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Friday, September 1 • 16:20 - 17:10
Persistent SRE Antipatterns: Pitfalls On the Road to Creating a Successful SRE Program Like Netflix and Google

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What isn’t Site Reliability Engineering? Does your NOC escalate outages to your DevOops Engineer, who in turn calls your Packaging and Deployment Team? Did your Chef just sprinkle some Salt on your Ansible Red Hat and call it SRE? Lots of companies claim to have SRE teams, but some don’t quite understand the full value proposition, or what shiny technologies and organizational structures will negatively impact your operations, rather than empowering your team to accomplish your mission.

You’ll hear stories about anti-patterns in Monitoring, Incident Response, Configuration Management, and more that we’ve tripped over in our own teams, seen actually proposed as good practice in talks at other conferences, and heard as we speak to peers scattered around the industry. We'll also discuss how Google and Netflix each view the role of the SRE, and how it differs from the traditional Systems Administrator role. The talk also explains why freedom and responsibility are key, trust is required, and when chaos is your friend.

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Blake Bisset

Blake got his first legal tech job at 16, long enough ago that he’s entitled to make shakeyfists while shouting “Get off my LAN!”He did three startups (a Dupont/ConAgra venture; a UW biotech spinoff; and this other time some kids were sitting around New Year's Eve, wondering... Read More →
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Jonah Horowitz

Site Reliability Engineer
Jonah is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer with 18 years experience building and scaling production applications. He's worked at several startups and large companies including Quantcast, Netflix, and Stripe.

Friday September 1, 2017 16:20 - 17:10 IST
Pembroke and Lansdowne Rooms