Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Tammy Butow

Tammy Butow
Principal Site Reliability Engineer, Gremlin

Website | @tammybutow

Tammy Butow is a principal SRE at Gremlin, where she works on chaos engineering—the facilitation of controlled experiments to identify systemic weaknesses. Gremlin helps engineers build resilient systems using their control plane and API. Previously, Tammy led SRE teams at Dropbox responsible for the databases and storage systems used by over 500 million customers and was an IMOC (incident manager on call), where she was responsible for managing and resolving high-severity incidents across the company. She has also worked in infrastructure engineering, security engineering, and product engineering. Tammy is the cofounder of Girl Geek Academy, a global movement to teach one million women technical skills by 2025. Tammy is an Australian and enjoys riding bikes, skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing. She also loves mosh pits, crowd surfing, metal, and hardcore punk.


1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, October 1, 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: Sutton South/Regent Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Tammy Butow (Gremlin), Ana Margarita Medina (Gremlin), Patrick Higgins (Gremlin)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Chaos engineering 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. Tammy Butow, Ana Medina, and Patrick Higgins lead a hands-on deep dive into chaos engineering, covering the tools and practices you need to implement it in your organization. Read more.
9:05am–9:25am Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
Tammy Butow (Gremlin)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Tammy Butow explains how your company can use Chaos Days to focus on controlled chaos engineering. Similar to Hack Days, Chaos Days encourage an open culture of engineering. However, instead of focusing on building features, Chaos Days help you focus on building more resilient systems and reducing incidents. Read more.