ObservabilityCON Dallas

April 24, 2024

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West

Early bird sold out — Limited tickets available

ObservabilityCON is coming to Dallas for a one-day event

Catch up on the latest observability features

Catch up on the latest observability features

Learn how to use new features that enable deeper insights into application performance, improved end user experiences, and faster root cause analysis.

Control costs, maximize value

Control costs, maximize value

Get a demo of new cost management tools for Grafana Cloud and Kubernetes Monitoring, and learn how to utilize the Adaptive Metrics feature for even bigger savings.

Speed up innovation with AI/ML

Speed up innovation with AI/ML

Find out about new features leveraging AI/ML that help you work faster and power up the data sources, visualizations, and flow you build into Grafana everywhere.

Connect with Grafana experts

Connect with Grafana experts

Get your technical questions answered by Grafana Labs experts, try out new features in hands-on demos, and learn from the success stories of power users in your region.

Agenda

  1. 8:00 a.m.
    Registration + Expo
    Enjoy a light breakfast while networking with attendees and exploring Grafana demos in the Expo hall.
  2. 9:00 a.m.
    ObservabilityCON on the Road Keynote
    Grafana ObservabilityCON on the Road 2024 kicks off in Dallas with a keynote featuring Richard ‘RichiH’ Hartmann from the Office of the CTO, and Manoj Acharya, VP of Engineering. Learn about the latest developments in the open and composable LGTM (Loki-Grafana-Tempo-Mimir) observability stack, and see demos of the newest additions to Grafana Cloud: Application Observability and Asserts.
    Speaker
    Speaker
    • Richard "RichiH" Hartmann, Director, Community, Grafana Labs
    • Manoj Acharya, VP, Engineering, Grafana Labs
  3. 9:45 a.m.
    Unify your application and infrastructure observability
    In cloud native environments, finding and resolving issues across services and between application and infrastructure dependencies can be challenging. In this session, learn about Grafana Cloud’s latest capabilities for correlating application and infrastructure observability. You will hear how we unify and contextualize service relationships and application and infrastructure dependencies to help you resolve problems faster.
    Speaker
    • Myrle Krantz, Engineering Director, Grafana Labs
  4. 10:15 a.m.
    How Dell Technologies turned to Grafana Cloud to consolidate observability tooling without losing functionality
    With many siloed monitoring tools, Dell’s observability footprint was too complex for the engineering teams to rapidly diagnose and fix issues before they started affecting the organization’s 13,000 engineers. Join Brian Murphy, Staff Site Reliability Engineer on the TechOps 2.0 team at Dell Technologies, as he walks through how he and the team turned to Grafana Cloud and the LGTM Stack to bring their data together and create smart, expressive alerts and centralized dashboards. Learn how a tight renewal contract with their previous vendor begat that successful rollout of Grafana Cloud, and how they’ve deployed many of the built-in features (including Adaptive Metrics) along the way.
    Speaker
    • Brian Murphy, Staff SRE, Dell
  5. 10:45 a.m.
    Morning Break
  6. 11:15 a.m.
    Manage rising metrics and logging costs with Grafana Cloud
    Are your SRE and platform teams under pressure to ingest fewer metrics and logs in the name of cost savings? Reducing costs does not have to mean reduced observability. In this session, we will walk through the cost management features in Grafana Cloud that allow you to analyze, attribute, monitor, and optimize your metrics and logs usage – and lower costs – without compromising your observability strategy.
    Speaker
    • Jen Villa, Director of Product, Grafana Labs
  7. 11:45 a.m.
    Prioritize critical resources with SLO-driven IRM
    A majority of respondents in our Observability Survey said they were using SLOs or moving in that direction. For good reason: By highlighting the most critical error budget burndown, service level objectives (SLOs) can help you prioritize performance issues based on business impact. In this session, we will walk through how Grafana Cloud’s integrated SLO and Incident Response Management capabilities can help you identify the most important issues and resolve them quickly.
    Speaker
    Speaker
    • Marc Chipouras, Senior Director of Engineering, Grafana Labs
    • Mimi Schatz, Engineering Manager, Grafana Labs
  8. 12:15 p.m.
    Lunch
  9. 1:15 p.m.
    Building scalable OSS observability with Mimir, Loki, Tempo, and Pyroscope
    Get the latest news about the scalability and performance of the open source telemetry backends that make up the Grafana LGTM Stack: Grafana Mimir for Prometheus metrics, Grafana Loki for logs, and Grafana Tempo for traces. Learn about our newest OSS database, Grafana Pyroscope for continuous profiling, which provides insights into resource usage and latency down to the code level. Finally, find out how to correlate profiles with metrics, logs, and traces for a more holistic view of system health and performance.
    Speaker
    Speaker
    • Ed Welch, Principal Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
    • Bryan Huhta, Senior Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
  10. 2:00 p.m.
    Enhancing Observability Workflows with AI/ML
    At Grafana Labs, we’re excited about the role AI/ML can have in bridging the gap between humans and the beyond-human scale of observability data we work with every day. In this session, you’ll learn about the features leveraging AI/ML that we’ve already released, what’s next, and what the future could hold. We’ll also talk about our big tent, open source approach to enabling the community to use AI/ML to power up the data sources, visualizations, and flows that you build into Grafana everywhere.
    Speaker
    • Chris Marchbanks, Senior Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
  11. 2:30 p.m.
    User-centered observability: load testing, real user monitoring, and synthetics
    Understanding your end users’ experience with your applications and services is critical, and there are a variety of tools to help. But there are also a number of different use cases: During development or in production? Simulate user behavior or monitor real user behavior? What should you use and when? In this session, we will explore when and how to apply load testing, synthetic monitoring, and real user monitoring to gain insights into the end user experience of your critical applications.
    Speaker
    • Elliot Kirk, Senior Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
  12. 3:00 p.m.
    Reception + Expo
    Join us for a hosted reception while networking with attendees and meeting Grafana experts in the Expo hall.

