Charity first took us through the pain of being a CEO and explained us why she chose to focus on tech again after a while. She then explained how she felt into code instrumentalisation during her time at Parse and how this became her idea for Honeycomb.io. We then went back to her early years, how she felt into IT, SysAdministration and ended up working in the Silicon Valley. We talked about mentorship, learning and sharing. We dwelved on the public speaking skills as a leadership skill before talking about the private meetups that Charity organises. Finally, we talked about the technical-leader role and the necessity to move back and forth from management to tech to hone both skills and bring the two worlds together.
Charity Majors is an ops engineer and accidental CEO at honeycomb.io. Before this she worked at Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab on operations and developer tools... and she always seems to wind up running the databases. Co-author of O'Reilly's 'database reliability engineering' book, she loves free speech, free software and single malt scotch.
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