Sarah Novotny

Failing Gracefully at Speed

Date: This event took place live on December 10 2014

Presented by: Sarah Novotny

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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The modern Internet is made of compose-able and interoperable components all speaking HTTP. The evolution from the older monolithic application stack to a loosely coupled collection of services delivering specialized features has many benefits and these breakdown into roughly two buckets - speed of development and speed of repair.

This webcast will share the ways this new architecture enables businesses to innovate, move faster, and with more grace to provide the best possible experience to their end users. We'll cover several concepts that developers and architects can think about in their code and architecture to give their users a better experience when failure does happen.

About Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for Nginx. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for and the ill fated In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She's also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.

Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O'Reilly Media's OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at