Community 20 March 2023

Meet k6 Champion Yusuf Tayman

Marie Cruz

Since launching the champions program, we have accepted five more champions this year, with our final champion Yusuf Tayman. Yusuf is from Turkey and a big advocate of k6 and Grafana. Last 2021, he was a guest speaker at our Grafana EMEA meetup, where he talked about writing load tests with Github Copilot and k6.

Yusuf was also a guest in our first Champions AMA (Ask Me Anything) k6 Office Hours episode, where he participated in answering all your questions about k6 and performance testing.

Now, let's get to know him a bit more!

Yusuf Tayman

Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Yusuf, and I am a Senior QA Engineer. I constantly seek to learn and implement automation solutions and practices to simplify testing. My passion for enhancing processes and delivering exceptional projects and products drives me. Currently, I am working at OpenPayd, developing test and observability strategies.

What do you do outside of work?

I usually read articles, learn new things and watch tv-series. Apart from these, I love to play FIFA (if there is a competitor, they can contact me 😊).

What made you decide to become a k6 Champion?

My goal has always been to stay up-to-date with the latest testing tools and techniques. I became interested in k6 because it is a powerful and flexible open-source load-testing tool that can help me test the performance of modern web applications.

After using k6 on various projects and learning more about its advanced features and scripting capabilities, I became convinced that it was one of the best load-testing tools on the market. Its ease of use, powerful features, and strong community impressed me.

That’s why I decided to become a k6 Champion. I want to help spread the word about k6 and share my expertise with other testing professionals. I believe that by sharing my knowledge and experience, I can help the k6 community grow and become even more effective in helping developers and QA engineers test the performance of their web applications.

How are you currently helping the k6 community?

I actively share my experience and knowledge with the k6 community through different channels, such as blogs and social media. You can find some of my written content here:

  1. Medium blog
  2. blog

I have also participated in test conferences such as Ankara Testing Days, where I discussed load testing with k6.

Yusuf presenting virtually at Ankara Testing Days 2022
Yusuf presenting virtually at Ankara Testing Days 2022

I will also present at AWS Community Day here in Turkey to share my experience with cloud performance with Grafana and k6.

What do you love about k6?

I love how easy k6 is to use and how quickly I can get started with performance testing. The simple syntax and clear documentation make it a pleasure to work with. Also, with k6, I can perform various performance tests and customize my tests to meet my specific needs.

Last but not least, I love the strong community of k6. The community is friendly, supportive, and always willing to help, which makes it a great place to be a part of.

What’s your most favorite k6 feature?

One of my favorite features of k6 is its basic structure and the ability to extend its functionality with extensions. I love how k6 provides a simple and straightforward structure for writing performance tests, making it easy for me to start quickly and efficiently.

I also love extending k6 with custom extensions, which allows me to add new features and capabilities to k6 as needed. For example, you can write custom extensions to integrate k6 with other tools or perform specific performance tests. The ability to extend k6 in this way makes it a versatile and flexible tool that can adapt to my changing needs.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a k6 Champion?

They can share their knowledge and experience with others by writing blogs and tutorials is a great way to help others get started with k6 and demonstrate their performance testing. They can provide community support on how they use k6 in their professional lives, which will contribute greatly to others, both in terms of business and personal development.

About the k6 Champions Program

The k6 Champions Program aims to recognise performance testing experts within our community from across the globe and amplify their contributions. To learn more about this program, check out our launch blog post or visit our official k6 Champions Program landing page.

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