GrafanaCon 2020
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Week Three

Chrome browsing data to Grafana — as you browse

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 13:30 ET / 17:30 UTC | 30 min


Chrome Devtools is used by all web developers to debug and inspect network traffic. Sometimes the page loads sluggishly, and then you open Devtools and reload the page, and the problem is gone. What if you wanted to know how well the site performs, for example, when you click six pages? While it is possible to keep the tab open at all times, it is hard to see the big picture from the data in the network tab. This is a wonderful use case for time series and Grafana! In this presentation I will show how to get the same data visualized in Grafana in near real time (1s delay) without opening the Devtools at all.

Matti Paksula

Matti Paksula, CTO,

Matti is the CTO at, which uses real browsers to find out how many users your website can handle. He has been using Grafana since 2015 to visualize the data that thousands of browsers make when they click around the websites. Previously he has worked in various startups and enterprises in leading roles hacking software together with containers, Rails, Kubernetes, etc. He holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, where he also lectured in various development courses. He has also soldered wireless IoT temperature sensors for his sauna.