We're building the best way for your whole organisation to respond, review and learn from incidents. This is where we talk about how and why.
Last week, we spent some time talking to Gergely Orosz about our thoughts on what happens when an incident is over, and you're looking back on how things went. If you haven't read it already, grab a…
How to react when things go wrong
My name's Tom - I previously founded Monzo and GoCardless, and I'm an angel investor based in London. I'm proud to have backed the incident.io team. If you run any kind of always-on software business…
incident.io on Ship It!
A few weeks ago, Stephen and I had the pleasure of talking to Gerhard Lazu on changelog’s Ship It! Podcast. We chatted about incident workflows, our relentless focus on simplicity, and how incident.io…
We’ve raised $4.7 million from Index Ventures, Point Nine, and a host of incredible angels
We’re delighted to announce we’ve teamed up with Index Ventures and Point Nine to supercharge the next stage of growth and development at incident.io. With the support of a number of angels, many of…
How to avoid bad assumptions during incidents
Trust, but verify! When responding to an incident, your priority is to build an understanding of what happened and why, so you can understand how to fix it. This understanding is built on discoveries…
The things we find hardest in incident response
No matter how good your tooling is, how experienced you are, or how much you've prepared, incidents can still be hard. Despite the five (soon to be more!) of us at incident.io racking up some serious…
New Joiner: Lawrence Jones
A few weeks late, we'd like to give a warm (if belated) welcome to Lawrence! Joining us from GoCardless, Lawrence worked as a Principal Engineer within the SRE team. This involved building self…
Industry Interviews: Uma Chingunde, Vice President of Engineering at Render
Who are you, and what do you do? I’m Uma Chingunde, and I’m Vice President of Engineering at Render. We’re the fastest way to host your apps and websites. We’re based in San Francisco and other places…
New Joiner: Lisa Karlin Curtis
We're excited to welcome Lisa Karlin Curtis to the team. Lisa started out as a consultant at Accenture before accidentally becoming a developer. Most recently, she's been working as a Tech Lead at…
Do I need an incident debrief?
This is the first in a series of posts which look at what happens when the incident is over and we're thinking about what to do next. We'll look at some guidance for deciding whether a debrief is…
Learning from incidents - Formula 1
Picture the scene. You’re the head engineer at a Formula 1 racing team, and moments away from the start of a race when a minor mistake by your driver sees your car damaged on the way to the grid. You…
Industry Interviews: Colm Doyle, Incident Commander at Slack
Welcome to our Industry Interviews series, where we speak to a variety of interesting people about everything incident management. Who are you, and what do you do? My name’s Colm Doyle (@colmisainmdom…
One, Two, Skip a Few...
The other day, we started getting strange reports from some customers of incident.io. Their incident identifiers — unique numbers to identify each incident — appeared to have jumped unexpectedly. One…
What is an incident?
Webster's Dictionary defines 'incident' as... just kidding, I'm not going to do that to you. But really, in a world where things go wrong in organisations all of the time, what should our threshold be for defining an incident?
Why more incidents is no bad thing
For a long time we've anchored ourselves to the notion that we should have fewer incidents, or none at all. It's hard to argue against — why wouldn't we want to fewer things to go wrong?
Incidents are for everyone
We’ve spent our lives building products customers love, but we've also been pulled into more incidents than we can count, ranging from small blips quickly solved, to massive incidents that required…
Don't count your incidents, make your incidents count
We can't have more than two major incidents per quarter. It happens all the time: senior folks at your company feel like things are out of control, and they attempt to improve the situation by…
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