Got a new API or website you're ready to share with the world? An item that's often forgotten on the pre-release check list is load testing. Will your system still meet your client service level agreements under heavy load? Do bad things happen to connections if more than X people use it? Does autoscaling work properly?
http://locust.io/ can help you answer these questions by writing test scenarios in pure python. In this meet up, we'll get you ready to load test your systems using locust.
If you want to get a head start, you can check out the locust code here: https://github.com/locustio/locust
http://locust.io/ also shows off an example and how to run it.
If there's interest, we'll also see if we can setup a google hangout for this meet up for folks that want to attend but are unable to make it to the ironyard for it.