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Steve Smith

Equal Experts
Who are you?
I'm a rosbif

What do you do for a living?
I'm Head of Scale at Equal Experts

What are you going to talk about at FlowCon?
Why You Build You Run It can totally work at enterprise organisations

What are you the proudest of?
The last time I was in Paris, I asked for a burger to be well done, knowing in France that means medium, and that's what happened

What speaker and/or topic would you like to see at FlowCon?
Someone explaining techniques to combat recency bias. I just thought of that

If you were an art piece, which one would it be?
A 16th century map of Cornwall I saw today

What's your favorite band, artist or song?

Sum up your session or workshop in only 1 sentence
The usual excuses I hear to avoid trying out You Build It You Run It aren't very good

What are the 3 top takeaways from your session or workshop?
- Trust your engineers and give them the autonomy they need 
- Measure BAU maintenance work if you want to eliminate it
- Make repeatable, specialist tasks self-service. Don't hire 20 DevOps engineers and put 1 into each of your 20 teams