4–7 Nov 2019
Jamie Wilkinson

Jamie Wilkinson
Site Reliability Engineer, Google


Jamie Wilkinson is a site reliability engineer at Google. He’s a contributing author to the SRE Book and has presented on contemporary topics at prominent conferences such as Linux.conf.au, Monitorama, PuppetConf, Velocity, and SRECon. His interests began in monitoring and the automation of small installations and have continued with human factors in automation and systems maintenance on large systems. Despite his more than 15 years in the industry, he’s still trying to automate himself out of a job.


15:5016:30 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: Hall A3
Jamie Wilkinson (Google)
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Config changes cause more outages than code changes. Jamie Wilkinson introduces you to the UTM theorem, which shows that your application is a terrible software interpreter, and you should apply the same risk mitigation as for code deployment. This is harder with config languages; an application isn't a full interpreter. You can address this risk with progressive rollouts and config minimization. Read more.
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