After coming from a non-tech background, I’ve been an SRE at Twitter for five years and had related titles for well over a decade and a half. When away from the computer, I enjoy everything outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.
Brian is an SRE at Twitter where he works on Core Services and all the things they touch (so pretty much everything). Often that means just trying to ensure all the different services and people get along together.
Emil is a site reliability engineer, who previously worked on caching, performance, & disaster recovery at Shopify and the internal Kubernetes platform at DigitalOcean. He has spoken at Strange Loop, Velocity, & RailsConf, and is the program co-chair for SREcon EMEA 2019 and SREcon Americas West 2020. He has guested on the podcasts InfoQ and Software Engineering Daily, and contributed a chapter to the O’Reilly book “Seeking SRE.”
Jaime began his career as a molecular biologist before following his passion for communications, working at DigitalOcean, Riot Games, and Shopify, where he launched the engineering communications function. He co-founded Incident Labs, helping teams better manage their incident response data to return hours for planned work. He is also an avid lover of dumplings.
I’m a software engineering manager from a non-traditional background that speaks enough human to be productive with the rest of the tech industry. I’ve traversed my career into my level of inadequacy, and look forward to moving even further down/up that path until i know absolutely nothing about what i’m doing.
Austin Parker has been solving - and creating - problems with computers and technology for most of his life. He is the Principal Developer Advocate at LightStep and maintainer on the OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry projects. His professional dream is to build a world where we’re able to create and run more reliable software. In addition to his professional work, he’s taught college classes, spoken about all things DevOps and Distributed Tracing, and even found time to start a podcast. Austin is also the co-author of Distributed Tracing in Practice, published by O’Reilly Media.
Austin is an international speaker, having presented to audiences in Europe and North America on topics relating to Observability and DevOps. In addition, he has led or assisted with workshops on OSS projects such as OpenTelemetry and OpenTracing at events such as QCon SF 2019 and QCon London 2020, and O’Reilly Infrastructure and Ops 2020. Finally, he has extensive experience speaking to diverse audiences in a variety of media formats through his podcast On-Call Me Maybe and his event livestreams such as OPS Live!
Sumbry currently leads Reliability Engineering @ Airbnb. His team is responsible for the overall reliability of the Airbnb Platform: building tools, automation, ensuring product quality, and providing production engineering expertise to all of Airbnb. Sumbry has almost two decades of experience working in the platform, infrastructure, and reliability engineering space but comes from a non-traditional background: having started his career as a software engineer, Sumbry pivoted to network engineering because he wanted to learn more about the core technology that enabled the Internet and other distributed systems.
Sumbry joined several startups as the Internet grew in popularity and quickly learned how to build and scale infrastructure, striving to strike the right balance between perfection and growth. Sumbry eventually started several of his own businesses because he thought he had some good ideas (and also wanted to learn more about problem-solving from a product and customer perspective). Some great (and expensive) lessons were learned here are a big reason why Sumbry is heavily customer focused today even from the infrastructure and reliability side of development. Sumbry is also an Electronic Music DJ and producer in his free time, as getting away from platforms and infrastructure actually helps preserve his sanity.
Leandro is VP of Engineering at MessageBird, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining a technical roadmap that ensures MessageBird is able to quickly drive product innovation and solve customer needs, while also maintaining operational efficiency and delivering reliable products. Previously, Leandro was Director of Infrastructure @ Booking.com and has many years of experience as a Software Engineer, from which he collected many interesting stories. If you’re interested in Leadership and/or Surfing, then you both have something in common!
Jason Yee is Director of Advocacy at Gremlin where he helps people build more resilient systems by learning from how they fail. Previously, he was Senior Technical Evangelist at Datadog, a Community Manager for DevOps & Performance at O’Reilly Media, and a Software Engineer at MongoDB. Outside of work, he likes to spend his time collecting interesting regional whiskey and Pokémon.