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Nike Tech Talks

Nike Decathlon Club Cafe
15350 SW Koll Parkway
Beaverton, Or 97006, US (map)

Please note that the venue is approximately a 3/4 mile walk from the nearest Max station. A campus map will be provided with the reminder email.



Join Beth Long, DevOps Solutions Strategist at New Relic, at the Nike Tech Talks on March 14. Beth will give a talk titled, Brains, Bytes & Blowups: How Humans Learn to Keep Complex Systems Alive.

Enjoy snacks and beverages, as you network with fellow tech enthusiasts before and after the talk.

Abstract: As software systems become more complex, we look for strategies to move faster and produce more reliable systems. Yet the price of success is new and more challenging failures. If failure is inevitable, how do we cope? How do we learn from incidents and other types of failure? And how do our ways of collaborating shape the systems we create?

Bio: Beth Long is a software engineer who sneaked into a solutions strategist role at New Relic. Many years ago, she abandoned a potential career as a rocket scientist to tinker with websites. She has written, tested, broken, rescued, and taught code. She's the project lead for New Relic's collaboration with the SNAFUcatchers research project, investigating how tech companies cope with complexity and learn from incidents, a project which has caused her to randomly point and declare, "joint cognitive system!"