Chaos Engineering Bootcamp

Thursday, 30 August, 2018 - 14:0017:30

Ana Medina, Gremlin

Space is limited: add this to your schedule if you plan to attend.


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. Chaos engineering can be thought of as the facilitation of controlled experiments to unearth weaknesses.

Ana Medina leads a hands-on tutorial on chaos engineering, covering the tools and practices you need to implement chaos engineering in your organization. Everyone will be given a Kubernetes cluster with a demo application to perform a set of chaos engineering attacks using a variety of chaos engineering tools. You’ll identify new ways to use chaos engineering within your engineering organization and discover how other companies are using chaos engineering to create reliable distributed systems.

Pre-Reading List
1. Production-Ready Microservices by Susan Fowler—especially the section on chaos testing at Uber (p. 94)

Prerequisites, Skills, and Tools
1. A basic understanding of production environments and the infrastructure required to run systems
2. Experience with Linux, cloud infrastructure, hardware, networking, and systems troubleshooting

Ana Medina, Gremlin

Ana is a Software Engineer living in San Francisco. She is currently working as a Chaos Engineer at Gremlin, helping companies avoid outages by running proactive chaos engineering experiments. She last worked at Uber where she was an engineer on the SRE and Infrastructure teams specifically focusing on chaos engineering and cloud computing. Catch her tweeting at @Ana_M_Medina mostly about traveling, diversity in tech and mental health.

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@inproceedings {218957,
author = {Ana Medina},
title = {Chaos Engineering Bootcamp},
booktitle = {SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa (SREcon18 Europe)},
year = {2018},
address = {Dusseldorf},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug