Past Speakers

Lee Fox


Lee Fox of Amazon Web Services (AWS) joins us to discuss "Enhancing Load Testing with the AWS Cloud".

Piyush Patel


SQALogic’s global network of industry experts and thought leaders help customers deploy and implement tools and solutions that derive true ROI and mitigate the risks of their ever-growing complex IT landscapes.

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Ram Lakshmanan

Co-Founder, yCrash

Ram is the chief architect & founder of the popular DevOps tools GCeasy, fastThread, HeapHero, yCrash. Every single day millions & millions of people in North America travel, bank and do commerce using the applications that Ram Lakshmanan has architected. He has developed one of the world’s largest banking application which is used by 1 in 3 USA households. He has designed a B2B travel application which processes 70% of North America’s Leisure travel bookings. Ram advices startups, Fortune 500 enterprises, Governmental organizations on their critical technology initiatives.

Rich Friedman

Co-Founder, RedLine13

In addition to co-founding RedLine13, Rich has held various leadership tenures at MeetMe including CTO, VP Engineering, and Director of Engineering. Previously he was CTO at Stuzo Inc, Product Management at JBoss and its acquirer Red Hat, and various roles at Bluestone Software and its acquirer Hewlett Packard.

Leandro Melendez

AKA Señor Performo

Leandro Melendez, Señor Performo, talks about his new book The Hitchhiking Guide To Load Testing Projects: A Fun, Step-by-Step Walk-Through Guide.

Performance test consultant/manager, podcaster, public speaker, presenter, enthusiast and evangelist.

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NaveenKumar Namachivayam

QA Insights

A seasoned performance engineer with 15+ years of experience in architecting, designing and development of application & microservices & infrastructure automation, performance, and CI/CD solutions. I am a T-Shaped learner who loves to break stuffs, analyze why it broke and automate the repeated tasks. I am an avid blogger and content creator. I run a blog and YouTube channel called QAInsights where I publish articles and videos about performance engineering, observability and testing trends and tools.

QAInsights is a technical blog for performance testing and engineering professionals focusing about the tools, current trends, performance monitoring, observability and more.

Get Set Action, featuring GitHub action for JMeter

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David Milette

SQA Logic

SQALogic’s global network of industry experts and thought leaders help customers deploy and implement tools and solutions that derive true ROI and mitigate the risks of their ever-growing complex IT landscapes.

The state of Load Testing: From Performance Testing to Performance Engineering.

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Emily Ren

Principal Performance Consultant.

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Eldad Uzman

Eldad is a critical thinking advocate and spends a great deal of his time reading articles on various topics.

He has an extensive experience in many automation fields, automated tests, visual automations, robotic process automation, embedded software automation and of course, performance engineering.

Being well rounded in automation allows him to put different ideas into practice, and this will show up in his talk soon to come, as he takes concepts from programming and functional testing and applies them to performance engineering.

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Bob Bickel

RedLine13 Co-Founder

The history of RedLine13 and where did the name come from

Bob is a 30-year software industry veteran who mentors and works closely with emerging software companies. In addition to co-founding RedLine13, he is currently the CEO of GiveSignup | RunSignup and a board member for CloudBees. Other companies he has advised include Hyperic (acquired by SpringSource, in turn acquired by VMware), Bristol Technologies (acquired by IBM) and Princeton Softech (acquired by HP). Bob was vice president of strategy at JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), where he was responsible for the company’s growth strategy, early strategic partnerships and recruitment of key management personnel. Previously, Bob was general manager of Hewlett-Packard’s middleware division. He came to HP through its acquisition of Bluestone Software, which Bob helped create. At Bluestone, he oversaw initial sales, marketing and product development. He also led product strategy through the company’s IPO and, later, its acquisition by HP. You can learn more about Bob at

Nik Gregory


Principal Engineer at Acquia

Driving load tests from the command line.

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Heath Meyer


Lead Software Engineer, ACT.

Lessons learned at ACT.

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