DevDays Europe 2020
DevDays Europe 2020

DevDays Europe 2019


May 14-16, 2019

Geert van der

Xpirit, Netherlands


Geert is a DevOps Consultant and Cloud architect working for Xpirit who helps development teams to build better software by coaching and helping them hands on. Geert loves improving teams on all aspects, from software craftsmanship to cloud native architecture and agile practices.


Chaos Engineering: The Fine Art of Breaking Stuff in Production on Purpose

Have you ever been called out of bed because the high available system you run wasn’t that high available as everyone thought? Or did you spend weekends doing manual fail over tests together with everyone in your team on standby?

These are things Chaos Engineering is trying to avoid. The idea of Chaos Engineering is that teams are in in control of their production environment. Being in control allows you to do experiments in production like killing servers, increase network latency or databases to see how your system is able to recover from it without impacting end users.

In this session we’ll cover the basics of chaos engineering, practices of creating an architecture and system that allows for experimenting in production and how you can start doing this in your own environments.

Session Keywords

High Availability