Tom Limoncelli on "My Operations Reform Checklist"

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This month's food sponsor is: Salt Search Ltd.

6:30pm Doors open
6:30-7pm Social time
7pm: Speaker starts
9pm: Meeting ends


Topic: Operations Reform: Tom Sawyer-ing Your Way To Operational Excellence
Speaker: Tom Limoncelli, SRE Manager, Stack Overflow, Inc

Stack Overflow, Inc. had 150+ services across 3 teams with very little consistency in operational hygiene. Using a simple self-assessment, teams were motivated to improve. The self-assessment is blameless, non-bureaucratic, and succeeds where KPIs fail.

NOTE: This is a rehearsal of a talk Tom will be giving at a DOES2018 ( and LISA2018 ( After the talk, the audience will be asked for feedback.

About the speaker:
Tom is an internationally recognized author, speaker, system administrator and DevOps advocate. His latest book, the 3rd edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration (, launches November 2016. He is also known for The Practice of Cloud System Administration (, and Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly). He works in New York City at Stack Overflow ( Previously he's worked Google, Bell Labs / Lucent, AT&T and others. His blog is and he tweets @YesThatTom.


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