Nicole Forsgren is the CEO and chief scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). Nicole is an IT impacts expert who is best known for her work with tech professionals and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in knowledge management, IT adoption and impacts, and DevOps. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. Nicole has been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and her work has been featured in various media outlets, peer-reviewed journals, and conferences. She holds a PhD in management information systems and a master’s degree in accounting.
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5 things I’m doing wrong with distributed teams, and you should too
Ted challenges the conventional wisdom around leading distributed teams and explains where and why he deviates from conventional practices (teams are not colocated or bounded by geography, for instance). He then shows how ignoring or modifying these can produce much better outcomes, happier and more productive teams, and a great culture of distributed work.
Eventual consistency under the hood
In 2019, many systems prefer eventual consistency over traditional ACID locking. Vallery explains what goes under the hood of eventual consistency: monotonic systems and conflict-free replicating data types.
Weathering the storm: How early warnings save the farm
LinkedIn has built a framework to automate the incident correlation process, thus reducing mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to restore (MTTR) while increasing the correlated result accuracy. Nishan details the correlation engine, explains how LinkedIn is doing correlations, and shares lessons learned.
What nuclear waste disposal can teach us about securing customer data in the cloud
Securing high-value customer data in a SaaS environment requires a rigorous approach. A useful analogy is to treat this data like nuclear waste, so here’s what Gabriel learned from the final report of a two-year DOE study of nuclear waste disposal.
Verizon Media: New name. Bigger platform. Better opportunities. (sponsored by Verizon Digital Media Services)
Verizon Media’s integrated platform is the simplest way to prepare, deliver, display, and monetize your content. It’s built for the future of media with a comprehensive streaming service that meets consumer-demand for speed, reliability, and TV-quality viewing experiences. Dave explains why more than 10,000 of the world’s largest publishers, media companies, and enterprises count on the platform to deliver seamless digital content for today’s demanding online viewers.
How I hacked deafness (and thrive!)
A deaf software architect shares the dramas, traumas, and eventual triumph of adapting in a hearing world. Mike provides takeaways that anyone can use to become a better listener, communicator, and connector in all areas of life.
Humans have social norms; what about applications?
Misbehaving applications cause breaches and can go undetected for months because their normal behavior is not known. How does one characterize the normal behavior of an application, that is, its social norms? Srinivas presents a novel approach to recognize the norm and defend from deviant application behavior.
The art of abandoning lost causes
Over the course of a career as an engineer, an entrepreneur, and an advisor, Scott has both witnessed and experienced the pain of hanging on too long. Life is short; extend your experience runway by jumping ship as soon as you realize it’s sinking. It’s better to quit six months too early than six months too late.
Building culture and eliminating waste
To build a great product, you have to invest in building a culture that respects and empowers people. Tony shares how Endgame continues to build its culture and eliminate waste.
We have met the enemy, and it is us
On the scale of time, the change happened so quickly that we all missed it. Over the last few decades, we’ve torn down the walls of the cathedral and our bazaar has expanded to cover the earth. If this is victory, why does it feel so hollow? Austin examines the future of open source through the lens of the past.
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