Why This Stuff Is Hard

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 1:55 pm2:40 pm

Lorin Hochstein, Netflix


We all face challenges in doing the work of keeping our systems up and running, from ever-growing complexity to the time pressure of delivering new features into production. This talk will bring these challenges into focus, treating them as first-class entities that are common to our work rather than being pathologies that are unique to our own local organizations. We'll also explore what we can do to increase our chances of success by recognizing the nature of these constraints.

Lorin Hochstein, Netflix

Lorin Hochstein is a Sr. Software Engineer at Netflix. He was previously Sr. Software Engineer at SendGrid Labs, Lead Architect for Cloud Services at Nimbis Services, Computer Scientist at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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@conference {286242,
author = {Lorin Hochstein},
title = {Why This Stuff Is Hard},
year = {2023},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = mar

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