Community 14 February 2023

Meet k6 Champion Anisbert Suárez Batista

Marie Cruz

Since launching the program, we've accepted five more amazing contributors to become k6 champions! One of them is Anisbert Suárez Batista, a performance engineer based in Uruguay. She has been advocating for performance testing and k6 in general in various formats such as articles, webinars and lectures.

Let's get to know Anisbert a bit more!

Anisbert Suárez Batista
k6 Champion Anisbert Suárez Batista

Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Anisbert Suárez Batista. I am Cuban, but I have lived in Montevideo, Uruguay, for five years. I am a Senior Performance Engineer with a degree in Computer Science Engineering and a Magister in Software Quality. I am currently part of the PedidosYa Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team, Co-founder of the Apdex One startup, and a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at ORT Uruguay University.

I have more than 15 years of experience in software and IT services quality, especially in testing and process improvement based on quality models, with more than 20 scientific publications on the subject. I worked for nine years at the National Center for Software Quality in Cuba, then later became Director of Research and Development. In addition, I worked for eight years as a software engineer and was a testing professor at the University of Informatics Sciences.

What do you do outside of work?

I am married with a 2-year-old child, and my hobby is creative pastry, especially baking.

What made you decide to become a k6 Champion?

I heard about the program from a colleague who is already a k6 Champion at the Performance and Reliability Workshop. I am looking for new spaces to exchange with the performance testing community in general and with the promoters and active users of k6 in particular. It also motivates me to be able to carry out new projects, participate in events and share my own experiences and concerns.

How are you currently helping the k6 community?

I have written articles about the tool on my social networks such as this k6 article that I posted on LinkedIn, given lectures at events where I was invited to share my experience with it, and also given webinars on how it works and how I use it such as this webinar presentation called k6: From code to load.

k6 Champion Anisbert demonstrating how k6 works on a webinar
k6 Champion Anisbert demonstrating how k6 works

What do you love about k6?

I love the tool mainly for three reasons:

  1. Its performance is excellent compared to other load-testing tools.
  2. It brings me closer to the developers by using a popular language, Javascript, in script creation and collaboration. It has also been easier for me to promote the performance culture in my company and advocate it to the industry.
  3. It’s constantly maturing and growing and is also on its way to being a comprehensive and diversified tool that has become an ideal option for test automation. A great example is the chaos engineering extension, a topic I am passionate about.

What's your most favourite k6 feature?

The feature I like the most is how I can define the scenarios and propose different traffic patterns easily and in a flexible, maintainable, and realistic way.

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

If you are passionate about sharing your knowledge and experiences and would like to contribute to the community and collaborate with the k6 team to continuously improve the tool, then in that case, you should apply without a doubt because these are the same motivations that led me in becoming a k6 champion. I believe in the potential of this load-testing tool and much more in the performance-testing community that is still forming.

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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