Video AMA: Chaos Engineering with Ana Medina


(Matt Stratton) #1

Our next guest for the PagerDuty Community AMA is Ana Medina!

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Ana is currently working as a Chaos Engineer at Gremlin, helping companies avoid outages by running proactive chaos engineering experiments. She last worked at Uber where she was an engineer on the SRE and Infrastructure teams specifically focusing on chaos engineering and cloud computing. Catch her tweeting at @Ana_M_Medina mostly about traveling, diversity in tech, and mental health.

How This Works

Post your questions to Ana in this thread - we’ll collect them up and Ana will answer them in a live-stream video on January 29. Questions should be posted no later than Friday, January 25. You can also tweet your questions for Ana to us via our twitter handle, @pagerduty. Please use the hashtag #pagerdutyama.

In addition to your questions about Ana’s experiences, we encourage you to interpret “AMA” as “Ask My Advice”!


(Jonathan Curry) #2

(Joel Heenan) #3

Hi Ana. I have been on multiple projects and customers where Chaos Monkey is discussed or floated and there is great interest and conversation, but once it comes time to actually run it people get scared. Objections slip out and it becomes a game of “but what if (data is corrupted, a customer is impacted, the very important person becomes upset)”. Have you faced these objections and how have you overcome them?