SRE Weekly Issue #214

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SRE requires continuous improvement and learning. So, to help out, VictorOps lays out a bunch of educational resources, podcast episodes, videos and more in the new learning library. Check it out:


A nifty little pitfall in which an ioniced process can block non-ioniced processes.Author: rachelbythebay

Google published this free set of courses on technical writing. As an SRE, I have the constant need to write effectively to justify and document my designs.

Every engineer is also a writer.

This collection of courses and learning resources aims to improve your technical documentation. Learn how to plan and author technical documents.


The ACM has made their ACM Digital Library free to the public for the next 3 months. Many of their articles have been featured here previously.

Includes a great article by Jamie Woo, entitled Imagining Your Post-Incident Report As A Documentary.

Emil Stolarsky and Jaime Woo — The Post-Incident Review

Blameless recently had the privilege of hosting SRE leaders Liz Fong-Jones, Dave Rensin, and Alex Hidalgo to discuss how SREs can embrace resilience during pandemic, and how the principles of SRE intersect with global trends.

I especially liked the discussion of pent-up demand that may cause problems when we eventually get to relax social distancing.

Amy Tobey (moderator), Alex Hidalgo, Liz Fong-Jones, Dave Rensin

This is a talk that John Allspaw gave for Spotify.

Learning is not the same as fixing

John Allspaw — Adaptive Capacity Labs


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