Build & maintain complex distributed systems
October 1–2, 2017: Training
October 2–4, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Lex Neva

Lex Neva
SRE, Fastly

Lex Neva is a site reliability engineer at Fastly. Lex originally trained in computer science, but he found that he most enjoyed applying his software engineering skills to operations. Previously, he kept large services running at Linden Lab’s Second Life,, and Heroku. A veteran of many large incidents, Lex has strong opinions on incident response, retrospectives, on-call sustainability, and good development and release processes.


3:50pm4:30pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Resilience Engineering
Location: Gramercy
Lex Neva (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
When the DDoS attack crushed Dyn last October, did your DNS fail? Heroku's sure did. In response, Lex Neva deep dove into everything DNS to learn how to implement resilient DNS properly—reading RFCs, asking questions of pros, and performing real-world experiments when no one knew the answers. Join Lex to find out what does work and all the crazy details of DNS that he uncovered. Read more.