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Ep. #46, Guiding Observability Teams with James Deville of Procore Technologies
November 12, 2021

with James Deville

In episode 46 of o11ycast, Liz and Charity are joined by James Deville of Procore Technologies. James shares the insights he’s gained guiding o11y teams and the difficulties tech-forward teams face in non-tech sectors.

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Ep. #45, Choosing OpenTelemetry with Chris Holmes of Simply Business
October 26, 2021

with Chris Holmes

In episode 45 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz are joined by Chris Holmes of Simply Business. Together they unpack OpenTelemetry, the importance of tracing, and the observability adoption process at Simply Business.

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Ep. #44, Examining OpenTelemetry with Vincent Behar of Ubisoft
October 7, 2021

with Vincent Behar

In episode 44 of o11ycast, Liz and Charity speak with Vincent Behar of Ubisoft. Together they pull back the curtain on OpenTelemetry, exploring its popularity and standardization, as well as Vincent’s continuous journey to better understand the developer experience.

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Ep. #43, Going Serverless with Apostolis (Toli) Apostolidis of Cinch
August 26, 2021

with Apostolis (Toli) Apostolidis

In episode 43 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Apostolis (Toli) Apostolidis of Cinch. They discuss Cinch’s move from containers to serverless, lessons learned from Team Topologies, and advice on structuring your org with strategic constraints.

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Ep. #42, Continuous Profiling with Dmitry Filimonov of Pyroscope
July 20, 2021

with Dmitry Filimonov

In episode 42 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby are joined by Dmitry Filimonov of Pyroscope. They discuss continuous profiling practices, use cases, and tools, as well as insights on how data is profiled at Pyroscope and how profiling resolution is measured.

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Ep. #41, Organizing Conferences with Aaron Aldrich of Red Hat
July 6, 2021

with Aaron Aldrich

In episode 41 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Aaron Aldrich of Red Hat. Together they pull back the curtain on organizing conferences, accelerating feedback cycles, multi-tenancy debugging, and getting started with new tools.

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Ep. #40, Player Experience with Nick Herring of CCP Games
June 17, 2021

with Nick Herring

In episode 40 of o11ycast, Liz and Charity speak with Nick Herring of CCP Games. They discuss the challenges faced by engineers in the game space, the debugging procedure at CCP, and tactics for adopting large system changes.

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Ep. #39, Sell The Sizzle with Jordan Simonovski of Atlassian
June 4, 2021

with Jordan Simonovski

In episode 39 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Jordan Simonovski of Atlassian. They explore the differences between tracing and logging, tactics for measuring reliability, and the journey of the observability team at Atlasssian.

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Ep. #38, Infrastructure Changes with Andy Davies of Reaktor
May 21, 2021

with Andy Davies

In episode 38 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Andy Davies of Reaktor. Their conversation covers the importance of instrumentation, the prevalence of structured logging, and the potential risks of modifying database infrastructure.

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Ep. #37, Synchronization Layers and Logs with Garry Shutler of Cronofy
April 30, 2021

with Garry Shutler

In episode 37 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Garry Shutler of Cronofy. Together they pull back the curtain on building scheduling tools, making observability tools accessible to teams, and keeping deploys boring.

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Ep. #36, Resilience Engineering with Jacob Scott of Stripe
April 15, 2021

with Jacob Scott

In episode 36 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Jacob Scott of Stripe about the need for SRE teams, prioritizing customer happiness, and the limitations of distributed tracing tools.

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Ep. #35, Government Software Systems with Mark Ferlatte of Truss
March 12, 2021

with Mark Ferlatte

In episode 35 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Mark Ferlatte of Truss. They discuss government software system failures and successes including Healthcare.gov and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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Ep. #34, Diminishing Complexity with Jaana Dogan of AWS
February 25, 2021

with Jaana Dogan

In episode 34 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Jaana Dogan of AWS. They discuss Jaana’s career journey, life before observability tools, and reducing system complexity within large organizations.

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Ep. #33, Information Accessibility with Katy Farmer of CircleCI
January 29, 2021

with Katy Farmer

In episode 33 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby are joined by Katy Farmer of CircleCI. They discuss learned helplessness, understanding complicated systems through direct experience, and championing devs to fail gracefully.

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Ep. #32, Managing Hardware with Gianluca Arbezzano of Equinix Metal
January 14, 2021

with Gianluca Arbezzano

In episode 32 of o11ycast, Liz and Shelby speak with Gianluca Arbezzano of Equinix Metal. They discuss diversifying the way observability is evangelized, the indicators that an organization has outgrown off-the-shelf tools, and managing hardware.

