picture of tanya looking sort of shifty

I am a Site Reliability Engineer and this is a pretentious picture. Look! I am a visionary, visioning. Ideation all over the place. I am almost certainly not thinking of poop jokes.

I like Raspberry Pi, Linux, Python, Go, C++ (well, sometimes. It’s a complicated relationship.), coffee, trains, the NYT Crossword, distributed systems and making things hard for humans to accidentally break. My github is over here.

Some day I will learn how to write good CSS, but probably not some day soon.

Upcoming talks

Have You Tried Turning It Off and Turning It On Again

Most of us have a backup strategy and many of us have a restore strategy and several of us have a fully tested restore strategy. But dependencies and complicated fallback plans make these strategies perilous.

Past talks

Have You Tried Turning It Off and Turning It On Again

Most of us have a backup strategy and many of us have a restore strategy and several of us have a fully tested restore strategy. But dependencies and complicated fallback plans make these strategies perilous.

Traps and Cookies

Does your production environment expect perfect humans? Does technical debt turn your small changes into minefields? This talk highlights tools, code, configuration, and documentation that set us up for disaster.

Microservice Dependencies

Microservices are great but their inter-dependencies are hard for humans to reason about. Here’s how to visualise it, rethink your dependencies and start handing the problem over to robots.

Ten Things That Will Make You Leave Technical Jobs

Half of the women who enter the tech industry don’t survive ten years. This talk walks through some of the things and people that try to push them out. If you can see it coming, it has less power over you! I mostly avoid diversity-blah talks, but I make an exception for trying to help people stay (if they want to).