Charity Majors, CTO and co-founder of honeycomb, discusses observability, how to build great software, and what she learned not to do from Facebook
October 17, 2021
Charity Majors, CTO and co-founder at honeycomb, grew up in rural Idaho and dropped out of college. This is her unlikely journey from pianist to successful high-tech entrepreneur. She's a pioneer in the monitoring and observability space who turned her learning at Facebook into a company focused on helping developers find and fix bugs faster. Charity's opinionated, thoughtful, and one of the most outspoken critics of, well, the status quo :).
Listen and learn…
- What motivated Charity to start a career in tech having been a "perennial dropout"
- Why "ops has a well-deserved reputation for masochism"
- Why Charity says the "Kool-aid at Facebook is strong and potent"
- Why it's impossible to troubleshoot software bugs with high cardinality data
- How Charity defines observability
- What it means to practice observability-driven development (ODD) and why it should replace test-driven development (TDD)
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Thanks to Rachel Chalmers for making this episode happen!