Building a Path to the Future: Mentoring New SREs

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 11:45 am12:30 pm

Chastity Blackwell


Mentorship has long been an important part of bringing people into the operations and reliability space, especially people early in their careers, due to the relative lack of formal training available in these fields. However, being a good mentor is not always easy—and the pandemic, with many of us moving to remote work for the long term, has made it even more difficult. This talk will discuss strategies you can use to be a more effective mentor, even in a remote work setting.

Chastity Blackwell[node:field-speakers-institution]

Chastity Blackwell has been working in operations for more than twenty years, in everything from universities and civic tech to startups and large tech companies, and will have this whole computer thing down any day now. She is a strong believer in the character building qualities of Midwest winters and deep dish pizza.

SREcon22 Americas Open Access Sponsored by Blameless

@conference {278126,
author = {Chastity Blackwell},
title = {Building a Path to the Future: Mentoring New {SREs}},
year = {2022},
address = {San Francisco, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = mar

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