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Fannie Mae

11600 American Dream Way · Reston, VA

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Presentation:

In this session you will learn how to take system resiliency to the next level by implementing Chaos Engineering. The goal of chaos engineering is to teach you something new about your systems’ vulnerabilities by performing experiments on them. By definition, Chaos Engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a distributed system in order to build confidence in the system’s ability to withstand turbulent conditions in production. You seek to identify hidden problems that could arise in production prior to them causing an outage. Only then will you be able to address systemic weaknesses and make your systems fault tolerant.

Both beginners who are new to system resiliency and experienced site reliability engineers will find value in this session.

Attendees will learn:
- What Chaos Engineering is and what problem it solves
- The concepts and practices involved with Chaos Engineering
- The tools that are available to facilitate Chaos Engineering
- Which companies have adopted Chaos Engineering
- How to perform chaos engineering by observing a demonstration

Presenter:

Rakesh Vashisht is a Lead Performance Engineer with over 19 years of experience in Performance Architecture, Engineering, Testing, and System Tuning. Rakesh has worked with many Fortune 100 companies and has delighted these organizations by researching and introducing new capabilities and practices. Rakesh enjoys researching and engineering solutions to system performance challenges by leveraging both COTS and open-source technologies. At Fannie Mae, Rakesh set up an Enterprise-level Performance Engineering Center of Excellence with industry-standard best practices, life cycle approaches, and artifacts. Rakesh developed a shift–left performance testing strategy by integrating performance tools into developer IDEs so that they can conduct unit and component level performance testing by utilizing existing JUnit test cases. Rakesh loves watching sports and engaging with his son’s baseball travel team.