Site Reliability Engineering


Site Reliability Engineering

February 15, 2023

The practice of SRE has risen to a must-have engineering practice for enterprises seeking to accelerate digital transformations or re-engineer their interfaces to digital-first. During our SRE research, 62% of survey respondents said that they are leveraging SRE. As enterprises are implementing SRE in their respective teams, by developing and adjusting the best practices introduced by Google, this operating model continuously gains attention from decision-makers within IT.

Our SRE research has also highlighted a variety of benefits from adopting SRE: teams that have adopted SRE perceived their company as leaders across customer experience and the quality and speed of innovation across different products, offerings, processes or services. Continuously improving customer experience and the speed of innovation requires attention for digital transformations or digital-first to succeed. But there are also challenges associated with the adoption of SRE, such as finding people who are skilled and knowledgeable to step into this new role and operating model.

At this event, you will meet leading SRE experts and practitioners who will share their stories of SRE implementations. You will gain invaluable insights into how SRE practices have accelerated their entry into the digital economy and how their investment has provided returns in business and customer outcomes.



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  • Develop your career with fundamental learnings.

  • Engage and network with your peers in our interactive chat rooms.

  • Connect with techindustry sponsors in our virtual expo hall.

Who should Attend?

  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • Heads of Engineering
  • Product Managers and Owners
  • Software Engineers
  • CIO/CTOs
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Architects and Engineers
  • Platform Engineers
  • IT Operations Analysts and Engineers

What will you Learn?

  • How to start an SRE journey and how to scale
  • How to implement SRE practices within a variety of industries and organizations
  • What gets in the way of SRE adoption and how to get it out of the way
  • Why DevOps plus SRE = digital transformation
  • The career paths that lead to SRE and beyond

Agenda

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Agenda

February 15, 2023 10:00

Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering SKILup Day

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February 15, 2023 10:15

The Future of SRE - What We Learned From 2022 and What's In Store for SRE in 2023

Type: KEYNOTE

Speaker: Saurabh Bhardwaj

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About this Session:

As the great Maya Angelou said once, "You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been”. While she likely didn't expect that to apply to technology, the quote is appropriate in this era of constant change.

Site reliability engineering (SRE) went fully mainstream in 2022, as adoption took hold across organizations worldwide. And its role continues to evolve and change right along with cloud-native, observability, platform engineering and DevOps.

As we look back, it's important to reflect on what we learned as SREs during 2022 and explore what else the practice can teach us as we move into 2023.

In this session, we will analyze SRE's role in an ever-changing tech landscape and what that means for you and your organization.
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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. How much SRE has changed since its inception
  2. Whether SRE teams should also have dedicated Testers
  3. If DevOps has turned into a product/commodity or a commercial off-the-shelf solution like Harness and whether SRE is the new culture transformation buzzword

 

Saurabh Bhardwaj - State Street

February 15, 2023 10:45

How to Enable Developers to Build Kubernetes Skills

Track: PROCESS

Speaker: Andreas Prins

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About this Session:

ith the rapid adoption of Kubernetes, many development teams struggle in having the right troubleshooting skills. Fast remediation of issues is critical to avoid customer disruption, yet Kubernetes is a complex technology.

This session will introduce several best practices for SREs to take a leadership role in scaling Kubernetes skills within development.

Join this session to learn how the SRE role can enable developers to build effective Kubernetes troubleshooting skills.
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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. How to enable SREs to institute knowledge sharing across development
  2. How to implement encoding best practices in easy-to-understand ways, to help novices learn Kubernetes skills
  3. Implement the necessary process automation to ensure high-quality Kubernetes services

Andreas Prins
StackState

February 15, 2023 11:15

Flow: Friend or Foe?

Track: PEOPLE

Speaker: Josh Ether

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About this Session:

Site reliability engineering (SRE) and Flow are intimately tied to the very nature of the job. 

SREs are constantly working on complex projects that require a great deal of attention to detail and focus. To ensure the reliability of a system, you must be able to think and act quickly, seeking out and troubleshooting problems as they arise. The same level of concentration and focus is necessary for achieving Flow. It is no surprise that SREs benefit from, and often actively seek out, Flow.  

