SRE Weekly Issue #216

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Awesome resource! In each section, they explain what to include, why to include it, and an example from their playbook.

Blake Thorne — Atlassian

I didn’t make it to Failover Conf, and it sounds like I missed a great time, so I’m especially grateful for this writeup.

Rich Burroughs — FireHydrant

And this one!

Hannah Culver — Blamelss

I’m a little late with this one, sorry folks! Survey ends tomorrow, April 27.

This is an anonymous survey to look at the impact that COVID-19 has had on oncall teams in tech.


Most post-incident review documents are written to be filed, not written to be read.

This slide deck is awesome and well worth the read.

John Allspaw — Adaptive Capacity Labs

A deep dive into the math behind anomaly detection.

Nikita Butakov — Ericsson

This article brings together thoughts on on-call work during the pandemic from folks at different companies.

Rich Burroughs — FireHydrant

A frontend engineer shares their key takeaways from their time shadowing.

Laura Montemayor — GitLab


Updated: April 26, 2020 — 9:00 pm
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