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

Schedule: Resilience Engineering sessions

Principles and practices for designing and managing systems that are robust, adaptable, and can recover from failure.

Track host

Bethany Erskine (Paperless Post)Bethany Erskine is a web operations and Linux systems administrator with 16 years of experience. As a Staff Systems Engineer on Paperless Post's Operations team, she cares for the infrastructure that helps millions of customers design custom invitations and connect in real life. Bethany is an erstwhile disco DJ and aspiring powerlifter, and can be found biking around Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

1:30pm2:10pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Location: Gramercy
Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Serverless means handing off server management to the cloud platforms—along with their security risks. With the “pros” ensuring our servers are patched, what’s left for application owners to protect? As it turns out, quite a lot. Guy Podjarny explores the aspects of security serverless doesn’t solve, the problems it could make worse, and the tools and practices you can use to keep yourself safe. Read more.
11:35am12:15pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Gramercy
Mike McGarr (Netflix)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Netflix has always been a Java shop, from its early DVD days to its migration to the cloud. This simplified the job for centralized teams, but as the popularity of non-JVM languages rose, these teams have begun to rethink their support strategy. Mike McGarr discusses the early days of Netflix's polyglot journey and where the company is going in the future. Read more.
1:30pm2:10pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Gramercy
Kate Deutscher (GreenSync)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Kate Deutscher explores common pitfalls to automating software delivery and explains how to find the processes in your delivery pipeline that can benefit the most from automation, focusing on three patterns commonly seen in automation tooling, backed by real-world case studies of when this pattern has worked well—and when it has ended in rampant failure. Read more.
3:50pm4:30pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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.
4:45pm5:25pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Gramercy
Nikhil Garg (Quora), Neeraj Agrawal (Quora)
Millions of people visit Quora's home feed to find high-quality content personalized to their interests. It is powered by a highly performant distributed system running sophisticated ML algorithms. Nikhil Garg and Neeraj Agrawal describe the evolution of the home feed's architecture and share several lessons from building and scaling this system. Read more.