Tom’s first job title was “Experimentalist, which set the tone for the rest of his career. His first tech role was as a lone sysadmin, and many subsequent years of tech ops and leadership roles has made Tom passionate about effective leadership and psychological safety. Tom sincerely believes happiness precedes success - high performing teams are high performing because they’re happy. Outside of work, Tom spends as much time as possible outdoors, and is studying for a Masters Degree in Global Health and Humanitarianism.
Vinessa is a technical product manager at NYT. She love to apply design principles to developer tooling and resilience engineering concepts to her daily life.
You can check out her essays in the upcoming O’Reilly book, 97 Things Every SRE Should Know (https://97things.incidentlabs.io/). When she’s away from her keyboard, you can find her building lego castles with her daughter.
Wendy is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Emerald Talent. Wendy has 15 years of recruiting experience spread across multiple arenas of HR, Talent Acquisition and Program/Process improvement. The ability to work closely with other areas of her organization has resulted in increased company efficiencies, as well as fulfilled business goals. Wendy’s extensive background in all aspects of HR and recruiting, as well as her experience managing customers and project implementations, provides her with a unique ability to appropriately represent her company, its people and its products to the end customer.
Yuri Grinshteyn is a Customer Engineering Specialist at Google Cloud, where he works with customers to help them design reliable architectures and advocates for SRE practices and principles.