In this episode, Liz Fong-Jones, Developer Advocate at Honeycomb.io, and Jean Clermont, SRE at Flatiron, join Matt Davis and Kurt Andersen from the Blameless team to search the dark and scary corners of technical debt. What's "dark debt"? Do you have haunted graveyards? And what's the difference between debt and toil? Register to watch the full conversation!
In this episode, Liz Fong-Jones, Developer Advocate at Honeycomb.io, and Jean Clermont, SRE at Flatiron, join Matt Davis and Kurt Andersen from the Blameless team to search the dark and scary corners of technical debt. What's "dark debt"? Do you have haunted graveyards? And what's the difference between debt and toil? Register to watch the full conversation!

Speakers

Kurt Anderson

Strategy, Blameless
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Kurt Anderson

Strategy, Blameless
Kurt Andersen is a practitioner and an active thought leader in the SRE community. He speaks at major DevOps & SRE conferences and publishes his work through O'Reilly in quintessential SRE books such as Seeking SRE, What is SRE?, and 97 Things Every SRE Should Know. Before Blameless, Kurt was a Sr. Staff SRE at LinkedIn, implementing SLOs (reliability metrics) at scale. Kurt is a member of the USENIX Board of Directors and part of the steering committee for the world-wide SREcon conferences.

Matt Davis

Staff Infrastructure Engineer, Blameless
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Matt Davis

Staff Infrastructure Engineer, Blameless
Matt is a Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at Blameless. His expertise brings to bear a variegated background including data-center operations, storage hardware and distributed databases, IT security, site reliability, support services, observability systems, and techops leadership. He has a passion for exploring the relationships between the artistic mind and operating distributed software architectures.

Jean Clermont

Sr. Program Manager, Flatiron
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Jean Clermont

Sr. Program Manager, Flatiron
Jean has been exercising operational and technology risk management methodologies in both public and private service sectors. At Flatiron, he manages business resilience themed programs: Incident response, Disaster Recovery/BCP and Cybersecurity. He focuses his time on building teams and practices to respond, adapt, and learn from risk.

Liz Fong-Jones

Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io
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Liz Fong-Jones

Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io
Liz is an advocate for the SRE and Observability communities with 17+ years of experience, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.

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