Break Things on Purpose

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This episode we speak with Matthew Simons. Matthew is a Senior Product Development Manager at Workiva and he leads the Quality Assessment team there. Topics include: Supporting and encouraging reliability at Workiva, why Workiva moved from App Engine to EKS, how to tighten the customer feedback loop, how Chaos Engineering can help folks who are oncall, and fatal optimism and the asteroid that may hit the Earth in the year 2181 (it’s real y’all).

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What is Break Things on Purpose?

A monthly podcast about Chaos Engineering, presented by Gremlin, Inc. Find us on Twitter at @BTOPpod.