December 29, 2020

PerfBytes Plans for 2021

Hello PerfByters,

Welcome to the end of and what promises to be an incredible, unbelievable, unprecedented year for our industry. And we at PerfBytes are no exception. After our attendance at Dynatrace PERFORM in Las Vegas, our last in-person event was at TSQA 2020 in Durham, NC.

Our activities in 2020 thus became largely on-line and virtual, engaging with the Neotys Virtual PAC, Software Test Professionals and TSQA communities. You might think that "going virtual" is second nature to podcasters who mostly hide behind the microphone and the RSS feed, posting episodic goodness from the shadowy dark reaches of the interwebs. But those of you who know PerfBytes will understand that we love a live audience - like all the times at an STPCON in the basement of the conference center with just a few hundred of our closest friends. We miss you all!

But we accept this (until we don't have to) and of course we have a few new things to announce for 2021:

  • PerfBytes is going video! We are working on several training subjects that we will work into short-form videos under a new endeavor called Performacology in partnership with our friends at Software Test Professionals.
  • Sadly, our friend and co-host Brian is retiring from the Ask@PerfBytes podcast and will be operating at-large as a Perfbytious Ameritus - which means we can still have him on the shows when he's not doing his Dynatrace Pure Performance podcast.
  • And along with Brian's departure, we're going to change the Ask PerfBytes podcast to a new to a livestream video "ask-us-anything" monthly, online meetup.
  • We will have new show segments and frequency for posting News of The Damned, PerfBytes and Sr. Performo's "PerfBytes EspaƱol"
  • And we'll be making online virtual appearances at all the various events and webinars and tutorials with and for our sponsors.
OH - OUR SPONSORS!! Given that this year was so unusual and stressful, we'll be continuing our support for our generous sponsors Neotys, Tricentis (Flood.io), Foulk Consulting and Catchpoint. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to these companies for supporting PerfBytes and the community of performance testers and engineers around the world.