Jam Session February 3 – Casey Rosenthal from Netflix’s Chaos Engineering Team

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When: 5:30PM Wednesday, February 3, 2015
Where: DevJam Studios Basement
818 W 46th St
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Join us for our next Jam Session where Casey Rosenthal will talk about his current work in Netflix’s Chaos Engineering team, for now don’t forget to view the top movies on Netflix.


Engineering Confidence in an Increasingly Complex Future

I’m interested in a few specific trends toward complexity in the software industry.  I will talk a little bit about Netflix’s approach to embracing complexity, and then specifically how my teams use Chaos Engineering and Intuition Engineering to navigate one of the largest scale deployments on the Internet.  I will also mention some “what ifs” — other interesting paths that I think the software industry could have taken, but did not.

About: As an Executive Manager and Senior Architect, Casey manages teams to tackle Big Data, architect solutions to difficult problems, and train others to do the same.  He seeks opportunities to leverage his experience with distributed systems, artificial intelligence, translating novel algorithms and academia into working models, and selling a vision of the possible to clients and colleagues alike.  For fun, Casey models human behavior using personality profiles in Ruby, Erlang, Elixir, Prolog, and Scala.


Agenda for the Evening:

5:30 – 6:00 – Eat, drink and start the conversations

6:00 – 7:00 – Casey Rosenthal

7:00 – 7:15 – Short break to create and collect questions for the fishbowl

7:15 – 8:00 ish  – Fishbowl