Workshop: Chaos Engineering in Practice

Location: Cantor & Jolson, 9th fl.

Duration: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Day of week: Friday

Level: Intermediate

Key Takeaways

  • Knowledge of what Chaos Engineering is and is not
  • An updated view of the Chaos Engineering landscape
  • What makes a good Chaos Engineering Experiment
  • How system maturity matters when choosing Chaos
  • What tools exist to run your own experiments
  • What starting places exist to continue research
  • Strategies for running a successful Game Day
  • Importance of team diversity and Common Ground
  • Approaches for broader adoption of Chaos Engineering in your organization
  • Knowledge sharing with similarly interested minds in the industry


Bring a laptop for hands-on sessions. Exercises will utilize technologies like Kubernetes and Containers, but no prior experience is required to get full value from the workshop. Having a local kubernetes instance already installed (e.g. Minikube or Docker) will be an advantage.

The practice of Chaos Engineering has emerged as a critical tool for the Continuous Verification of resilient systems. It is a proven technique not only for confirming the graceful extensibility of the distributed systems we build, but also for discovering features of the system that were assumed or even unknown. Building confidence in the system's capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production through scientific experimentation has helped make hundreds of high-profile technology companies - like Netflix, LinkedIn, and Capital One - overcome brittleness and improve availability.

This workshop introduces the main concepts of Chaos Engineering through the following topics: Introduction to Chaos Engineering, System Maturity Model, Building Common Ground through Game Days, and Wider Adoption. Participants will engage in interactive sessions during each section including active discussion, hands-on exercises, and group collaboration. By the end of the workshop, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Chaos Engineering and knowledge of the tools available to get started and how to help your organization embrace Chaos Engineering.

Speaker: Casey Rosenthal

CTO @backplaneio

Wrote the book on Chaos Engineering; wrote the definition/manifesto; runs Chaos Community Day; managed the Chaos Team at Netflix for 3 years

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