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Niall Murphy
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Director of Software Engineering, Azure PIE, Microsoft. Instigator of SRE book.
Director of Software Engineering, Azure PIE, Microsoft. Instigator of SRE book.

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Forgot to post this here earlier, but places are definitely filling up fast:

https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/4805975

Microsoft is pleased to announce that we've got Nicole Forsgren and Maggie Pint to come to our new campus in D18 and give public lectures about software delivery metrics, business success, and our open source work!

If you don't know Nicole, she's a figure of industry stature, CEO of the DevOps research institute, and co-author of the best-selling Accelerate (https://itrevolution.com/book/accelerate/) which is genuinely one of the best books I've read this year.

Tours of the building and food are available.

Please resend/reshare/copy-and-paste inside your orgs (+Gráinne Sheerin +Dmitry Fedoruk +James Youngman +Robert Collier +James Raftery +David Jordan +Niall OReilly +Donal Hunt +Deomid Ryabkov +dave burke +Adrian Colley -- thank you all for a micro-sliver of your attention.)
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NEW! "The Under-7s Fire Service was one of several compulsory children's emergency services in Scarfolk..." More info: https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2018/02/under-7s-fire-service.html
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"I bought my boss two copies of The Mythical Man Month so that he could read it twice as fast." - @rkoutnik
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What I’ve been doing all day:

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Well worth it
If you want a really good, long read for your weekend: Anat Deracine has captured the experience of being a woman in tech really, really, vividly. She writes from experience — we used to be colleagues! — and also with a remarkable ability to bring things to life. I stopped to "just check what it was" and was 10,000 words in before I remembered that I was supposed to be running errands.

(She also apparently has a YA novel coming soon — one which sounds quite promising in its own right. https://www.amazon.com/Driving-Starlight-Anat-Deracine/dp/1250133424)
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The linked document (from the post) is worth reading.

"The idea of trying to alter a company's culture all by yourself is almost as stupid as the myth of meritocracy the tech industry is so in love with," Altheide told Gizmodo. "The only way to even begin to attempt to create positive change inside an organisation purpose-built exclusively for the task of providing value to shareholders is through collective action."

(I notice that there is already a comment from some pseudonymous male saying "I hate to be that guy but the timing of this seems awfully convenient" or words to that effect. I marvel at his failure to grasp causality. When an event happens, people discuss history related to that topic; and when people discuss stuff, seemingly some well-meaning individual always tips the press. No one ever leaks my documents since they are about "how to be (or become) a good person"; and if people were actually interested in that they would be reading Aristotle or something, and not tech news.)
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