Toni Akinwumi 10/30/2017

Shopify's in SF for LISA 2017!

LISA Conference happens from November 1 to 3, and two of our devs, Daniella Niyonkuru and Jake Pittis, will dive into production engineering life at Shopify. 

ChatOps has already been identified as instrumental for DevOps success. In this talk, I will describe how we use chatbots to accelerate developer onboarding, increasing developer productivity and manage service disruption incidents. ChatOps is about bringing tools into your conversations and using them to interact with the infrastructure. It traditionally combines a chatbot, key plugins and scripts. I will describe how we integrate these to perform actions related to the infrastructure such as rebalancing traffic, querying the infrastructure state, and other various actions.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 11:45 am12:30 pm

Fibers get cut, databases crash, and you’ve adopted Chaos Engineering to challenge your production environment as much as possible. But what are you doing to craft the resiliency test suites that minimizes the impact of your application as much as possible? How do you debug resiliency problems locally, and make sure to architect for robustness as development-time?

Toxiproxy is an open-source tool we’ve used for the past 2 years to emulate timeouts, latency and outages and one we believe could benefit nearly every company faced with these issues. In this talk, we’ll dive into practical tips, lessons learned, and best practices so you can use Toxiproxy to write resilient test suites.

Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 12:00 pm12:30 pm

If you're interested in a career at Shopify, head on over to our careers page for information. Hope to see you there!