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Thursday, November 21 • 09:15 - 10:00
Stress Testing Your Website without Stressing Your Dev Team

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In the media industry, any day can become an important day. An election is a momentous event at The NY Times. Our subscribers rely heavily on real-time and most accurate updates. Since our projections were skyrocketing for election night for 2018 midterms and with our recent migration to a cloud-based infrastructure, we decided to do a simulation of election night traffic by executing stress test of our systems in a production environment.

The Times attracted a record-breaking number of readers on the 2018 midterms night, with some services having traffic 40 times more than normal. The preparation we did ahead by aligning our teams and designing a model to scale, helped us resolve issues with minimal disruption successfully.

In this presentation Shesh will cover:
* A full step by step guide to planning ahead for handling high volumes traffic, from tool selection to stress script writing
* Effective practices on stress testing and why is it important
* Lessons learned while doing stress testing in a cloud-based infrastructure
* Exercising incident management process through stress testing

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Prathamesh Nagle

Senior Software Engineer In Test at New York Times, New York Times
Prathamesh Nagle is a Senior Software Engineer in Test in The New York Times. He's currently working with Test Automation Team responsible for enabling Development teams to accelerate their speed of Test Automation development by providing support for various testing tools and frameworks... Read More →
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Shesh Patel

Engineering Manager, The New York Times
Shesh Patel is a passionate test advocate who is leading central test automation team at The New York Times. He joined The Times in 2016 and has worked on various projects with a vision to increase quality with velocity. Previously, he worked at an ad-tech firm for 3 years focusing... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 09:15 - 10:00 EST
AMA Conference Center New York City, Room 605 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
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