But what is Flow? In this session, you will learn all about what makes up Flow, the pros and cons and how you can use it to develop and enhance your SRE experience.
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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn to define relationships between Flow and SRE
  2. Understand the benefits of Flow while weighing up the risks
  3. Realise how Flow State can achieve more as an SRE

Josh Ether
Fidelity Investments

February 15, 2023 11:45

Ignite Talk

Track: Ignite

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February 15, 2023 12:15

How To Assess SRE Status Quo Through Maturity Models

Track: PROCESS

Speaker: Yury Niño Roa

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About this Session:

Site Reliability Engineering practitioners have been promoting several principles and practices with the promise of helping organizations to raise the bar of operational excellence.

But when Executives and Engineers decide to adopt SRE, they have many questions and uncertainty about the path to reach a good status quo. In this session, you will be shown an SRE Maturity Model based on a set of questions that allow you to determine the level of adoption in an organization. We will look at all aspects within organization, people, technology, culture, and processes.

You will also be shown a tool that collects the answers and provides a regressive, beginner and advanced score and we will discuss next steps to progress to high levels of adoption.
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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the compensation of an SRE maturity model
  2. Learn how to leverage and take the next steps upon an assessment
  3. Receive a tool for usage within your SRE journey

Yury Niño Roa
Google

February 15, 2023 13:45

Networking Break

Take this time to visit the Expo Hall, connect with sponsors and network with your peers.

February 15, 2023 14:15

How To Create Saga-Free Distributed Transactions

Track: TECHNOLOGY

Speaker: Ilya Kaznacheev

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About this Session:

You can't just cut a monolith into microservices. Simple database transactions become a stumbling block and a pain for the developer in distributed transaction form.

And existing solutions are complex and unreliable and are either not necessary or difficult to implement and unstable to operate.

In this session, we will resolve this issue and demonstrate how you can achieve saga-free distributed transactions with a simple and transparent process.
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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn how to implement state management in microservices
  2. Understand how to implement distributed transactions without breaking domain isolation
  3. Recognise how to make a distributed transaction transparent and observable

Ilya Kaznacheev
MTS Cloud

February 15, 2023 14:45

Ignite Talk

Track: Ignite

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February 15, 2023 15:15

Open Source - Open Choice: A DevOps Guide for OSS Adoption

Track: PROCESS

Speaker: Hila Fish

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About this Session:

Choosing the right open-source project to use can be quite challenging. Not knowing if it’s going to be the right fit, how it will behave, and if you end up wasting time trying to make it all work. We’ve all been there.

Do you know that there’s a practical way to have a clear understanding of how to incorporate an OSS project in your environment?

In this session, we will cover the DevOps perspective for open-source and the challenges Infra-focused engineers have with choosing the right project for their environment.

Using practical advice, we will talk about the business mindset you should have to evaluate the key indicators based on your needs and specific pain points.


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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn how to gain good insight into how DevOps perceive OSS
  2. Recognise when and how to consider using OSS
  3. Gain actionable metrics and indicators that will help you choose an OSS project to incorporate into your dev/production environment

Hila Fish
Wix

February 15, 2023 15:45

Panel Session

Track: Panel

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February 15, 2023 16:45

How to Automate Your Processes with Bash

Track: PROCESS

Speaker: Rob Richardson

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About this Session:

Are you tired of working harder and want to work smarter instead? Is there a process you're constantly doing that is repetitive and timeconsuming?

Automating with API calls and bash commands can help you streamline your workflow.

As SRE front-line workers, we spend a lot of time toiling away at manual tasks. "Can't we automate this?" "Well, it isn't constant enough" or "I don't know how" are the most common objections.

You don't need to work harder, you need to work smarter and in this session, I will show you how.
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3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn how to get started in automation using Linux script
  2. Understand how bash can work for you
  3. Learn how to share bash scripts with others via source control

Rob Richardson
Shoreline.io

February 15, 2023 17:15

Closing Notes from DevOps Institute

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Meet our

Speakers


Saurabh Bhardwaj - State Street

Josh Ether

Fidelity Investments

Yury Niño Roa

Google

Ilya Kaznacheev

MTS Cloud

Hila Fish

Wix

Rob Richardson

Shoreline.io

Our Sponsors

With thanks to our sponsors


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