"Don't Follow Leaders" or "All Models Are Wrong (and So Am I)"

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Tuesday, 12 October, 2021 - 14:1515:00

Niall Murphy, RelyAbility


Five years after the publication of the SRE book, it's a good time to reflect on what it did—the good and the bad, the ugly and the beautiful, and relate it to what is going on in production engineering in general, SRE in particular, and the problems in the field we've yet unaddressed and/or created for ourselves.

Niall Murphy, RelyAbility

Niall Murphy has worked in Internet infrastructure since the mid-1990s, specializing in large online services. He has worked with all of the major cloud providers from their Dublin, Ireland offices, and most recently at Microsoft, where he was global head of Azure Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). He is the instigator, co-author, and editor of the two Google SRE books, and he is probably one of the few people in the world to hold degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Poetry Studies. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.

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