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Ep. #31, Rewarding Curiosity with Ellen Chisa of Dark
December 23, 2020

with Ellen Chisa

In episode 31 of o11ycast, Charity Majors and Ellen Chisa of Dark discuss the benefits of making observability tools more accessible, tailoring feedback to individuals, and the many ways software may change in the years to come.

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Ep. #30, Harder Conversations with Beau Lyddon of Workday
December 14, 2020

with Beau Lyddon

In episode 30 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Beau Lyddon of Workday about the recent sea change in observability, the shortcomings of metrics, the role of senior engineers, and the responsibilities of corporations.

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Ep. #29, Testing in Production with Glen Mailer of CircleCI
November 19, 2020

with Glen Mailer

In episode 29 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby are joined by Glen Mailer of CircleCI. They discuss testing in production and rethinking socio-technical systems from the ground up.

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Ep. #28, People Problems with Austin Parker of Lightstep
October 29, 2020

with Austin Parker

In episode 28 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Austin Parker of Lightstep. They explore topics like rethinking human error, purposeful and intentional training, DevRel expectations, and underrated management tools.

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Ep. #27, Ready For Observability with Corey Quinn of The Duckbill Group
October 13, 2020

with Corey Quinn

In episode 27 of o11ycast, Liz and Charity are joined by Corey Quinn of The Duckbill Group. They zero in on the point at which a system needs observability, shortening feedback loops for maximum impact, and practicing radical candor.

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Ep. #26, Unknown Unknowns with Parveen Khan of Square Marble Technology
September 29, 2020

with Parveen Khan

In episode 26 of o11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Parveen Khan of Square Marble Technology. They discuss Parveen’s journey into observability and the insights she’s gained as a test engineer and quality advocate.

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Ep. #25, Reliability First with Amy Tobey of Blameless
August 31, 2020

with Amy Tobey

In episode 25 of O11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Amy Tobey of Blameless. They explore the evolution of the SRE role, incident management, and the pains of rewriting system architecture.

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Ep. #24, Beyond Code with Heidi Waterhouse of LaunchDarkly
August 11, 2020

with Heidi Waterhouse

In episode 24 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Heidi Waterhouse of LaunchDarkly. They discuss feature flags, value stream mapping, and quelling fear-driven development as a developer advocate.

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Ep. #23, Beyond Ops with Erwin van der Koogh of Linc
July 23, 2020

with Erwin van der Koogh

In episode 23 of O11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Erwin van der Koogh of Linc. They discuss the startup ecosystem in Australia, release engineering, and the relationship between safety and success.

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Ep. #22, Designing for Observability with Jimmy Bogard of Headspring
July 10, 2020

with Jimmy Bogard

In episode 22 of O11ycast, Liz and Charity speak with Jimmy Bogard of Headspring. They discuss maintaining balance for on-call engineers, what’s missing in the average engineer’s toolkit, and moving from monoliths to microservices.

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Ep. #21, Learning Systems with Jessica Kerr
June 25, 2020

with Jessica Kerr

In episode 21 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Jessica Kerr. Together they explore complex learning systems, how to view outages as opportunities, and the power of feedback loops.

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Ep. #20, Between Dev and Ops with Marco Rogers of Mode
June 12, 2020

with Marco Rogers

In episode 20 of O11ycast, Charity and Shelby speak with Marco Rogers of Mode. They discuss the wall between dev and ops, application analysis, and wrangling vast amounts of data.

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Ep. #19, Giving Observability a Name with Shelby Spees of Honeycomb
May 20, 2020

with Shelby Spees

In episode 19 of O11ycast, Liz and Charity speak with Shelby Spees of Honeycomb. They discuss Shelby’s diverse engineering background and how the software community has gradually pulled back the curtain on observability.

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Ep. #18, Real User Monitoring with Michael Hood of Optimizely
April 7, 2020

with Michael Hood

In episode 18 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Michael Hood, a senior staff performance engineer at Optimizely. They discuss real user monitoring (RUM), the shortcomings of traditional metrics, and ramping up observability.

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Ep. #17, Leveling Up Software Delivery with Pete Hodgson
March 24, 2020

with Pete Hodgson

In episode 17 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz are joined by Pete Hodgson, an independent software delivery consultant. They discuss the DORA report, closing the CI/CD gap, and leveling up software delivery.

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Ep. #16, Observability and Test Engineers with Abby Bangser of MOO
February 13, 2020

with Abby Bangser

In episode 16 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz are joined by Abby Bangser of MOO. They discuss observability from a testing engineer’s perspective, the key factors that lead a company to spin up a testing team, and the highlights of DeliveryConf 2020.

