Speaker: James Wen

Site Reliability Engineer @Spotify

James Wen is currently a Site Reliability Engineer at Spotify. He's on the ALF squad at Spotify, maintaining and developing the tooling for capacity management + provisioning and internal DNS for 150+ teams at Spotify. He was formerly the Team Lead (Anchor) of the Cloud Foundry Buildpacks team at Pivotal and a core contributor and maintainer of Bundler. He graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from Columbia University and is currently working toward his Master's in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning from Georgia Tech via the OMSCS program. He is an avid proponent of technical domains like open source, reliability, continuous integration, collective ownership, highly accessible context/knowledge, automation, and clean, maintainable code. He absolutely loves to climb, whether on real rock or plastic, or bouldering or lead.

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