September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Tammy Butow

Tammy Butow
Site Reliability Engineering Manager, Dropbox

Website | @tammybutow

Hello, I’m Tammy Butow.

I’m an Australian who relocated to the USA in 2014. I live in San Francisco and I’m a Site Reliability Engineering Manager @ Dropbox.

I am the team lead for the Databases & Magic Pocket SRE teams. I enjoy working on infrastructure engineering and value chaos engineering, antifragile systems, automation, Go, Linux and so much more. I have previously worked in Security Engineering and Product Engineering.

I like to ride bikes, skateboard, snowboard and surf. I also love mosh pits, crowd surfing, metal and hardcore punk.

I’m the Co-Founder of @GirlGeekAcademy. A global movement to teach 1 million women technical skills by 2025. We received support from the Australian Prime Minister and a grant from the Australian government in 2016 to scale our program Miss Makes Code which is aimed at 5-8 year old girls.

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2:25pm–3:05pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Automation, Databases Gramercy Audience level: Beginner
Tammy Butow (Dropbox)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)
Dropbox has grown enormously since launching in 2008, surpassing 500 million sign-ups and 500 petabytes of user data. Its Databases team of SREs manage thousands of MySQL servers, which requires a deep understanding of MySQL, automation, Linux, Python, hardware, performance tuning, monitoring, and reliability. Tammy Butow offers an overview of how Dropbox database infrastructure has scaled. Read more.