Tech Leadership in SRE

Thursday, 2017, August 31 - 11:4512:30

Sean Rees, Google

Abstract: 

The job of a technical lead (TL) is probably not what you think it is.

The role of a TL in a team is as much about fostering social bonds as it is about technical excellence. For a tech lead, it's not enough to be a technical expert, they must also foster unity within a team so they can move forward—together—towards the same goal.

This talk will (quickly) cover the role of a tech lead, some myths about tech leads, interactions/overlaps with other team roles (e.g; manager, individual contributor), and how to best make use of your own TL.

Sean Rees, Google

Sean Rees is a long-time SRE tech lead in Google, now working in the networking space after stints in storage and ads.

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BibTeX
@conference {205522,
author = {Sean Rees},
title = {Tech Leadership in {SRE}},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
}