I am an operations and database engineer and sometimes engineering manager. Right now I am the CTO and cofounder of Honeycomb, where we build observability for distributed systems. (“Monitoring” doesn’t have to be a dirty word; give us a try.)
Until recently I was a production engineering manager at Facebook. I spent 3.5 years working on Parse (both pre and post-acquisition by FB). I also spent several years at Linden Lab, working on the infrastructure and databases that power Second Life. I am the co-author of “Database Reliability Engineering” by O’Reilly.
I was a classical piano performance major in college, but dropped out because it turns out I prefer not being dirt poor. I have been building systems and engineering teams ever since.
I love startups, chaos and hard scaling problems, and somehow I always end up in charge of the databases.
December 17th, 2020 | 57 mins 26 secs
agile, brandon johnson, career, charity majors, ci/cd, cloud, continuous delivery, cto, devops, enterprise, eric the it guy, facebook, honeycomb, it, it guy, itguyeric, new stack, open source, open tech, open telemetry, open-tech, opensource, operations, parse, red hat, sudo show, technology
We are excited to bring on Charity Majors, CTO of Honeycomb.IO. Charity and our hosts discuss company culture, application observability, engineering culture, and the future of IT Operations.