Presentation: Chaos Engineering: Why the World Needs More Resilient Systems

Track: Architecting for Failure

Location: Fleming, 3rd flr.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Wednesday

Level: Intermediate

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There are those of us that are motivated to build resilient systems, improve uptime, move fast and keep systems reliable. Then there are those of us who feel overwhelmed by our to-do lists and the features or projects we feel we need to get out the door.

The world needs more resilient systems because the world needs engineers in this for the long haul. We can create a better future for ourselves, those who come after us, our customers and our wider teams by focusing on building resilient systems. How do we make it easier for everyone to build resilient systems?

It is not easy to build resilient systems, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Engineers love a technical challenge. In this talk I will explain how focusing on the detection, mitigation, resolution and prevention of incidents is a great place to start. I will share my experiences using chaos engineering to build resilient systems... even when you can’t build your systems from scratch.

Speaker: Tammy Butow

Principal Site Reliability Engineer @Gremlin

Tammy Butow is a Principal SRE at Gremlin where she works on Chaos Engineering, the facilitation of controlled experiments to identify systemic weaknesses. Gremlin helps engineers build resilient systems using their control plane and API. Tammy previously led SRE teams at Dropbox responsible for Databases and Storage systems used by over 500 million customers. Prior to this Tammy worked at DigitalOcean and one of Australia's largest banks in Security Engineering, Product Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering.

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