Episode 004: DevOps and Creativity with Charity Majors

October 20th, 2016 · 50 mins 37 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “The Hot Mess Podcast...” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

00:54 – Charity Majors’ Introduction / Listener Question: “What is your superhero origin story?” ~Donald Plummer

02:54 – Operations and Creativity

06:37 – Hiring People for Operations

Commandos, Infantry, and Police

07:35 – Looking Back on Chaos

10:00 – “Problems of Success”

Jessica Kerr: Growing Your Tech Stack: When to Say No (Spectrum of Risk Article)

11:32 – Bootcamp Graduates and Startup Culture

15:44 – “Cult-y Companies”

Dunbar's Number

19:19 – Microservices

Conway’s Law

26:41 – “Serverless"

29:55 – What should software engineers should be doing to learn more about operations?

“Put yourself in rotation...Expose yourself to the consequences!” ~ Charity Majors

39:01 – Misogyny in Tech


Astrid: It’s really important to understand operations.

Sam: Actually understanding your dependencies still applies in a serverless architecture.

Coraline: We are all trying to work to make tech better in our own ways.

Dave: The system is the source of the power that we have to use to break the system because the system is broken.

Charity: The intersection of tech and human issues.

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