STARWEST 2022 Concurrent Session : The Quest of a Performance Engineer. A Tale of the Adventures of This Mythical Creature.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Quest of a Performance Engineer. A Tale of the Adventures of This Mythical Creature.

Once upon a time, a mythical creature was called a performance engineer. This creature has been living experiences and adventures with another mythical creature since its dawn—the computer. Think of it as a species of mythical dragons that the performance engineer tames constantly.

As in every fantastic story, the challenges for the performance engineer have been changing as those dragons evolve. And sadly, those dragons have been evolving quickly and in multiple directions. Many times those changes are outpacing the poor performance engineer.In this presentation, Leandro will tell the story of the performance engineer. The story will take the audience through the adventures of a performance engineer who moves through the changing mazes of an evolving organization full of more complex dragons. In a fun way, the attendee will understand the new skill sets, weapons, and tactics that a performance engineer must follow to level up and keep taming non-performing dragons.

Leandro Melendez

Leandro Melendez is a performance testing advocate with K6-Grafana helping everyone to ramp up on their performance practices. He has over 20 years of experience in IT and over 10 in the performance testing practice where he served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, etc. Author of the popular performance testing blog Señor Performo where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers. He is the producer and host of the Spanish language version of the PerfBytes podcast and the Señor Performo learning YouTube channelsLeandro is an international public speaker participating in multiple conferences, events and webinars, with keynotes, workshops and multiple talks on his belt. And last, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To Load Testing Projects, a fun walkthrough that will guide you through the phases or levels of an IT load testing project.