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Building a healthy work life balance. Stories from Etsy + more!

Important: As well as registering here, please register at the Eventbrite Event, otherwise you won't be able to gain entrance to the event if we hit capacity:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humanops-london-meetup-nov-16-tickets-28864766293

Following the amazing success of the first HumanOps Meetup in May (thanks for the stars everyone), we've been working hard to get something just as exciting planned for the end of the year.

We've managed that with some help from our friends at Facebook who have agreed to provide us with an amazing space to host. 

Please see below for the full list of amazing speakers. On the night, we'll have several short talks around HumanOps principles and implementation – alongside plenty of time for questions, private discussions and refreshments. 

Contribute with your views on https://github.com/HumanOps/HumanOps and www.humanops.com 

We hope to see you soon!


Schedule:

Here's what to expect from 6pm onwards on the 21st November 2016.

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18:00 - 18:15 (sharp) --> Arrive + get comfortable.

18:15 - 18:20 --> Welcome message from David at Server Density.

18:20 - 18:40 --> Sabrina has been helping to build Songkick since 2008. She’ll be talking about how Songkick prunes its code, for simpler products and happier developers.

18:40 - 19:00 --> Jon Cowie is a Web Operations Manager at Etsy. He’ll be talking about how to build and retain a healthy work life balance with distributed teams in different timezones, managing work life balance when joining a new company and what managers can do to set their distributed and remote employees up for success.

19:00 - 19:20 Break --> Eat, drink and be merry.

19:20 - 19:40 --> Stephanie is the VP of Engineering at LaterPay. She’ll be talking about how to recover when things go wrong.

19:40 - 20:00 --> Rodrigo Campos is a production engineering manager at the London Facebook office. He’ll be talking about teams around people – how Facebook creates Production Engineering teams. 

20:00 - 21:00 --> Free for all. Eat, drink and be merry.


Speaker list:

Jon Cowie is a Web Operations Manager at Etsy where he’s recently switched from working on interesting technical problems to focus on interesting people problems. In his former life as an individual contributor he wrote O’Reilly’s “Customizing Chef” book and contributed to a number of open source projects.

Jon (@jonlives) will be talking about how to build and retain a healthy work life balance with distributed teams in different timezones, managing work life balance when joining a new company and what managers can do to set their distributed and remote employees up for success.

Sabrina Leandro (@saleandro) moved to London from Brazil, and since 2008 has been helping build Songkick, a live music platform for fans and artists. She enjoys working in cross-functional teams developing useful and delightful products, while focusing on code quality and good software design practices.

Sabrina will be talking about how Songkick prunes its code, for simpler products and happier developers.

Stephanie Richardson-Dreyer is the VP of Engineering at LaterPay, where she focuses on helping the engineering team to be as awesome as possible in every way. She was previously the Platform Operations Manager for GOV.UK, where she brought a human focus to operations for the UK government's website.

Stephanie will be sharing her experiences around how to recover when things go wrong. 

Rodrigo Campos is a production engineering manager at the London Facebook office, before that he took several roles in a few companies in Latin America, mostly managing engineering and operations teams in the retail and IaaS industries.

Rodrigo will be sharing his experience of teams around people – How we create Production Engineering teams? This talk will cover the most important aspects of building and supporting a production engineering team, from the recruiting phase to the onboarding process.



Venue

The Facebook London office will be providing their event venue at their offices near Warren Street, Central London.

We have a strict limit of 100 people so please RSVP soon to avoid disappointment.


Sponsor: Server Density

Server Density is a SaaS tool which helps you run your infrastructure. It syncs with the major cloud providers and and allows you to monitor your websites and servers from a single console, API and mobile app so you can diagnose problems, maintain uptime and maximise performance. 

Have a look at our DevOps blog & some of their articles around HumanOps: blog.serverdensity.com


Code of Conduct

The http://hackcodeofconduct.org applies to all our meetups.


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  • Yan C.

    hello, thought you might want to know that http://www.humanops.com/ is returning a 404

    1 · November 22

    • David M

      Thanks, this is fixed!

      1 · November 23

  • Rajesh J.

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    Great talks tonight on teamwork, communication, expectation setting and the human side of incident management. Looking forward to the next one (with more gardening / biology metaphors) !

    November 21

  • Connon M.

    Interesting talks on the softerside of tech. Great advise - Listen, give people a chance and do everything you can to top people being woken needlessly? What is there not to like?

    November 21

  • Matt P.

    The Meetup says Nov 21 but Eventbrite has the 16th!

    October 25

    • David M

      We'll get that fixed. It's just in the title - the actual event date metadata appears to be correct :)

      October 25

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