Better Monitoring for Humans: The CASE Method


It’s 3am and you’ve just been dreaming about something great then poof: the phone rings. You’re on call this week and something seems to’ve gone awry. Welcome to a critical point in running modern computer systems.

The alerts that hound us are rarely designed to help us and they create a lot of stress and angst. We often ignore alerts, relegating them to empty mailing lists or unread Slack channels.

In this talk we’ll discuss the CASE Method: A vendor neutral, software-free process that works for one person or a whole company. It’s about improving context, keeping attention focused, and learning from our changes. Let’s make alerting better for humans!

Speaker

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Cory Watson

 

Cory Watson is Director of Technology, Office of the CTO at SignalFx, leading high impact, customer-focused projects around observability and monitoring. Cory started his journey to observability as

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