This talk will cover the basics of The Principles of Chaos and things to consider when applying them to a distributed system. We’ll also talk about the role APIs play in those systems and how to consider things like blast radius when building resilient APIs. We’ll do all that by drawing comparisons to the all-too-frequent power outages my house suffers from and the games my generator plays… because it’s all about me.
Lorinda Brandon is a Director of Software Engineering at Twilio. She has had the good fortune to work at a number of stellar companies, including Intuit, CapitalOne, Kayak.com, RR Donnelley, EMC, and SmartBear Software. From early days working on automating Air Force systems in the 1980’s to now directing Customer Lifecycle applications for Twilio SendGrid, Lorinda has seen the software industry shape itself into a major force in the world.