Failure is an Option: Scaling Resilient Feature Delivery

Designing a perfect software delivery system is impossible. What's more important is your ability to recover quickly. Join Jamie Connolly and Mike Davis share how feature flags make that all possible.

Designing a perfect, failproof software delivery system is impossible. Failures will happen. What's more important is the speed and reliability of your recovery.

Shipping with feature flags helps you limit your risk in the first place and recover faster when the unexpected happens.

Today, with Optimizely Agent, companies that build their apps using service-oriented architectures can achieve production-scale faster with their feature delivery and experimentation platform.

Software engineers, architects, and DevOps professionals, join us to learn more about Optimizely Agent, as well as:

  • How to embed feature flagging sitewide to deliver safer, faster releases
  • Best practices for implementing feature flags in a services-oriented architecture
  • The latest enhancements you need to help your team recover faster when ship happens
  • Stories and real-life lessons learned from software launches and releases gone from wrong to right

What you will learn

  • Real-life examples of failure

    Learn the lessons of other teams’ failures and their recoveries

  • A "How-to" at Scale

    Hear how to embed feature flags sitewide, no matter the size or complexity of your system

  • Best Practices

    Hear which features and enhancements to look out for in implementing feature flags yourself


Mike is a senior member of the Full Stack engineering team with a passion for the developer experience. Before developing on the Full Stack product, Mike was a founding member of the Optimizely Data Infrastructure team, building enterprise scale analytics solutions.

Mike Davis

Software EngineerOptimizely


Jamie leads the Full Stack product and Optimizely's core application platform. He believes Full Stack transforms the way products are built, and loves working with customers to realize that goal. Jamie joined Optimizely in early 2013, and held position in Sales and Success before joining Product. Before Optimizely, Jamie led professional services at Extole. He began his career in the Rule of Law Office at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Jamie Connolly

Senior Product ManagerOptimizely


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