How we broke the Guardian website.. And what we learned

Gareth Trufitt, The Guardian

Moving fast shouldn’t mean breaking things, but Facebook’s old mantra often reflects the realities of a rapidly evolving codebase and infrastructure. The Guardian’s development culture is designed to allow us to move quickly, deploy a dozen times a day and get statistically-significant A/B test results within hours.

Sometimes, though, that leads to the odd slip up.

In this talk I’ll lay bare just a few of the mistakes we made and more importantly, the lessons learned and remediation we took to avoid the problems in the future.

Required audience experience

None

Objective of the talk

  • Tools and techniques for stable, resilient systems, tools and teams
  • Understand why an honest, no-blame culture is important
  • Make people understand that there it is ok to fail

You can view Gareth’s slides below:

Gareth Trufitt CLL18-How-we-broke-the-guardian

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Location: Date: May 17, 2018 Time: 4:40 pm - 5:25 pm Gareth Trufitt, The Guardian Gareth Trufitt, The Guardian