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Wednesday, June 19 • 4:00pm - 4:25pm
FEATURED SPEAKER: Stress Testing in Production: A Survival Guide by the New York Times on Midterm Elections 2018

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An election is a momentous event at The New York Times. Our subscribers rely heavily on real-time and most accurate updates. Since our traffic 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 to validate stability & reliability of our system under extremely heavy load conditions. The Times attracted a record-breaking number of readers on the 2018 midterms night. 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 talk we will go over:
* A full step by step guide for a successful stress test, from designing, executing & analyzing
* Lessons learned from challenges we faced doing stress testing in a cloud-based infrastructure
* Extending stress testing in exercising incident management and evaluating cloud cost

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Shesh Patel

Engineering Manager, NY Times
Shesh Patel is a passionate developer and tester who is leading the 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... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
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