• HumanOps - Focusing on the human side of running infrastructure

    A superhero culture exists and unreasonable expectations are placed on Ops. We want to highlight the importance of the health of teams running systems, not just the systems themselves. We're encouraging the discussion of ideas and best practices around how to look after the team who look after your systems. Come for drinks, light snacks, and good conversation. Presenting will be David Mytton, VP Product Engineering at StackPath, former CEO/Founder of Server Density (acquired by StackPath 2018) and Subbu Balakrishnan, Principal at BacklashZero LLC and Formally of Keen.IO and Good.CO. Presentations will be followed by Q&A plus cocktails/networking.

  • HumanOps San Francisco, January Meetup

    PagerDuty

    Overview

    HumanOps is a set of principles which focus on the human aspects of running infrastructure.

    It deliberately highlights the importance of the people running systems, not just the systems themselves.

    The health of your infrastructure is not just about hardware, software, automation, and uptime - it also includes the health and sustainability of your team.

    This meetup will focus on postmortems / learning reviews --- How should one capture details and learn from problems that occur? What has been successful for organizations adopting a blameless postmortem culture? Do things need to break beforehand in order to learn from them?

    Schedule

    6:30PM - 7:00PM Open discussion & food

    7:00PM - 8:00PM Speakers

    Speakers

    April White, Sr. Systems Engineer, Linden Lab

    (More to be announced)

    Sponsors

    PagerDuty

    Code of Conduct

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

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  • HumanOps San Francisco, October Meetup

    Nylas HQ

    HumanOps is a set of principles which focus on the human aspects of running infrastructure.

    It deliberately highlights the importance of the people running systems, not just the systems themselves.

    The health of your infrastructure is not just about hardware, software, automation, and uptime - it also includes the health and sustainability of your team.

    This meetup will focus on burnout --- how it feels like, how to deal with it, how to manage people so that they don't burn out. We all know people who've burned out, or have been "funemployed" for a long time. Why is it so common in our industry? How can we help our friends, colleagues, and employees not get burned out?

    This meetup will be four short (10-minutes) talks followed by an hour of discussion.

    Speakers

    Kathy Allen (@groknaut (https://twitter.com/groknaut)), "Body Burnout".

    Elizabeth K. Joseph (@pleia2 (https://twitter.com/pleia2)), "A day offline per week"

    Tara Hernandez (@tequilarista (https://twitter.com/tequilarista)), "Fanning the flames"

    Christine Spang (@spang (https://twitter.com/spang)), "Setting up a sustainable on-call rotation"

    Venue

    Nylas HQ

    695 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Sponsors

    Nylas

    Code of Conduct

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

  • HumanOps San Francisco, 1st meetup

    Yelp HQ

    Important: As well as registering here, please register at the EventBrite event (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/humanops-san-francisco-meetup-tickets-25992579505), otherwise you won't be able to gain entrance to the event if we hit capacity:

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/humanops-san-francisco-meetup-tickets-25992579505

    HumanOps is a set of principles which focus on the human aspects of running infrastructure.

    It deliberately highlights the importance of the teams running systems, not just the systems themselves.

    The health of your infrastructure is not just about hardware, software, automations and uptime - it also includes the health and wellbeing of your team.

    The goal of HumanOps is to improve and maintain the good health of your team: easing communication, reducing fatigue and reducing stress.

    This meetup will present several short talks from a variety of speakers about how they think about and implement these ideas in their own teams.

    Contribute with your views on https://github.com/HumanOps/HumanOps and www.humanops.com (http://www.humanops.com/)!

    Previous Meetups

    1st HumanOps Meetup in London (https://www.meetup.com/HumanOps-London/events/229460050/)

    Speakers

    - Jenni Snyder @jcsuperstar (https://twitter.com/jcsuperstar) from Yelp with WE'RE NOT YELLING AT YOU

    - Charity Majors @mipsytipsy (https://twitter.com/mipsytipsy) from hound with Unfucking Your Company's Oncall Culture (Not Just for Ops)

    - Ben Hughes @benjammingh (https://twitter.com/benjammingh) with Impostor Syndrome in tech: someone can do this talk better than me

    - Eric Sigler @esigler (https://twitter.com/esigler) from PagerDuty with Strategies for keeping your sanity, and being on call, all at the same time

    Venue

    Yelp HQ

    140 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Sponsors

    Server Density

    Yelp

    Code of Conduct

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

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