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John has worked in systems operations for over 14 years in biotech, government, and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of tech operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O’Reilly.
1:45pm–2:25pm Friday, 05/29/2015
The topic of burnout has become front of mind for many people in our industry due to recent events. The individual consequences are potentially very damaging, ranging from a lack of career advancement to severe mental health problems, and in a few rare cases, suicide. But the focus cannot simply be on individuals--pervasive organizational issues contribute most significantly to burnout.