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With a short delay, the recap of the final day 3 of SRECon Europe 2017. In the morning I jumped around quite a bit, so I didn’t get much of a coherent experience. Statistics for Engineers This workshop was held by Heinrich Hartmann from Circonus. Statistics is the art of extracting information from data. In this workshop, we will visit the statistical methods that are relevant for operating modern IT infrastructures.

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Another day of inspiring talks and discussions is coming to an end. I spend most of my time in Track 1 on Setting up SRE teams and engagements. Setting Up SRE in a Global Financial Organization My first talk of the day was by Janna Brummel and Robin van Zijll of ING. By now, most of us have read the O’Reilly book about Google SRE or have heard of other tech companies’ SRE teams.

SREcon Europe 2017 -- Day 1

day 1 summary of srecon 2017 in dublin, ireland

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I am currently in Dublin, Ireland, for SRECon Europe/Middle East/Africa 2017. The day started right off with a surprise at the registration desk, I wasn’t on the list of participants. Luckily the issue could be resolved quickly and I could enter the conference area. Care and Feeding of SRE The first keynote was delivered by Narayan Desai, an SRE manager from Google. As SRE enters the ops zeitgeist, much of the focus has been placed on tactics–techniques that individual operations teams can adopt to improve their effectiveness.