Nick Groenen’s résumé

My professional career covers 10 years of experience in infrastructure and IT operations, currently as Site Reliability Engineering team lead at Castor. I have managed various teams across multiple companies, with my sweet spot appearing to be the growing of small- to medium-sized teams responsible for managing software infrastructure, especially in regulated and safety-critical environments.
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SREcon21

SREcon21, a gathering of engineers who care deeply about site reliability, systems engineering, and working with complex distributed systems at scale, will be held as a virtual event for the global SREcon community on October 12–14, 2021. — https…
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Toil

In Site Reliability Engineering, we want to spend time on long-term engineering project work instead of operational work. Because the term operational work may be misinterpreted, Google came up with a specific word for it: Toil. Toil is roughly quant…
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What is Site Reliability Engineering?

The term Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) originates from Google and describes the methodology and management practices Google uses to run its infrastructure. In the years since Google first started publishing and talking about its methods, SRE has…
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SREcon19 EMEA

Notes on talks I attended while visiting SRECon in Dublin, 2019.
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Top-10 talks of SREcon18 Europe

It's been a month since I attended SREcon18 Europe and the majority of talks is now available online. In this article I look at the ten talks which stuck with me the most in the days and weeks following the conference. Summaries are provided to highl…
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