35 Questions to ask in your job interview

I was digging through some old material I created for interviewing and thought I would share. So here it is…best questions to ask your interviewers. What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job? What does your average day look like? What are the most important qualities for someone to be successful in this role? What are your expectations for the first months, 2 months, 6 months? Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years? »

SRECon Americas 2018 Day 2 Notes

Day 2 of SRECon started with an introduction from Kurt and Betsy (the Program Chairs) and then three set of plenary’s talks. The following is a set of notes I put together from the talks I went to today. If you Don’t Know WHere You’re Going, It Doesn’t Matter How Fast You Get There Nicole Forsgren & Jez Humble Slides found here. The talk generally was about strategic planning and measuring your performance/ success. »

SRECon US 2018 Day 3: What I'm seeing

The talk’s I’m wathing today are: Containerization War Stories Resolving Outages Faster with Better Debugging Strategies Monitoring DNS with Open-Source Solutions “Capacity Prediction” instead of “Capacity Planning”: How Uber Uses ML to Accurately Forecast Resource Utilization DIstributed Tracing, Lessons Learned Whispers in Chaos: Searching for Weak Signals in Incidents Architecting a Technical Post Mortem Your System has recovered from an Incident, but have your Developers The Day 3 Plenary sessions are: * The History of Fire Escapes * Leaping form mainframes to AWS: Technology Time Travel in the Government * Operational Excellence in Aprils Fools’ Pranks »

SRECon Americas 2018 Day 1 Review

Hi all, This year marks my 3rd year at SRECon Americas. This year brings a 3-day format with the first day being exclusively dedicated to workshops. Hooray! The workshops included: Containers from Scratch SRE Classroom, or How to Build a Distributed System in 3 Hours Profiling JVM Applications in Production Incident Command for IT - What We’ve Learned from the Fire Department Kubernetes 101 Chaos Engineering Bootcamp Ansible for SRE Teams Tech Writing 101 for SREs For the first session, I attended the Containers from Scratch session. »