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Thursday, October 15 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Your Baby is Ugly. Let's Be Friends (Workiva and Gremlin)

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Highly decoupled teams allow enterprise-scale engineering organizations to move at greater velocity. But how do you build a shared culture of quality and reliability among disparate teams? Going around breaking their software doesn’t sound like a good way to build systems or friends.

Matt Simons, Senior Engineering Manager of Quality Assessment, will share how his team partners with the dozens of teams and 400+ engineers at Workiva to help them understand quality in distributed systems by breaking their software without breaking their spirits. He’ll discuss the challenges of building cross-team reliability and how they approached it using Chaos Engineering.

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Matthew Simons

Senior Engineering Manager, Workiva
Matt likes to get lost in his own head. He likes it when other people are willing to go on that journey with him. Talk big picture to me, baby. He likes to have fun and likes people that don't take themselves too seriously. Matt likes to read, write, give conference talks, and meet... Read More →
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Jason Yee

Director of Advocacy, Gremlin
Jason Yee is Director of Advocacy at Gremlin where he helps people build more resilient systems by learning from how they fail. He also leads the internal Chaos Engineering practices to make Gremlin more reliable. Previously, he worked at Datadog, O’Reilly Media, and MongoDB. His... Read More →

Thursday October 15, 2020 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Track 2