20th Software Performance Meetup @ Google

We are happy to announce our 20th Software Performance Meetup. It will take place on September 17th 2019 and will be hosted by Google.

As our group has grown from a handful of people to a community with over 1200 members in the last five years, we decided that the twentieth meetup might be a good time to take a step back and focus again on the foundations of software performance analysis and tools. Therefore, this meetup is especially designed to give new members a chance to join, who have never been to one of our meetups before. It doesn’t matter if you are employed, freelancer or student or what technology you prefer and use. Experts and newcomers are important parts of the group. Join us if you want to meet like-minded people and to improve your skills and knowledge.

Bernhard Lubomski, one of our Senior Software Performance Consultants, will talk about “Performance Fundamentals in the Age of Cloud Computing – What to look for and how to measure it? “. In the second talk, Achim Staebler of Signal FX will talk about “Observability: the essential components”. You can find the abstracts of both talks below:

Performance Fundamentals in the Age of Cloud Computing – What to look for and how to measure it? (Bernhard Lubomski, RETIT)

This talk is dealing with the most fundamental questions you need to ask yourself when you want to evaluate the performance of your software system. It doesn’t matter if you are working on a mobile app, a website, a service or some background logic. We will cover metrics and tools that can help you to analyze the software performance of your system accross the whole application lifecycle. We will focus especially on the challenges that arise by the fact that you don’t run your applications yourself anymore in the age of cloud computing.

Observability: the essential components (Achim Staebler, Signal FX)

Failures in complex systems are inevitable and cloud-native systems are getting more and more complex. If we want to be better prepared for the unknown then observability is a desired property of such a system and we should strive to build them as observable as possible.

In this talk we will learn about the basics of observability, the elements that make it work and the value you can derive for your systems and organizations.


You may register for the event on the Meetup page. We are looking forward to meeting you there!