Crystal Hirschorn, Conde Nast
"Systems fail all the time" goes the popular mantra in Reliability and Resilience engineering fields. Given this premise, industry leading organizations' practices have accelerated and matured several degrees to where we were even a few years ago. Organizations are beginning to stretch beyond their homegrown approaches to building organizational resilience to leveraging the expertise within the industry, and integrating approaches directly into the software deployment lifecycle through commoditized Chaos services.
However, our systems and organizations keep growing in complexity under the ever-increasing pressure for efficiency and scale. Our architectural approaches and paradigms keep shifting to cope with the complexity of domains such as wide adoption of micro services and Serverless development approaches.
A current limiting factor in running Chaos experiments is their contrived nature - we must think ahead what could go wrong. Is this true to experience? What about the sense of surprise that usually pervades failure situations? How can we facilitate more random, generative experiments?
In this talk, Crystal will offer where our Chaos and Resilience practices must evolve to keep pace with the challenges of growing complexity.