Chris Keathley

Chris Keathley

Senior Engineer Bleacher Report

Training - Building resilient, distributed systems with elixir

Building Resilient Systems with Stacking

When building large scale systems, failure is inevitable. Whether its dropped network connections, misbehaving hardware, massive GC pauses, or AWS outages, our services should be able to weather the storm. In this talk, we’ll analyse an application startup process and see how, through careful isolation of failures and stacking of dependencies, we can build more robust and reliable systems.


To demonstrate several techniques for building highly resilient systems with Elixir.


Intermediate Elixir developers or people who have some experience running Elixir systems in production.

Chris is a software engineer building services and applications for Bleacher Report. Although he started out writing C for embedded systems, these days he spends his time in Elixir, Rust, Go, and Haskell. When not writing code for work, Chris can be found writing code for fun, talking about the joys of functional programming, playing pinball, roasting coffee, or building lego with his kids.

Github: Keathley

Twitter: @ChrisKeathley