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Making sense of SRE and observability, one week at a time

What is site reliability engineering (SRE) really about? How can I make sense of it in my organisation? How do I cut through the buzzwords and actually improve the lives of my colleagues and customers?

Episode 82 - CI/CD with Amin Astaneh
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Episode 81 - Incident Management in Non-Prod Environments

"Environment issues are just incidents that happened to occur in a non-production environment"... so why do we treat them so differently? In this first episode of the 2024 season I reflect on how we handle incidents in non-prod environments. (Note: Had a few issues with noise suppression in OBS Studio cutting off the start of some words, will sort it for the next episode) You can find Stephen at: LinkedIn: Twitter: YouTube: Instagram: TikTok:

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Stephen Townshend

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Stephen has a background in SRE and performance engineering. He has worked in the industry for 15 years as both an external consultant and an internal engineer.

Our industry is full of buzzwords and exaggerations, it can be hard to know what is real or not. Stephen strives to take these complex technical concepts and to simplify and present them in a way everyone can understand and apply (and to call out when something is too good to be true).

Stephen lives in Auckland, New Zealand and currently works as a Developer Advocate for SquaredUp, as well as promoting and improving observability and SRE practices internally in the organisation.