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SRE Topics: Are majority of Engineering Teams doomed to mediocrity? + Q&A

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SRE Topics: Are majority of Engineering Teams doomed to mediocrity? + Q&A


According to DevOps Research & Assessment (DORA) report, elite teams get code to users 100x faster than the bottom half of teams, deploy 46x more frequently, and restore service from incidents in 2666x less time! Is this a skill gap (spoiler: NO), a technical problem, or a business one? Most importantly, how can you help your team function at an elite level?

Charity Majors – CTO at Honeycomb and a former Product Engineering Manager at Facebook, will go through the sociotechnical strategies great teams (worldwide) are using to be happier and more productive… and why they all begin with Observability.

Liz Fong-Jones – Developer Advocate at Honeycomb and a former Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google, will give us and SRE Overview (from SLOs and SLIs to Error Budgets and Observability)... then along with Charity – explain what Honeycomb is about, and answer any of your questions!


6:00 – 6:15 Introductions, Networking & Opening remarks
6:15 – 7:00 Feature Presentation
7:00 – 7:45 SRE Crash Course & Q&A
7:45 – 8:00 Manning Publications raffle & Closing remarks


1. The 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps: Elite performance, productivity, and scaling

2. Check out the book Charity wrote: "Database Reliability Engineering"

3. the company she co-founded:

4. and her conference talks (e.g., to see you will be in for a TREAT!

5. Got your interest? Go to "Ask an SRE" (Site Reliability Engineering) panel

6. and the webcast "SLO Theory: Why the Business needs SLOs"


Please bring along plenty of enthusiasm and questions – we're looking forward to it being a fun-filled evening!

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