An Engineer's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep

DevOps Lisbon
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Supporting modern day distributed microservice architectures has become infinitely more complex. Nicky Wrightson is coming all the way from the UK to share the mechanisms she has implemented to solve some of those operational issues and most importantly avoid getting support calls at 3am! Don't miss this great session!

Doors open at 19:00 and talks will start at 19:15 sharp, please be on time!

There will be drinks and food after the talks, as usual!

We will have a book to raffle among those who arrive before 19:15!


Talk: An Engineer's Guide to a Good Night's Sleep
Speaker: Nicky Wrightson

As organisations look to empower engineers more, and embrace devops practices, we have seen the support role change quite a bit too. Developers are moving from being purely third line support, to working more collaboratively with engineers and operational staff. Also as we move to cloud native microservice solutions the increased complexity and diversity of our production landscape means operational staff may well rely more heavily on the engineers, in particular out of hours.

I have spent the last 18 years working across a plethora of industries utilising a myriad of technology and approaches. From working on everything from trading applications to content enrichment APIs, I have seen a lot of approaches and processes try to help minimise operational support for developers.

In this talk, I will be exploring and discussing some of my top approaches and techniques to help reduce the risk of that dreaded 3am call! You will gain some practical insight into how to handle failure in today's more complex distributed microservice systems. This will include looking at approaches to resiliency, understanding your system, understanding the requirements for fault tolerance, and the developers' mindset necessary for this. I will be peppering this talk with real world examples and an occasional war story along the way too.

Nicky is a principal engineer working at Skyscanner and formerly of the Financial Times. She passionately drives forward cloud native architectures and approaches that allow engineers to deliver deliver business value quickly whilst also reducing the support overhead needed for complex distributed systems.



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