Recent innovations in tooling for operations has been driven by by the last ten years of growing DevOps adoption. DevOps speeds up feedback loops, delivers value faster, and shortens time to validate before release while simultaneously tricking us into thinking we still can test everything in a CD pipeline.

Observability had emerged as a technique to handle the reality of real customer use cases like global traffic or malformed historical data that will always uncover new understanding about our systems in production. This talk is Abby's journey into experiencing the sometimes academic sounding definition of an observable system.

About the speaker

Abby Bangser is a software tester with a keen interest in working on products where fellow engineers are the users. Abby brings the techniques of analysing and testing customer facing products to tools like delivery pipelines and logging so as to generate clearer feedback and greater value.

Currently Abby is a Test Engineer on the Platform Engineering team at MOO which supports the shared infrastructure and tooling needs of the organisation.

Outside of work Abby is active in the community by co-leading Speak Easy which mentors new and diverse speakers, co-hosting the London free meetup Software Testing Clinic which brings together mentors and new joiners to the software testing industry, and co-organising European Testing Conference 2019. You can get in touch easiest on Twitter at @a_bangser.

This event is free of charge and open to all.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

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 A journey to truly understanding observability - Edinburgh Branch
Date and time
Wednesday 5 February, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Room G.03
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