Speaker: Jacob Scott

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Staff Software Engineer @stripe

Jacob is a technologist who is deeply curious about reliability in complex socio-technical (software) systems. He is currently a staff software engineer in the Platform & Ecosystem group at Stripe, focused on user facing event systems. Outside of work, he might be found at a nearby park with his one year old daughter or pursuing his avocation of collecting employees-only tech swag. Do you have a Facebook “illuminati” hoodie you are willing to part with? DM him on Twitter! 

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How Did It Make Sense at the Time? Understanding Incidents As They Occurred, Not as They Are Remembered

When we encounter undesirable outcomes, there is a natural instinct to look back, find something that went wrong, and fix it.

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Monday Dec 5 / 11:20AM PST ( 50 minutes )


Engineering Culture Complex Systems