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TPN Wellington: Redefine Load Testing: Stop Reporting. Start Influencing.

21 August 2018: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

3 Queens Wharf

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Please arrive in time for a 5:10pm start.

Monitoring your applications is now more critical than ever, especially with the introduction of agile software development practices.  This session will look at using Dynatrace - a market leader in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) technology, but the lessons learnt are applicable across any modern APM solution.

Attendees will experience how Westpac NZ currently uses APM software, and where the future of monitoring lies.

Using Application Performance Monitoring (APM) software can help scale DevOps/NoOps to deliver better software faster. APM helps companies:

• Master the velocity and complexity of operations.
• Shift-Left and find performance issues early allowing only "good builds" to reach production
• Shift-Right into business teams and get developers/testers engaged with production for fast improvements
• AI-based monitoring helps dev, test, ops, and business teams light up cloud-based apps

For performance testing and performance engineering, APM provides real value:

• Realistic view of application's performance in the heaviest usage situation while conducting different types of performance tests.
• Dynatrace and Pure path makes white box testing easily.
• Data is easily available which helps performance tester's key to problem solving. This helps to Eliminates test iterations and goes directly to problem analysis
• Performance testers can easily monitor different performance measures CPU, memory, threads & CPU samplings, exceptions.

About The Co-Presenters

Matt Lewis is a Solution Architect that has been working in the APM industry for 7 years across a wide variety of industries, including Banking, Government, Healthcare, and Utilities.

Bhakti Brahme worked as performance tester with Infosys for 7 years, and with Westpac NZ as client for the last 1.5 years. Prior to Infosys, Bhakti worked with Symantec and BMC software, and brings 12 years hands-on experience leading at all stages of the testing effort. While her main role and skills are on the testing front, she also plans and manages projects, aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements and competitive advantage.


We wish to thank Testing Professionals Network for sponsoring the refreshments.


TPN wishes to thank Fronde for providing the venue. 

Registration Details:

Please bring $5 cash. Registration details below. All welcome. The presentation will be followed by a networking session with drinks and nibbles provided by TPN. 

Confirming attendance at this event helps us plan catering, so please make registering a commitment to attend.

Note the change from our usual venue. Cross Jervois Quay as if going to TSB Arena, but look left and go in the doors beside Bin 44. Building access restrictions mean you must be in the door by 5.15pm (session starts at 5:10pm).

TPN is a non-profit organisation set up to support all Wellington testing. We welcome sponsor support, and suggestions for speakers and topics. Send us a message via our Facebookpage or MeetUp, or to one of the committee on LinkedIn.


Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

Please pay at the venue (Details above)

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