When:

April 24, 2024

Where

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West

6007 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a code of conduct for the event?
Yes. By registering, all attendees at any event hosted by Grafana Labs are required to comply with the event code of conduct and event terms and conditions.
What is the refund policy? If I cannot attend, can I transfer my ticket?
Tickets are nonrefundable, but you can request to transfer your ticket to someone else by emailing events@grafana.com.
Do you require everyone to be fully vaccinated to attend?
Attendees are not required to be vaccinated in order to attend the event. Mask-wearing is up to the discretion of the attendee. Participants are asked to be respectful of each other’s comfort level on social distance.
Are there sponsorship opportunities available for this event?
There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for these events. Please contact sponsors@grafana.com for more details.
How can I register?
You can register by purchasing a ticket on our website. Once payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket.
Do I need to print my tickets?
You are not required to print your ticket; you can simply show one of our team members your ticket directly from your tablet or mobile phone upon arrival at the check-in desk. A valid photo ID is also an acceptable form of proof of registration.
What time should I arrive?
Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. Please check in at the registration desk and collect your name badge. If you arrive before registration is open, please wait at the entrance hall of the venue until a member of the staff lets you in.
Can I purchase a ticket at the venue?
We kindly ask participants to purchase tickets ahead of the event via our website. Tickets will not be available to be purchased on-site.
May guests attend the event?
The event is limited to attendees in possession of a valid ticket.
Are food and drinks included with my registration?
The event will provide a light breakfast, buffet lunch, and a hosted evening reception. Snacks and beverages will be available throughout the duration of the event. If you are attending the event and have severe food allergies, please email us at events@grafana.com.
Is parking available onsite?
Parking is available at the hotel with a discounted rate for $12/day and $17/overnight. Parking cannot be compensated.
What is the dress code for the event?
Business casual.
What should I bring to the event?
Come prepared with questions you would like to ask our experts. You can bring your laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Wi-Fi will be made available throughout the conference rooms.
What if I need special access requirements?
If you have any special access requirements, please email us at events@grafana.com upon registration, and we can make necessary arrangements to enable your attendance.
Will content be available on demand?
Content from select ObservabilityCON on the Road cities may be made available on demand. We highly encourage you to attend the event in person to get the most out of the sessions.
I have additional questions. Who can I contact?
Please direct any additional questions to events@grafana.com

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By registering for this event you agree to the event terms and conditions and the code of conduct. You also agree to be emailed about event details and related product-level information. Paid workshops are non-refundable, but may be transferred.