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|10/16 - Tuesday|
Forged Not Broken - How Google Recognizes the Value of Mistakes
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Boyd Recital Hall
College of Science & Mathematics and Dept of Computer Science presents the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Raymond Blum, Site Reliability Engineer at Google, Inc. His lecture, Forged not Broken - How Google Recognizes the Value of Mistakes recognizes that blame is too often used to assign punitive rather than truly corrective measures. In a culture based on competence and method, great value can be derived from thorough post mortem analysis and follow up. Raymond will discuss a strategy for learning from mistakes and applying this knowledge to minimize risk in the long term.
Raymond Blum leads a team of Site Reliability Engineers charged with keeping Google's and its users' data safe and durable. Before Google, he ran a hosting company and taught Computer Science after two decades in the financial and media industries. In his meager spare time, he indulges his interests in robotics and home automation and reads too much science fiction.