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Ep. #15, Speaking of Serverless with Rachel Myers and Emily Nakashima
December 31, 2019

with Rachel Myers, Emily Nakashima

In episode 15 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz speak with Rachel Myers of Google and Emily Nakashima of Honeycomb. They discuss serverless development, customer-vendor relations, using logs correctly, and better understanding your data model.

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Ep. #14, Team Players with Mehdi Daoudi of Catchpoint
December 4, 2019

with Mehdi Daoudi

In episode 14 of O11ycast, Charity and Liz are joined by Mehdi Daoudi of Catchpoint. They discuss the importance of team players when scaling, as well as the hidden value in measuring the experience of your employees, not just your customers.

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Ep. #13, Cloud Wrangling with Natalie Bennett of Pivotal
October 10, 2019

with Natalie Bennett

In episode 13 of O11ycast, Charity Majors and Liz Fong-Jones talk with Natalie Bennett, Software Engineering Manager at Pivotal. They discuss the difference between projects and teams, continuous verification, and diagnosing failed deployments.

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Ep. #12, Speed of Deployment with Rich Archbold of Intercom
September 12, 2019

with Rich Archbold

In episode 12 of O11ycast, Charity Majors and Liz Fong-Jones speak with Rich Archbold of Intercom. They discuss the crucial importance of timely shipping, high-cardinality metrics, and the engineering value of running less software.

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Ep. #11, Chaos Engineering with Ana Medina of Gremlin
August 15, 2019

with Ana Medina

In episode 11 of O11ycast, Charity Majors and Liz Fong-Jones speak with Gremlin chaos engineer Ana Medina. They discuss the relevance of breaking things in order to engineer them more efficiently, monitoring vs observability, and chaos engineering at scale.

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Ep. #10, Measuring Technical Debt with Bugsnag CEO James Smith
July 18, 2019

with James Smith

In episode 10 of O11ycast, Charity Majors and Liz Fong-Jones speak with Bugsnag CEO James Smith. They discuss the seemingly impossible ways an organization can measure technical debt and how they can attempt to reduce it.

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Ep. #9, High Performance DevOps with Jez Humble
March 12, 2019

with Jez Humble

In episode 9 of o11ycast, Charity and Rachel sit down with Jez Humble, Co-Founder and CTO of DevOps Research and Assessments (acquired by Google since this session was recorded), to discuss DevOps security and how a team’s culture relates to their success.

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Ep. #8, Email Ecosystems & APIs with Nylas’ Christine Spang
January 17, 2019

with Christine Spang

In episode 8 of O11ycast, Charity and Rachel are joined by Nylas Co-Founder and CTO Christine Spang to discuss navigating the complex ecosystem of emails and how Nylas has managed to create an API for it.

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Ep. #7, Observability at Asana and Honeycomb
November 28, 2018

with Cliff Chang, Phips Peter

In episode 7 of O11ycast, Charity is joined by fellow Honeycomb team member Michael Wilde along with Asana’s heads of engineering and tech, Cliff Chang and Phips Peter, to discuss how observability has shaped their organizations.

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Ep. #6, Customer Reliability Engineering with Google’s Liz Fong-Jones
October 16, 2018

with Liz Fong-Jones

In episode 6 of O11ycast, Charity and Rachel talk to Google developer advocate Liz Fong-Jones about ways to build systems to be more transparent and explainable.

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Ep. #5, InfoSec with Gartner’s Anton Chuvakin
September 18, 2018

with Anton Chuvakin

In episode 5 of O11ycast, Rachel and Charity speak with Anton Chuvakin, Research VP at Gartner for Technical Professionals, about the ways modern companies make, or don’t make, decisions around security.

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Ep. #4, Systems Administration with Adam Jacob of Chef
August 2, 2018

with Adam Jacob

In episode 4 of O11ycast, Rachel and Charity ask Adam Jacob, co-founder and CTO of Chef, how the culture of DevOps has evolved both for system administrators and the companies they help build.

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Ep. #3, Distributed Systems with Paul Biggar of Dark
July 23, 2018

with Paul Biggar

In episode 3 of O11ycast, Rachel and Charity are joined by Paul Biggar, co-founder and CTO of Dark as well as founder of CircleCI, to discuss how microservices and automation have shaped the developer landscape.

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Ep. #2, Observable DevOps with Christina Noren of CloudBees
July 9, 2018

with Christina Noren

In episode two of O11ycast, Rachel and Charity are joined by Christina Noren, Chief Product Officer for CloudBees, to look at the ways both the development life cycle and the role of the developer have evolved.

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Ep. #1, Monitoring vs. Observability
June 15, 2018

In episode one of O11ycast, Merian Ventures’ Rachel Chalmers and Honeycomb.io’s Charity Majors dive into a few ways observability can drive fundamental changes in the way we approach software development.