On her blog, Máirín Duffy has written about four separate talks from the USENIX Women in Advanced Computing 2012 Summit
. Included are talks from Leslie Lambert
, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Juniper Networks; Emily Gladstone Cole
, Operations Architect, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Clea Zolotow
, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM; and Sabrina Farmer
, Site Reliabity Engineer, Google Inc. The write-ups are quite thorough and interesting. From Farmer: "In Gmail, if something goes wrong, it’s in the news. You’re responsible for hundreds of millions of people’s email on that team. Her first press interview for Gmail was terrifying, but amazing. The next reporter asked for her by name. Having an outage in the NY Times would be really bad – it’s a very high risk position. You can’t, however, have success without failure – you won’t grow if you don’t fail along the way. It’s how you handle that failure that matters. The worst thing that can happen when you fail is probably not as bad as you think.
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