From cutting-edge thought-leadership to hands-on training, there’s no end to the reasons to attend FutureStack16, our big user and technology conference in San Francisco, November 16-17. But with dozens of intriguing sessions and compelling speakers, not to mention a full plate of special events and other surprises, it’s not always easy to fopcus on the most interesting, most informative, most transformational, and most fun parts of the two-day event.
That’s why we decided to round up the top 10 in this helpful list of can’t-miss moments, opportunities, and happenings at FutureStack16:
- Lew Cirne’s visionary keynote. Every year at FutureStack, New Relic founder and CEO Lew Cirne opens the conference with his views on the industry, plus a peek at our new products, new directions, and new capabilities. Why should this year be any different?
- Yummy food truck lunches—on the San Francisco Bay waterfront, no less. Learning new stuff at FutureStack can work up an appetite, so we’ve arranged for some of San Francisco’s tastiest mobile delicacies to roll up and serve attendees.
- Hands-on, laptop-open training from New Relic University in the New Relic 101 track. I’m especially looking forward to Phil Weber’s training session and workshop on “Troubleshooting with Multiple Products.”
- Nate Silver keynote. No one knows more about data and analytics than statistician extraordinaire Nate Silver—founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, and the guy who brought analytical rigor to everything from baseball to political polling. And FutureStack16 just happens to fall only days after the presidential election. I wonder if Nate will have anything interesting to say about that? (Learn more about Nate here!)
- Multiple “firsts” from Tableau. In the Analytics for Everyone track, Tableau’s Josh Lind and Eric Peterson will take you from Mobile First to Cloud First to Offline First to Data First. Don’t be last in line for this session!
- Kumail Nanjiani brings Silicon Valley to San Francisco. Kumail, who plays Dinesh on the hit HBO show, will lend his unique brand of humor to a fireside chat for FutureStack16’s closing keynote. If that’s not enough, get your picture taken with Bachman’s Aviato van. (Learn more about Kumail here!)
- Clay Smith’s “Make Browsers Cry: How To Make a Modern Web App Painfully Slow” session in the Developing Breakthrough Customer Experiences track. Performance is key to customer experience, and Clay’s talk is designed to help you make your apps as fast and responsive as possible, presented with an amusing twist.
- Inspiration from other New Relic users. We’ve lined up an impressive roster of New Relic customers to share their stories in keynotes, breakout sessions, and other venues. But that’s only the beginning. We’re also hosting something we call Celebrity Dashboards, where companies will share the super-cool New Relic dashboards they’ve created.
- New Relic’s Jim Stoneham and Mikhail Panchenko, along with Gannet’s Al Kemner, demonstrate our newest product. Their session introducing New Relic Infrastructure, called “Increasing Mean Time Between Loss of Sleep,” is part of the Operating Dynamic Infrastructure track.
- Actual rock stars. We’ve got New Relic rock stars, and customer and partner rock stars, but you can also rock out to the real thing as the energetic band Neon Trees headlines the awesome FutureStack16 party. (Check out the band’s hit song “Animal.”)
Check out photos from last year’s FutureStack15 event.
Note: Event dates, participants, and topics are subject to change without notice.