Throw It Overboard: Recovering from Sunk Costs in Technical Teams

Not all projects make it to production. Join us for practical steps on how to identify when it’s a doomed project and salvage what you can.



Join us for this informative talk by Kristin Smith, DevOps Services Team Lead at Campspot, where we will diagnose when you may be over-extending a doomed project because of sunk-cost fallacy, and learn practical steps you can take to salvage valuable cargo from a sinking ship while getting your crew out alive.

Bring your questions for our interactive Q&A following the talk, and we hope to see you there!

Meet the Speaker

Kristin Smith (she/her)

DevOps Services Team Lead at Campspot

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Kristin Smith (she/her) serves as a DevOps Services Team Lead for a distributed team at Campspot. She transitioned into the technical industry seven years ago, bringing with her a background in history and archival sciences. Along the way she has worked in technical organizations ranging from three people to over 700, in both the private and public spheres. Her professional interests include infrastructure provisioning, monitoring and traceability in distributed systems, and writing documentation that people actually read. She (virtually) presented on “Repotting Overgrown Terraform Repositories” to a global audience at HashiTalks 2021, and believes there is a place in tech for anyone who wants to learn.


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Sep 22 2021


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm