Speaker: James Wickett

Senior Security Engineer @verica_io

James is a dynamic speaker on software engineering topics ranging from security to development practices. He spends a lot of time at the intersection of the DevOps and Security communities, and seeing the gap in software testing, James founded the open source project, Gauntlt, to serve as a Rugged Testing Framework.  

James works as a Sr. Security Engineer and Developer Advocate at Verica, and is he is the author of several courses on DevOps and DevSecOps at LinkedIn Learning. His courses include DevOps Foundations, Infrastructure as Code, DevSecOps: Automated Security Testing, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Site Reliability Engineering, and more.  

James is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference, which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and Serverless Days Austin. He previously served on the global DevOps Days board.  

In his spare time, he is trying to learn how to make a perfect BBQ brisket.


Chaos Engineering in Practice

The practice of Chaos Engineering has emerged as a critical tool for the Continuous Verification of resilient systems. It is a proven technique not only for confirming the graceful extensibility of the distributed systems we build, but also for discovering features of the system that were assumed or even unknown. Building confidence in the system's capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production through scientific experimentation has helped make hundreds of high-profile technology companies - like Netflix, LinkedIn, and Capital One - overcome brittleness and improve availability.

This workshop introduces the main concepts of Chaos Engineering through the following topics: Introduction to Chaos Engineering, System Maturity Model, Building Common Ground through Game Days, and Wider Adoption. Participants will engage in interactive sessions during each section including active discussion, hands-on exercises, and group collaboration. By the end of the workshop, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Chaos Engineering and knowledge of the tools available to get started and how to help your organization embrace Chaos Engineering.


Level All


Chaos EngineeringResilience Engineering


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