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SRE Items of the Week
Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox with Tammy Butow @tammybutow
The mess and success of building open leadership (notes from Kubernetes Leadership Summit)
Three weeks ago, Kubernetes leaders met for a very busy day to reflect and plan how the community was being growing. I was humbled to be part of the Kubernetes Leadership Summit due to my work as the Cluster Ops SIG co-chair. READ MORE
Ops integration will be scary, proceed with haste
As CEO of RackN, I talk to a lot of operations teams who have big aspirations for automation that are faltering due to internal resistance. Generally, we’re talking to the SREs on the team. Sadly, those SREs are often stymied by narrowly scoped teams and house-of-cards technical debt. READ MORE
The Case for Ops Engineering Pay Equity with Charity Majors
Charity Majors is one of my DevOps and SRE heroes* so it was great fun to be able to debate SRE with her at Gluecon this spring. Encouraged by Mike Maney to retell the story, we got to recapture our disagreement about “Is SRE is Good Term?” from the evening before. READ MORE
Datanauts #89 Dives Deep on SRE Approach and Urgency
In Datanauts 089, Chris Wahl and Ethan Banks help me break down the concepts from my “DevOps vs SRE vs Cloud Native” presentation from DevOpsDays Austin last spring. They do a great job exploring the tough topics and concepts from the presentation. It’s almost like an extended Q&A so you may want to review the slides or recording before diving into the podcast.
Here are my notes from the podcast READ MORE
5 Laws every aspiring Devops engineer should know by @ChrisShort
“A good engineer is a lazy engineer,” some will say. And to a certain extent, it’s true: Laziness is a great quality if you’re automating repetitive tasks. But laziness flies in the face of learning new technologies and getting new work done. Somewhere between Junior Systems Administrator and Senior DevOps Engineer, laziness no longer becomes an advantage.
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