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In this talk Crystal will explore incident planning, postmortem-driven development, chaos engineering, and observability practices and the impact this can have for operating distributed systems as scale. You will learn about the exponential effect chaos engineering practices can have on levelling up your engineering organization, one controlled chaos experiment at a time.
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Crystal Hirschorn is Director of Engineering and Cloud Platforms at Condé Nast International, where she is building an awesome engineering organization, while technically leading a digital transformation to build unified technology platforms deployed across the globe for their portfolio of well known brands such as Vogue and Wired. A software engineer with more than 15 years’ experience working mainly within the media and government sectors, Crystal has spent much of her time on the frontlines tackling the challenges of scaling software and infrastructure. Previously, she led the online technical strategy for many BBC News elections events, including the last General Election, which served more than 65 million requests in a 24-hour period at traffic peaks of 3.2 million concurrent requests.