The time has come to say good-bye to RailsConf 2011. Held again in Baltimore, MD, another sold out crowd of loyal Rubyists came to network, learn and score some cool swag. We here at New Relic will never forget this one. Not only did we get to see old friends and make a bunch of new ones, we also announced the release of Real User Monitoring and were pleased to see the overwhelmingly positive reactions from the folks who stopped by to take a look at it. Thank you!
The booth was jammed pretty much the entire time. With the announcement of Real User Monitoring, our developers were very busy giving demos and answering all of your questions. If you somehow missed it, don’t worry. You can get a full breakdown of real user monitoring by one of our engineers here. To honor the release of real user monitoring (also known as RUM) we had limited edition ‘RUM Runner” shirts made which were the hit of the convention. They were gone in the blink of an eye! Of course we had more swag than that to give away. We had plenty of New Relic shirts to hand out over the next few days and can’t wait to see you sporting them. If you have any photos of the New Relic booth or you modeling New Relic swag, be sure to send it our way or tag us in your photo on Facebook!
Not all of the New Relic action happened at our booth. Our very own Brian Doll gave a presentation on ‘The Next Generation App Performance Management.” Thanks to all of you who came to the discussion. Brian had an awesome time with you guys and can’t wait to do it again.
After all that hard work, it was time to cut loose a little. We celebrated our real user monitoring release by co-hosting a party with Blue Box Group and Pivotal Labs at Alewife. Alewife has a very special place in our hearts, as the night before our big announcement of RUM, our hard working developers officially launched the product there (because all great moments in history happen over a pint). The turnout at the party on Tuesday was massive; we maxed out the venue, taking over all floors of Alewife. As if that wasn’t enough, we continued celebrating the release of RUM by giving away an iPad2, complete with a laser engraving commemorating our RUM release. We also gave away a runners up prize of Sailor Jerry’s Rum, because pirates are “real users” too. Thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate with us. We had a blast and it means a lot to us that you were there with us for this big milestone in New Relic history. And if you want to see more photos of RailsConf and the Alewife party, be sure to check out our Flickr account.
We all were a little bit sad to see RailsConf end so fast as we were all having so much fun with you guys. We really appreciate the support the Rails community has given to us over the years and can’t wait to deliver to you the next cool capability we are cooking up. We look forward to doing it all again, and seeing you all next year!