Break From Burndown: The Memorial Day Spring Bank Holiday Break

Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2021
With the US closed for Memorial Day weekend, and the UK closed for Spring Bank Holiday, we’re firing up the grills, and pausing to reflect. In the next few episodes, we’ll discuss toil and build times with Charity Majors, Tech Debt burndown strategies with Eoin Woods, the Biden Executive Order with Yosef Lehrman, SBOMs with Allan Friedman, and much, much more!

Show Notes

Recording date: May 29, 2021

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“They were told observability would solve their problems, but it didn’t, so what the @$^#?” - Charity Majors

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US and Spring Bank Holiday in the UK, so Chris and I have decided to fire up the grills and get away from it all and enjoy the weekend. So we took a break this week. Coming up in the next few weeks we have conversations about ops, toil, build times and observability with Charity Majors, and we’ll take a look at both the academic side of things and strategies for tech debt reduction with Eoin Woods

Then a look with Yosef Lehrman at the Biden Executive Order and what it means for government and private sector organizations, we’ll talk SBOMs with Allan Friedman, and much, much more!

We hope you’ll join us on these upcoming episodes of Tech Debt Burndown Podcast - have a great weekend.

Guests

Charity Majors

Charity Majors

Charity Majors is an operations and database engineer and sometimes engineering manager. “Right now I am the CEO and cofounder of Honeycomb, where we build observability for distributed systems. (“Monitoring” doesn’t have to be a dirty word; give us a try.)

“Until recently I was a production engineering manager at Facebook. I spent 3.5 years working on Parse (both pre and post-acquisition by FB). I also spent several years at Linden Lab, working on the infrastructure and databases that power Second Life. I am the co-author of Database Reliability Engineering by O’Reilly.

“I was a classical piano performance major in college, but dropped out because it turns out I prefer not being dirt poor. I have been building systems and engineering teams ever since.

“I love startups, chaos and hard scaling problems, and somehow I always end up in charge of the databases.”

Eoin Woods

Eoin Woods

Eoin Woods is CTO at Endava, where he guides technical strategy, oversees capability development and directs investment in emerging technologies. Eoin is co-author of two software architecture books (Software Systems Architecture and Continuous Architecture in Practice) and is a regular conference speaker, with a particular interest in software architecture, DevOps and computer security. He has created and suffered more technical debt over the years than he likes to admit.

Hosts

Chris Swan

Chris Swan

Chris is a frequent speaker on topics such as serverless, DevOps, cloud, containers, security, networking and the Internet of Things. He’s also a cloud editor for InfoQ and a contributor to open source projects such as Docker, CoreOS and DXC’s Online DevOps Dojo.

Nick Selby

Nick Selby

Nick is Chief Security Officer at a financial technology firm, and was formerly an NYPD Intelligence Bureau apparatchik. He is co-author of many books, including Cyber Attack Survival Manual; In Context: Understanding Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians and Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime.