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Hands-on demos

Try out the LGTM stack at our hands-on demo booths throughout the event

Learn LGTM

Learn all about Grafana Labs’ LGTM stack: Loki for logs, Grafana for dashboards, Tempo for traces, and Mimir for metrics

Example stacks

See example LGTM stacks for everything from observability to IoT business dashboards

Ask the experts

Get your fill of food and answers at our ATE (Ask the Expert) area.

Lessons & tips

Hear lessons learned from a seasoned Grafana user and tips for getting the most out of Grafana 9.0

Zoom fatigue recovery

Start your Zoom fatigue recovery in a friendly environment with a limited time frame and clear exit strategy



Registration, demo booths, Ask the Experts booth open

Check in and check out demos of ways to correlate data from across the observability ecosystem. Plus: one-on-one time with Grafana maintainers and engineers to ask all your burning questions.


Opening keynote: What’s new at Grafana Labs

Hear from Grafana Labs senior leaders about community-driven Grafana use cases and the latest milestones from Grafana Labs, including the recent Grafana 9.0 release.


Your Stack for Anything You'll Attack: Zero to Observable in < 30 Minutes

In this session, you will learn how to take a distributed microservice web application from low visibility to observability bliss in less than 30 minutes by leveraging the LGTM (Loki for logs, Grafana for visualization, Tempo for traces, Mimir for metrics) stack on Grafana Cloud. With this centralized observability, you’ll be able to quickly identify and solve problems as well as provide your stakeholders at every level, from developer to senior leadership, a clear view of the application performance, user experience, and KPIs.


Break - Demo booths, Ask the Experts booth open

Explore hands-on demos of ways to correlate data from across the observability ecosystem. More one-on-one time with Grafana maintainers and engineers to ask all your burning questions.


How to use Loki like a pro

Join Ed Welch, engineering lead of the Grafana Loki project, as he reveals all his top tips and tricks for running Loki at high efficiency and getting maximum performance for your queries. He’ll also be available to answer your questions after the presentation at the Ask the Experts booth. (Find out all about how Ed monitors his homelab!)


Managing a multi-tenant Grafana and Grafana Enterprise Metrics (GEM) environment at DRW

DRW is a diversified trading firm with decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the globe, DRW trades a number of asset classes, including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities, Crypto and Energy. In this session, DRW Observability Team Lead Kevin Franzen will share how DRW adopted Grafana for observability, how they manage their multi-tenant Grafana implementation with terraform, and how they’ve configured Grafana Enterprise Metrics to deliver helpful insights in real time – along with lessons learned in upgrading and GitOps.




Drinks, snacks, demos, and Ask the Experts booth

Enjoy a reception with the Grafana team and users like you. Get all your remaining questions answered during continued demos and Ask the Experts booth time.


Event close


Raj Dutt

Raj Dutt

Grafana Labs

CEO, Co-Founder

Maggie Krummel

Maggie Krummel

Grafana Labs

Solutions Engineer

Ed Welch

Ed Welch

Grafana Labs

Principal Software Engineer

Kevin Franzen

Kevin Franzen


Observability Team Lead


23 August, 2022



333 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607