Category: Podcast

Check out episodes covering SRE, DevOps and platform engineering. Some have only our insights. Others are interviews with amazing SREs and engineers. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

  • #26 – Growing as an SRE (Part 2)

    In part 1, we covered the first truth – that you don’t grow in your career merely through tenure. That was a simple one.  Let’s explore 2 more truths that are somewhat trickier… Truth #2 — Career progression is not a start-stop journey I like to call what a lot of people do for the next rung in…

  • #25 – DORA and the Pursuit of Engineering Excellence (with Tim Wheeler)

    Episode 25 [SREpath Podcast] Show notes Tim Wheeler is not shy to skip past all-too-common platitudes and describe what it takes to build a solid developer experience and engineering culture. Tim is the Director of Engineering Excellence at SquaredUp, which is in the observability dashboard space. To him, DORA metrics are the supporting act for…

  • #24 – Growing as an SRE (Part 1)

    Episode 24 [SREpath Podcast] My dear SRE friend, You – like many other SREs – want to progress into more senior roles in the future. This is known as career progression. Successful career progression in Site Reliability Engineering means constantly growing your ability to handle a wider scope of responsibility. But there are 3 lesser-known…

  • #23 – The Danger of Unreliable Platforms (with Jade Rubick)

    Episode 23 [SREpath Podcast] Show notes Jade Rubick needs no introduction in the reliability and observability space. He was VP of Engineering at New Relic from 2010 to 2019. It was my pleasure to have him talk about issues like managing expectations with teams, especially platform-based teams. We even had a spicy take on their…

  • #22 – How Google does SRE consulting (with Yury Niño Roa)

    Episode 22 [SREpath Podcast] Show notes I did not know that Google itself does consulting around its SRE practices. This is not a sponsored episode LOL! I wanted to talk with my SRE friend, Yury Niño Roa, about her drawings and SRE ideas, but we dove into a whole lot more than that. We spoke…

  • #21 – Better SRE in 2024 is all we can hope for

    Episode 21 [SREpath Podcast] Show notes Sebastian is back for this episode to help set out direction for 2024. We reflected during the holidays on the problems SREs faced in 2023 in terms of job insecurity, burnout, and “that really shouldn’t be my sole job”. Sebastian and I talked about what we hope to bring…

  • #20 Holiday special with Stephen Townshend

    Episode 20 [SREpath Podcast] Join Ash Patel and Stephen Townshend for a friendly chat about what they’ve learned in SRE as 2023 comes toward a wrap! Stephen hosts Slight Reliability, a highly popular podcast on Site Reliability Engineering. He also was a developer advocate at SquaredUp until recently and now is back at IAG Insurance…

  • #19 How to Develop Early Career Engineers (with John Hyland)

    Episode 19 [SREpath Podcast] Ash Patel talks with John Hyland who ran the Ignite Program at New Relic, which is dedicated to developing early career engineers. John shares insights about driving better outcomes for the organization and the early career professionals who join them. Episode Transcript Ash Patel: Great to have you on, John. I am…

  • #18 Winning at SRE in Banking and Telecom (with Troy Koss)

    Episode 18 [SREpath Podcast] Ash Patel talks with Troy Koss who is the Director of SRE at CapitalOne, an early adopter of DevOps and SRE in the banking sector. He shares insights on working in regulated industries like banking telecom with his early work experience being at Verizon, a US telecom. Troy also shares his…

  • #17 Lessons from SRE’s Wild West Days (with Rick Boone)

    Episode 17 [SREpath Podcast] Ash Patel interviews Rick Boone who is a pioneering engineer in the field of infrastructure and reliability engineering. Rick worked at Facebook in production engineering when it was still called AppOps. He is also well known as being Uber’s first SRE hire. He shares amazing stories from those pioneering days. Rick…