Central Iowa Software Symposium

August 3 - 4, 2018

Introduction to Chaos Engineering

Saturday - Aug 4 4:30 PM - HANCOCK

Matt Stine

Matt Stine

Global CTO - Software Architecture at Pivotal

Chaos Engineering, pioneered by Netflix, is the discipline of experimenting on a distributed system in order to build confidence in the system's capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production.

In this presentation, we'll take a look at the problem of building resilient software, and discuss how applying Google's SRE principles and patterns for architectural resiliency can help us to solve it. We'll then examine how the practice of Chaos Engineering can help us to prove or disprove the resiliency of our systems.

About Matt Stine

Matt Stine is an 18 year veteran of the enterprise IT industry, with nine of those years spent as a consulting solutions architect for multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as the not-for-profit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures from O'Reilly, and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast.

Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT “doesn’t have to suck,” and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms, in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity. He is currently the Global CTO of Architecture at Pivotal, and spends much of his time advising IT leadership on the effective adoption of cloud-native architectures.

Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to OSCON to YOW! and is a nine-year member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour. Matt is also the founder and past president of the Memphis Java User Group.