"Just" Engineering Culture

A just culture is one where organizations and their people value resilience and improvement. It is one where leadership and their people can admit mistakes, accept failure, and jointly feel accountable to learning and improving. This track will provide practices and processes that demonstrate how both psychological safety and safety engineering can lead to higher quality software and happier teams. It will talk about moving beyond just blameless postmortems and retrospectives to building a culture where folks are rewarded for being the messenger. Topics will include incident management techniques, risk management practices, and learning practices.

From this track


Generous, High Fidelity Communication Is the Key to a Safe, Effective Team

A team's ability to communicate effectively and disagree productively is directly related to its resilience towards incidents and interruptions.

Denise Yu

Engineering Manager and Rubyist


"Just" Engineering Culture Presentation 2

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"Just" Engineering Culture Presentation 3

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"Just" Engineering Culture Presentation 4

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Tuesday Oct 25 / 09:00AM PDT



QCon San Francisco 2022
Oct 24th - Oct 28th, 2022


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Track Host

Michelle Brush

Engineering Manager SRE @Google

Michelle Brush is a math geek turned computer geek with over 20 years of software development experience. She has developed algorithms and data structures for pathfinding, search, compression, and data mining in embedded as well as distributed systems. In her current role as an SRE Manager for Google, she leads teams of SREs that ensures GCE's APIs are reliable. Previously, she served as the Director of HealtheIntent Architecture for Cerner Corporation, responsible for the data processing platform for Cerner’s Population Health solutions. Prior to her time at Cerner, she was the lead engineer for Garmin's automotive routing algorithm.

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