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Breaking Systems to Make Them Unbreakable

Jason Yee DataDog

As applications become more distributed and complex, so do our failure modes. In this presentation, I’ll share why you shouldn’t just embrace failure, but why you should induce it to intentionally cause and learn from failure. This presentation will start with some basic information on why you should start running Chaos experiments (sometimes called Game Days), how we run them at Datadog and how to start implementing them within your organization. We’ll then get hands on and run a Chaos experiment—breaking a sample application and investigating the results to learn more about how systems and applications work.

Jason Yee

Jason is a technical evangelist at Datadog, where he works to inspire developers and ops engineers with the power of metrics and monitoring. Previously, he was the community manager for DevOps & Performance at O’Reilly Media and a software engineer at MongoDB. When he’s not speaking at conferences or helping organize them, he likes to spend time on planes “travel hacking”; hunting for interesting, regional whiskey; and catching pokemon.

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