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Who pays for Observability?

Like many reliability investments, the value of observability often isn’t appreciated until things go wrong, so figuring out who gets the bill can be difficult. Mapping usage to specific teams is helpful, but the ever-increasing surface area of observability...

Innovating Laziness

I pride myself on being a lazy engineer, and trying to automate my day to day work as much as possible. In this talk, I’ll give a brief overview of the history of automation, before going on a math based explanation on how to associate a dollar amount to the...

Building Digital Inclusion Without Dedicated Resources

Being digitally accessible to the public, customers and employees is so much more than a legal requirement. It’s a necessary part of being an inclusive business and organization. It’s easy to assume that only orgs with deep pockets have the power to...

Solving Big Data Challenges with Apache Iceberg

As organizations grapple with ever-growing volumes of data, managing and querying large-scale datasets efficiently becomes a critical challenge. Apache Iceberg, an open-source table format for large, slow-changing datasets, emerges as a promising solution to address...