Grafana West Coast & Rockies Virtual Meetup December 2021
Join us virtually for a special West Coast & Rockies Grafana meetup! Learn what the community is up to, get expert tips from the Grafana Labs teams, participate in live Q&A, and get to know other Grafana users. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win some Grafana swag.
December 9 2021 6:30 PM PT | 7:30 PM MT
- “The Power of k6 and Grafana Tempo: Demonstrating the capabilities of load testing with a test application sending traces” with Michael De Simone, Principal Solutions Engineer with Grafana Labs
- “Introduction to Grafana’s logging solution: Loki” with Kim Miroy, Senior Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs
- “A beginner’s guide to scrape configs” with Joe Stevens, Technical Lead, Infrastructure at Ascend.io
- “Ask the Experts from Grafana” led by Christine Wang, Senior Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs
- Networking chats & swag giveaways
“The Power of k6 and Grafana Tempo: Demonstrating the capabilities of load testing with a test application sending traces”
Michael will walk through a simple exercise demonstrating the capabilities of k6 load testing with a test application sending traces to Grafana Tempo. If you are interested, you will be able to follow along at home.
Michael De Simone, Principal Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs
Michael has been in IT Operations for over 25 years managing systems, network, security and application operations for the US Army, ISPs, startups, airlines, financial services companies, global shipping companies, and hardware manufacturers. The last 10 years he has been primarily focused on IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Service Assurance
“Introduction to Grafana’s logging solution: Loki”
Kim will present an introduction to Grafana’s logging solution called Loki. At the end of the session, you will better understand the key Loki concepts, what the architecture of Loki looks like and how the Loki model differs from traditional logging solutions.
Kim Miroy, Senior Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs
Kim is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs and loves working with customers to find the best solutions to help them in their observability journey. In her previous life, she worked as a Network Engineer and will forever have a soft spot in her heart for packet analysis. When not hard at work for Grafana, she can either be found working out or in her home lab where she attempts to concoct homemade bitters using various twigs and roots and shaking up cocktails for family and friends.
“A beginner’s guide to scrape configs”
Joe Stevens, Technical Lead, Infrastructure at Ascend.io, will explain why building a scrape config – and thus having unified labels – is crucial for bringing together metrics, logs, and traces with Grafana. He’ll walk through how to build a scrape config step by step, share best practices, and show how to use it to get cardinality under control.
Joe Stevens, Technical Lead, Infrastructure at Ascend.io
Joe is a Software Engineer at Ascend.io, where he designs and operates Kubernetes-based infrastructure across AWS, Azure, and GCP, in support of Ascend’s Unified Data Engineering Platform. He is passionate about empowering engineering teams by solving big problems with simple solutions.
“Ask the Experts from Grafana”
We’ll close the meetup with a nice long ask the Grafana experts session led by Senior Solutions Engineer Christine Wang.
Christine Wang, Senior Solutions Engineer at Grafana Labs
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