Start Small, Scale Big: Building and Scaling Platforms and SRE Culture at Startups

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 10:55 am11:50 am

Yash Shanker Srivastava


Platform and Site Reliability Engineering is just as crucial for startups as it is for bigger organizations, if not more, as it creates enabling technologies and culture for the various Engineering, Product Development, and Business use cases of organizations, and imbibes a culture of continuous feedback. SRE, done "suitably" right, can lead companies to efficiently deliver high-quality, secure, compliant, robust, and reliable products to their customers. This talk proposes to share the lessons learned from setting up teams and building Platforms and SRE culture for Startups and Scaleups. After the talk, the audience will take away a Framework of principles for setting up a Culture of Site Reliability Engineering, and practical learnings and insights to build and scale SRE teams and platforms that can handle the demands of a growing user base, in a dynamic and fast-changing startup environment.

Yash Shanker Srivastava[node:field-speakers-institution]

Yash Shanker is an Engineer based in Bangalore, India. Yash started his journey in Software Engineering by developing payment products at PayU Payments in India. Over the last 6 years, he has helped organizations across Germany, India, Singapore, and Thailand adopt and mature into the DevOps culture. He is currently working as Engineering Manager for the DevOps team at Toplyne, building Platforms and DevEx for the Engineering and Data teams.

@conference {288289,
author = {Yash Shanker Srivastava},
title = {Start Small, Scale Big: Building and Scaling Platforms and {SRE} Culture at Startups},
year = {2023},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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