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A Case for Chaos Engineering & Maintain Full Observability in the Age of Chaos

11 Feb 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - Austin DevOps

We will have food and drinks tonight:

Food: Austin Pizza from VMWare. Thanks Scott!
Beer: Victory CTO.

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Got Containers, Got Microservices, Got Serverless... Got Eyes?
Maintaining Full Observability in the Age of Chaos
by Howard Yoo

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Today's modern applications are ever in evolution. While new technologies promise new possibilities, it also comes with the price. How do you solve the riddle of maintaining the full observability of everything that moves? What could be some of the better ways to deal with this?

After this talk, you should be able to:
* Understand the complexity of today's modern applications
* Identify some of the risks in trying to observe everything
* Know the importance of metrics monitoring
* Experience a demo of metrics monitoring as a service

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Having rich experience in both engineering and technical sales profession, Howard Yoo has a very successful career in sales, consulting, and research roles in major information technology firms. Currently a Systems Engineer at VMware and previously held roles at IBM and Oracle, earning him a solid reputation as the subject matter expert in the enterprise IT industry. He continues to expand his technical skills further in Software as a Service, big data, cloud computing, and cognitive computing that are quickly becoming the next big waves in the information technology.

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Making a Case for Chaos Engineering
by Matthew Brahms

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Chaos Engineering is a term that has recently begun to be tossed around in Engineering circles with great frequency. This talk provides a high level overview of what "chaos engineering" is as a discipline, followed by a discussion of methodology used, and wrapped up with some demonstrations of live chaos!

After this talk, you should be able to:
* Understand what Chaos/Resiliency Engineering is
* Describe the mindset and methodologies used
* Know the steps to take to start using Chaos Engineering "in the wild"
* See a few tools demonstrated that are able to implement live experiments

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As a Site Reliability Engineer, Matthew works to build scalable/resilient systems and instill SRE culture into the teams he embeds with (SLI,SLO,SLA anyone?!). Previous roles have included DevOps Engineer, Systems Administrator, and being a professional Classical musician.

Originally from Columbus, OH, Matthew holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Currently he lives in Austin, TX, with his family and enjoys working in Google Cloud with Kubernetes, Go, and other cloud native technologies. Other favorite activities include being outdoors with the family (and "Chloe"--the family Scottie); cooking delicious, healthy, plant-based vegan food; and talking/listening to all things Classical in music.

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