58 minutes | Jan 23, 2021

David Henke - On building a culture of "Site Up" at LinkedIn and Yahoo! - #3

David is LinkedIn’s former SVP of Engineering and Operations. He came out of retirement to join LinkedIn in 2009 during a time of rapid growth. After 4 years at LinkedIn, he retired in 2013.  Throughout his career, David has been in multiple leadership positions and has been recognized as one of the best Operations Executives. This was an extremely fascinating conversation. David shares insightful stories from early days at LinkedIn and what it took to develop the culture of “Site Up and Secure”. He shares one of the most severe outages he has experienced in his career - this one was at Yahoo!, which he calls the 10g massacre. We talk about David’s 3 retirements throughout his career, his advice on developing operational excellence and lessons on being an effective leader. Throughout this conversation you’ll also hear various nuggets of wisdom from David, better known as Henkeisms. Please enjoy this highly entertaining and deeply insightful conversation with David Henke. Website link: https://softwaremisadventures.com/henke   Music Credits: Vlad Gluschenko — Forest License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en  
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