Forget Conway’s law. In distributed systems, Murphy’s law rules: Everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Anne Currie discusses common failure modes, how to approach diagnosing highly complex issues, and what we can learn from detectives like Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple.
Anne Currie has worked in tech for over 20 years as an engineer, manager, and entrepreneur doing everything from inventing desktop self-spyware products to helping people buy underwear 24 hours a day. She likes to believe she can still read assembly language AND help you purchase the perfect socks at 1:00am.