Hot Takes With Charity Majors, Jill Jubinski, and Eric Sigler

Posted on Monday, Feb 26, 2018
An exploration of everything wrong with DevOps today. Pushing the limit of the [explicit] tag.

Show Notes

Definition of a hot take - “a piece of commentary, typically produced quickly in response to a recent event, whose primary purpose is to attract attention.”

Charity Majors (Honeycomb), Jill Jubinski (Fastly), and Eric Sigler (PagerDuty) sit down with Matt to have some fun with a few great DevOps “hot takes” and talk about what everyone is doing wrong.

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Charity Majors

Charity Majors

Cofounder and CTO of Honeycomb, a new startup focused on mining machine data. Previously running infrastructure at Parse, engineering manager at Facebook. Worked with the RocksDB team to build and deploy world’s first Mongo+Rocks in production. Likes single malt scotch.

Jill Jubinski

Jill Jubinski

Jill Jubinski is a spirited Recruiting Leader with over 7 years experience in the technical recruiting field. She received her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with plans to change the way organizations treated their employees. When that didn’t work out she started recruiting :wink:. Jill’s main priorities in her work are the humans she interacts with and the relationships being built. She strongly believes that recruiters are a strategic/impactful arm to any organization and that the work they do matters. Jill is also known to chat incessantly about her dogs, give hugs like they are going out of style and feels lucky to work at a company (Fastly) where she can be based in her hometown of St. Louis, MO.

Eric Sigler

Eric Sigler

Eric Sigler is the Head of DevOps for PagerDuty, evangelizing culture, automation, measurement, and sharing. Prior to his current role, he lead the Developer Tools team, implementing Continuous Deployment across the company’s infrastructure.

During his 16 year career in infrastructure engineering, he’s been the Technical Operations Manager at Minted, improving holiday cheer through high availability, and Manager of Computing Systems at Missouri S&T, saving the world one student mailbox at a time.


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.