar allows us to go from alerting to impact analysis and resolution in a matter of minutes. Without it we would be flying blind."

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