[Cloud] Solving Reliability Fears with SRE/Don't lose your data- or your sanity

GDG Reading & Thames Valley
Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 6:30 PM (GMT)

About this event

What can I say? It's the event we've been wanting to pull together for a while. Now it's happening on 4th March in Reading. The subject is Site Reliability Engineering, a very important aspect of hosting reliable, predictable services. We have two Googlers coming to present topics and it promises to be another great night.

NOTE: This is a Monday evening at Central Working.

It's also Florian's return to Reading :-)

1. Anton Tolchanov (@iamknyar) | Solving Reliability Fears with SRE

We will describe the key principles behind Site Reliability
Engineering and discuss how they can be used in practice to run
reliable systems.

Bio: Despite getting a degree in business administration, Anton has
been working with software his whole career. He has been a Site
Reliability Engineer at Google since 2014. His interests, hobbies and
personal traits are not something he'd like to disclose in a public
bio, but he'll be happy to tell you his secret to good scrambled eggs.

2. Florian Rathgeber (@frathgeber) | Don't lose your data - or your sanity

Data loss or corruption is a horror scenario for any service. This
talk will provide some best practices for maintaining your data
integrity (and your sanity) and make data loss less likely.

Bio: Florian defected from academia after a PhD in computational
science at Imperial to build data pipelines for meteorological data at
the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) for 3
years before joining Google as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) on
Google Cloud. At evenings and weekends he cycles to many more meetups
than is healthy and tries to excite kids, women and underrepresented
minorities about technology.

18:30 - Food, drinks, networking

19:00 - Anton Tolchanov (@iamknyar) | Solving Reliability Fears with SRE

20:00 - Florian Rathgeber (@frathgeber) | Don't lose your data - or your sanity

21: 00 - Event close

We look forward to seeing you there!!