Build resilient systems at scale
October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY

The darker side of tech

Bryan Liles (Capital One)
9:35am–9:55am Tuesday, 10/13/2015
Keynote
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 56 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

None.

Description

I’m going to talk about cognitive bias in operations land. I will go through two examples.

The first example is how cognitive biases can help us miss the next great thing. In this case, I will show how we could have almost missed the Docker revolution. I’ll use this example to draw parallels and build up a transition to my second point.

The second example is the meat of the talk. In this example I’ll reflect on how blindly rejecting ideas from others unlike yourself is the biggest diversity/integration issue in tech and society.

The talk will end with bold assertions about why we are in the tech industry. I will fall short of proposing a solution, but will leave with tech’s problems are society’s problems, and we have to think bigger in our search for solutions.

Photo of Bryan Liles

Bryan Liles

Capital One

Bryan Liles is a principal engineer on the Cloud Engineering team at Capital One. When not helping a huge back move to the public cloud, he gets to speak at conferences on topics ranging from machine learning to building the next generation of developers. In his free time, Bryan races cars in straight lines and around turns and builds robots and devices.

Stay Connected

Follow Velocity on Twitter Facebook Group Google+ LinkedIn Group

Videos

More Videos »

O’Reilly Media

Tech insight, analysis, and research