Running distributed load tests with k6

Saint Louis

Oct 20, 2022, 11:00 PM – Oct 21, 2022, 1:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Observability and CI/CD are must-haves in cloud-native environments. At their core, both are about enabling humans and machines to understand their code and workloads more deeply. Reliability testing should be part of CI/CD feeding into your observability stack, but until recently, there were mainly paid download or SaaS solutions on the market.

Grafana's k6 reliability testing tool allows you to load test your applications, validate your API contracts, and perform end-to-end browser tests. With k6-operator, you can now run distributed tests within your Kubernetes cluster.

We will walk through setting up a k6-operator, how to configure your tests using JavaScript, and how to visualize the results in Grafana alongside your real-world production data.

The basic agenda follows:

  • 6:00 - 6:20 Food and networking (Go excels at networking).
  • 6:20 - 6:30 Announcements, intros, and so forth.
  • 6:30 - 7:30 Main presentation of the month.
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Q&A

Please join us for this in-person event in Cortex! Please, be sure to RSVP so that we can plan the food appropriately as well as scheduling ample meeting space. Your help in this is greatly appreciated as we try to ensure the safety and comfort of those attending.


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Developer Advocate



October 20 – 21, 2022
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Organizer, CNCF Ambassador

  • Vinod Vydier


  • John Richards