Failover Conf will be a single-day virtual conference featuring speakers from cancelled or postponed events such as AWS Summits, KubeCon EU, Microsoft Ignite Zurich, SREcon and SXSW.
“We knew a lot of the industry was scrambling last week in the wake of all these changes,” said Kimbre Lancaster, Head of Global Events at Gremlin. “Conferences are a critical way that we share knowledge and connect with one another. We wanted to give back to the tech community by providing speakers with a new platform for their talks, as well as offering attendees a safe and valuable experience.”
To help put together this free virtual conference, Gremlin has quickly partnered with AWS, Blameless, Catchpoint, Cloudbees, Cockroach Labs, Datadog, Flowmill, Gitlab, Honeycomb, Kong, LaunchDarkly, Lightstep, NGINX, NS1, PagerDuty, Redis Labs, Rookout, Scalyr, SDTimes, Split.io, Splunk, The New Stack and ServiceNow. Keynote speakers have also been announced: J. Paul Reed, Senior Applied Resilience Engineer at Netflix; Matt Stratton, host of the Arrested DevOps podcast; and Tammy Butow, Principal SRE at Gremlin.
“This allows us to help support the community and share their stories without traditional avenues available,” said Kolton Andrus, CEO and Co-Founder of Gremlin. “As engineers we often plan for failure — when unforeseen circumstances occur, we need to do our best to mitigate the impact.”
Gremlin is the world’s first hosted Chaos Engineering service with a mission to help build a more reliable internet. It turns failure into resilience by offering engineers a fully hosted solution to safely experiment on complex systems, in order to identify weaknesses before they impact customers and cause revenue loss. Founded by CEO Kolton Andrus and CTO Matthew Fornaciari in 2016, the company has since raised $26.8Million in funding from Amplify Partners, Index Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures. Existing customers include Charter Communications, Expedia, Mailchimp, Qualtrics, Target, Twilio, Under Armour, and Walmart.