Presenters: Liz Fong-Jones
SRE and infrastructure engineering are about allocating adequate time to do project work that improves the long-term sustainability of our services. But what do we reward SREs for doing? Does your company have a culture of “not invented here” or the converse of “ask the consultants to design it for us”?
We need to step back and ensure that we are doing the most efficient thing with our time as SREs. The main way that we can improve sustainability is empowering other engineers, especially non-SREs, to understand our systems, rather than for the sake of our resumes and/or glory.
About the Presenter:
Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 16+ years of experience. She is an advocate at Honeycomb for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.
She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Elly, metamours, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, and in San Francisco and Seattle with her other partners. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.
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