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0 to 100 days - Running DRTs at Dropbox

Posted by Thomissa Comellas, Tammy Butow  on  Sep 24, 2016

Thomissa Comellas shares her experiences developing and rolling out new Disaster Recovery Testing techniques at Dropbox. Tammy Butow shares how her team runs DRTs and has implemented the techniques.


Move Faster and Break Even More Things

Posted by Marcus Frodin  on  Sep 06, 2016

Marcus Frodin discusses a few failures he has overseen at Spotify, deriving a framework of how to think about and evaluate what worked and what didn’t, and how to get more of the things that did.


Solving Business Problems with Data Science

Posted by Krishna Sankar, Robert Bernard, Mohamed Elmallah, Shankar Vedaraman  on  Jul 08, 2016

The panelists discuss some of the unique problems that only data science can solve, the pitfalls and the success rate of data science projects.


Microservices: State of the Union

Posted by Adrian Cockcroft  on  Jul 07, 2016

Adrian Cockcroft discusses success/failure stories of adopting microservices, overviews what’s next with microservices and presents some of the techniques that have led to successful deployments.


A Darwinian Approach to APIs in Government Health

Posted by Bruce Haefele  on  Jul 06, 2016

Bruce Haefele shares from the successes and failures implementing an API strategy at Healthdirect Australia.


What We Talk about When We Talk about Distributed Systems

Posted by Alvaro Videla  on  Jun 08, 2016

Alvaro Videla reviews distributed systems: async/sync, message passing, shared memory, failure detectors, leader election, consensus and different kinds of replication, and recommends related books.


Subside Failure: Partitioning Time and Space

Posted by Sadek Drobi  on  May 21, 2016

Sadek Drobi talks about the API and how to understand the properties and the mechanics of a system, and to partition its different dimensions to avoid a domino style failure cascade.


The Myth of the Qualified Developer

Posted by Pete Smith  on  Apr 28, 2016

Pete Smith shares from his experience, discussing what it means to fail and how to make the most of it


Microservices Antipatterns

Posted by Tammer Saleh  on  Apr 15, 2016 1

Tammer Saleh talks about the mistakes made building microservices, when microservices are appropriate, where to draw the lines between services, performance issues, testing, debugging, failure, etc.


Architecting Distributed Databases for Failure

Posted by Fangjin Yang  on  Feb 27, 2016

Fangjin Yang covers common problems and failures seen with distributed systems, and discusses design patterns that can be used to maintain data integrity and availability when everything goes wrong.


Redefining Failure at Yammer

Posted by Nate Fink  on  Feb 13, 2016

Nate Fink shares how Yammer has changed everything from how they structure teams to the role of managers to how they measure progress so they can not only survive but thrive learning.


Partial Failures in a Microservices Jungle: Survival Tips from Comcast

Posted by Jon Moore  on  Sep 27, 2015

Jon Moore goes over some strategies for surviving in a jungle of partial failures. Each survival tip is explained through a concrete example, or "adventure story", from Comcast’s TV experience.

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