Chaos Monkey for Fun and Profit

Yesterday I gave a talk at the Chaos Engineering Hamburg meetup titled “Chaos Monkey for Fun and Profit”. In this talk I offered some practical insights into Chaos Engineering based on my experience of doing resilience testing at Jimdo.

At the end of the presentation, I did a “live chaos demo” and unleashed Chaos Monkey in our production environment.

This was a lot of fun! Check out the slides and links below.


The core idea of Chaos Engineering is to inject failures proactively in a controlled manner in order to gain confidence in our systems. Automating fault injection with tools like Chaos Monkey represents one of the advanced principles of Chaos Engineering. In this talk, Mathias is going to show you how to run your very own Chaos Monkey with Docker, and how to use it for both automated and manual fault injection.



Tagged under: Resilience, Testing, Chaos Engineering, Speaking