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Astrid Atkinson, Director, Software Engineering & Product Infrastructure

September 03, 2015

Astrid Atkinson

Managing complexity in distributed systems

Subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast to track the technologies and people that will shape our world in the years to come. In this week’s episode, O’Reilly’s Mac Slocum talks to Astrid Atkinson, director of software engineering at Google, about the delicate balance of managing complexity in distributed systems and her experience working on-call rotations at Google. Here are a few snippets from their chat: I think it’s often really hard for organizations that are scaling quickly to find time to manage complexity in their systems. .....

October 06, 2014

Astrid Atkinson

ASU to Host Buffy the Vampire Slayer Discussion and Screening on October 8

..... The evening will begin with a free meal and a screening of "Intervention," a season-five episode from Buffy the Vampire Slayer in which the protagonist is replaced with a lifelike robot. Following this special viewing, a conversation will be led by tech operations engineer Bridget Kromhout, Google engineering manager Astrid Atkinson, and ASU associate professor/Buffy super-fan Dawn Gilpin. Together they'll use Joss Whedon's acclaimed show to answer questions about technology, human identity, and what the future holds for both. .....