FutureStack15, New Relic’s third annual tech and user conference, opened this week in San Francisco, held in the beautiful Fairmont Hotel. Thursday morning kicked off with New Relic founder and CEO Lew Cirne’s keynote presentation announcing many exciting new features as well as a new acquisition. The day was packed with exciting speakers and talks across four different tracks, including a track just for developers in the Hacker Lounge. The more than 1,500 registered data nerds spent the jam-packed day attending informative talks, networking with their peers, and celebrating the power of software to change the world … oh, and eating churros. And the excitement of Day 1 was capped off by an epic performance at the Fillmore by none other than “Weird Al” Yankovic himself!
Here’s a peek at what the first official day of FutureStack15 looked like (along with one of Wednesday’s special events):
The conference officially got underway on Wednesday with our special APM Essentials Bootcamp.
FutureStack15 attendees fueled up with a tiki-themed breakfast in the iconic Tonga Room.
New Relic founder and CEO Lew Cirne opened FutureStack15 with his keynote presentation.
Gene Kim, DevOps expert and co-author of The Phoenix Project, presented on DevOps discoveries.
New Relic President Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, VP of Field Marketing Ryan Shopp, and SVP of Business Development John Gray.
Our community team kept the Hacker Lounge stocked with inflatable, radio-controlled sharks. From left to right: New Relic Developer Advocate Tori Wieldt, Community Manager Karissa Peth, and Community Campaigns Manager Robyn Jordan.
The Hacker Lounge featured games, maker tables, and a chill place for developers and their friends to hang out.
Ryan Shopp with two of the guys who helped make FutureStack15 come together: New Relic Director of Corporate Events Martin Butler and Events & Tradeshow Manager Adrian Santos.
All data nerds need late afternoon churros to keep going.
This week and every week, we are all data nerds!
Check back on Monday for pics from Day 2. See more photos from yesterday’s event here.