FREE Chaos Engineering Event With Russ Miles

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  The Geek on a Harley, Russ Miles, is stopping in Las Vegas on April 3 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. He’ll be presenting his ideas about chaos engineering, cloud native, and microservices along with other tech and engineering experts. Come meet Russ, hear about the latest developments in software engineering, and gather with a group of local techies. … Continued

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