Speaker Deck

Going to Eleven

by stevenjackson

Published March 8, 2017 in Technology

100,000 simultaneous users. 38 days. 9 systems. One launch. Ready?

In this retelling of a real-life product "land rush", you'll learn about web load testing of a site that went from zero users to all the users in one day. This talk will cover open source tools, the AWS cloud, dependency isolation, background jobs, and profiling. Hear about some hard lessons learned while negotiating with external partners, OS tuning, and avoiding being targeted as a botnet. Walk away with some idea how to get started load testing and how to deal with problems in the architectures as they come up.