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Principles of Chaos Engineering - Tales from the Field

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818 W 46th St · Minneapolis, MN

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As software systems become more complex, what we don’t know can hurt us. Learn how practitioners are embracing complexity by applying the principles of Chaos Engineering at our next Jam Session. We’ll have speakers from Walmart Labs, Target, Spok, and Code42. Join us for an evening of discussion around building antifragile systems at DevJam’s HQ.

Principles of Chaos Engineering - Tales from the field

Join Chuck Rostance, Matthew Shillerstrom, Jason Baker and Vilas Veeraraghavan as they dive into the world of Chaos Engineering.

5:30 – 6:00 – Enjoy food, drink, and each other’s company

6:00 - 6:30 - Chuck Rostance and Matthew Shillerstrom: "Experimentation, Continuous Improvement, and Safety Culture: Embracing Chaos Engineering"

Overview:
As Lean Software and DevOps has taken over and you’re delivering value faster than ever, you’ve created a distributed system that no single person can adequately understand or reason about. Not only are the services that you control complex, the infrastructure they run on can be utterly unpredictable. Rather than add layers of controls and walk back the gains you’ve made with DevOps, you can approach your systems holistically and scientifically. Come and learn about how Chaos Engineering can help you protect your customers from the chaotic system you probably just created and enable development teams to move fast responsibly.

6:30 - 7:00 - Vilas Veeraraghavan: “Creating resilient systems using chaos engineering”

Overview:
- What is chaos engineering and resiliency?
- Lessons from Netflix and Walmart
- How to build maturity in engineering teams to withstand chaos
- Resiliency levels concept - categorize in terms of impact to
revenue/operating costs
- Tools available and active communities in the open source ecosystem

7:00 – 7:30 - Jason Baker: Chaos Engineering is for unicorns (Not!)

Overview:
Chaos Engineering practices lead to more resilient and anti-fragile systems. It's a proven methodology practiced by many of the world's leading tech organizations. Why do so few companies in our region embrace these practices? Let's discuss some of the challenges we face introducing Chaos Engineering into our organizations and how we can overcome these challenges.

7:30 - 8:00 - Fishbowl conversation