Caskey Dickson

Caskey Dickson
Site Reliability Engineer, Microsoft


Caskey Dickson is a Site Reliability Engineer/Software Engineer at Google where he works on infrastructure systems writing and maintaining monitoring services that operate at google scale. Working in online service development and system administration since 1995, before coming to Google he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various internet startups such as CitySearch, Cars Direct, WeddingChannel, ran a consulting company for several years and even spent a half decade teaching undergraduate and graduate computer science at Loyola Marymount University. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Systems Engineering and an MBA from Loyola Marymount.


Location: E146
Caskey Dickson (Microsoft)
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One of the simplest seeming problems is just keeping a daemon running. However, it turns out that keeping a long-lived service simply online can take more than you expect. There are a plethora of different tools for doing this, and each has their own unique failure modes and requirements. Come explore the pitfalls we've encountered and workarounds we use to keep a daemon running at all times. Read more.


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