Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Fast track to chaos engineering

Russ Miles (ChaosIQ)
Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11,
9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Almaden Ballroom 1
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)

Participants should plan to attend both days of this 2-day training course. To attend, you must register for a Platinum or Training pass; does not include access to tutorials on Tuesday.

Build confidence in your systems' behavior and identify weaknesses before they happen. Join Russ Miles on a deep dive into chaos engineering and learn how to apply it in your organization.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

  • Establish a culture, practice, architecture, and design that is ready for chaos engineering
  • Design, build, and execute careful and controlled chaos engineering experiments to learn about weaknesses in your complex production systems
  • Apply different levels of experiments to learn about different weaknesses
  • Explore real-world examples and samples to see the concepts of chaos engineering in action

This training is for you because...

  • You are a software developer, site reliability engineer, or DevOps.

Hardware and/or installation requirements:

  • A laptop with the Chaos Toolkit installed
  • Access to GitHub


  • What is chaos engineering and why do I need it?
  • Building confidence in complicated and complex systems
  • Understanding and working with the emergent and novel with Cynefin, chaos, and microservices
  • Working with experiments and chaos in practice
  • Establishing prerequisites to chaos engineering
  • Architecting and designing for chaos
  • Chaos and testing
  • Building a hypothesis for a chaos engineering experiment
  • Minimizing the impact of experiments: Understanding your experiment’s blast radius, scope, and opt-out
  • Designing and implementing steady state monitoring for your system
  • Defining a chaos engineering experiment
  • Defining steady state probes
  • Defining experimental methods
  • Defining continuous state probes
  • Defining close state probes
  • Working with other people’s systems
  • Running an experiment manually
  • Establish a real system that can be subjected to chaos experiments
  • Automating your first experiment using the open source Chaos Toolkit and platform
  • Chaos at scale
  • Chaos and observability
  • Chaos and governance

About your instructor

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Russ Miles is CEO of, where he and his team build commercial and open source products and provide services to companies applying chaos engineering to build confidence in the resilience of their production systems. Russ is an international consultant, trainer, speaker, and author. His most recent book, Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices, explores how to apply chaos engineering to construct and manage complex, distributed systems in production with confidence.

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Conference registration

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06/09/2019 8:00am PDT

I’m also excited to participate and attend this two day training class. Unfortunately, my flight into San Jose was cancelled this evening, and I’m not flying in until tomorrow morning to SFO, so will likely not be there until after lunch. See you all then. Regards, Dan DeMania

Luis León Cárdenas Graide | PROJECTS ENGINEER
06/06/2019 1:52am PDT

Chaos Toolkit

06/06/2019 12:58am PDT

Hi Russ,

I am really excited for this training and looking forward to it. One of the pre-requisite for it is to have chaos tool kit installed on laptop. Where can we get that toolkit from?