Thursday, December 10, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - Low Context DevOps: A New Way of Improving SRE Team Culture

When: December 16, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Low Context DevOps: A New Way of Improving SRE Team Culture
Moderator: Tom Limoncelli

Location: Online:

Live stream:


"Low-Context DevOps Culture": a framework for improving team culture to
optimize onboarding, remote work, and project sustainability


"Low and high context cultures" is an anthropological concept, which Tom
leverages to create a framework for creating more effective SRE culture.

A high-context DevOps culture is one where most knowledge is unspoken,
which can be very frustrating for new employees and a disaster in a
"remote only"/COVID-19 team.

A low-context DevOps culture is one where the info you need to do your
job is available, visible, and accessible. Creating a low-context
culture improves remote teamwork, new-hire onboarding, enables project
hopping, and helps you better handle a page you receive at 2am.
Techniques include: smart defaults, "make the right way, the lazy way",
and documentation at the right time and place.


Tom manages the SRE team at Stack Overflow in New York City. He is an
internatio nally recognized author, speaker, system administrator and
DevOps advocate. He has received the Usenix LISA Outstanding Achievement
Award. Previously he's worked Google, Bell Labs / Lucent, AT&T and others.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:

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