With clear skies, great food, and an amazing turnout, New Relic’s fourth annual tech and user conference, FutureStack16, kicked off in San Francisco this week. Hundreds of customers and partners gathered on sunny Pier 27 to hear about exciting new product releases, participate in hands-on trainings, and learn how to take hold of their digital data to forge the future of their businesses using New Relic. They got everything they came for—and much more!

New Relic founder and CEO Lew Cirne kicked off the event with exciting news about new APM features, New Relic Infrastructure, and new technology like Project Seymour that promise to revolutionize the way we look at data. This was followed by two days packed with hands-on New Relic training and insights from impressive keynote speakers from companies ranging from AWS to Google, and Major League Baseball Advance Media to Pivotal. To throw a handful of cherries on the cake, the event also featured a line of Off the Grid food trucks, election forecasting insights from Nate Silver, laughs from Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani, and a high-energy concert by Neon Trees.

Feeling like you’ve missed out? Check out the photo gallery below for highlights from the event—and stay tuned to the New Relic blog for more recaps and videos from the some of the top sessions:

Eager attendees arrive at Pier 27 for Day 1 of FutureStack16.

futurestack registration

New Relic founder and CEO Lew Cirne is joined on stage by Terry Wise from AWS.

lew cirne and terry wise

New Relic technical trainer Marko Nikolovski leads attendees through a hands-on training session.

Marko Nikolovski

A fleet of local food trucks rolled in for the hungry lunch crowd.

futurestack lunch

Eric Peterson and Josh Lind of Tableau presented on what it means to be “data first.”

eric peterson and josh lind

Keagan Peet from GE sat down with New Relic’s Seth Schwartzman for a fireside chat on “Modernizing Monitoring.”

keagan peet and seth schwartzman

Day 1 of FutureStack finished with a rollicking party featuring a performance by Neon Trees.

neon trees

New Relic President Hilarie Koplow-McAdams sits down with Melody Meckfessel of Google.

hilarie koplow-mcadams and melody meckfessel

New Relic’s Abner Germanow moderated a panel discussion on “Operations at Scale” with Klasey Gage of Adobe, Michael Joy of Desk.com (Salesforce.com), and Glenn Nethercutt and Brad Parker, Sr., of Cisco Cloud Collaboration Technology Group.

abner germanow

Silicon Valley fans got a chance to pose with the Aviato van from the hit HBO show.

aviato car

The event concluded with a special visit from Pied Piper’s Dinesh himself (actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani).

kumail nanjiani

Check out more photos from the event here on Storify.


Photos: © Andrew Weeks Photography. Kumail Nanjiani photo credit: Hilarie Koplow-McAdams.

Christina Robertson is a soon-to-be UC Davis grad and aspiring marketer currently interning at New Relic. In her time here, she has been trained on the Performance Marketing and Content and Communications Marketing Teams where she learned how to analyze and create marketing content. Outside of New Relic, she enjoys writing, travel, and co-directing the marketing department of her UCD student body. View posts by .

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