James McNeil

(He / him / his)

Site Reliability Engineer @Netlify

James is a lapsed strategy consultant who did a coding bootcamp on a whim and hasn't looked back. He is interested in equal measure by human factors in incident response and computer networking. He has plenty of time to think about both as a Site Reliability Engineer at Netlify. He works remotely in London. 

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Session

Lessons Learned from Remote-first SRE

Legend has it that there is a Netlify office. Personally, I've never seen it. While I joined during the pandemic, we've been a remote-first company for years. On the other hand, many teams throughout our industry were thrust unexpectedly into remote work during the pandemic. For all kinds of reasons, many now hope to start heading back to the office. But instead of going back to business as usual, there is an opportunity to consider how we can do things differently. 

I'll be talking about how we've made remote working sustainable at Netlify. I'll discuss how the practices which make for effective remote working can improve hybrid and in-person incident management. In particular, I'll address the importance of documentation, asynchronous communication, and setting clear boundaries for yourself and your team. 

Date

Monday Nov 1 / 09:10AM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

From Remote to Hybrid Teams: Return to Office?

Topics

Remote TeamsDistributed TeamsSRETeam CollaborationAgileCommunicationTools

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Remote and Hybrid Teams Panel

The future of teams is increasingly looking personalized... kind of like your Netflix queue. The removal of the expectation and the obligation to be physically present in the same room is providing opportunities for teams to experiment, learn and adopt practices that confer both flexibility and efficiency.

In this panel, hear from a motley of folks who have experienced this new world from a variety of perspectives - from a traditional office setting to remote-first or remote-friendly to a hybrid one! From joining, to being successful in, to building a productive hybrid team!

Date

Monday Nov 1 / 12:10PM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

From Remote to Hybrid Teams: Return to Office?

Topics

Remote TeamsDistributed TeamsTeam CollaborationAgileCommunicationTools

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