And … that’s a wrap! FutureStack15, our big annual tech and user conference, closed late Friday at the Fairmont San Francisco, and by all accounts the 3-day event was a smashing success. Friday’s schedule was just as packed as the day before, and after fueling up with a special “Nerd of the Dog” mimosa breakfast, the nearly 1,500 registered attendees had the opportunity to hear talks from technology leaders such as David Kent from US Foods, Sean O’Neil from Optum Technology and HealthCare.gov, Igor Serebryany from Airbnb, and none other than the original data nerd himself, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
We’ve gathered a collection of photos highlighting what the final day of the conference was like, along with some pics of the Thursday night official FutureStack15 party at the Fillmore with an incredible performance by “Weird Al” Yankovic. (See photos from Day 1 here.)
“Weird Al” brought his special brand of “mandatory fun” to Thursday night’s party at San Francisco’s legendary concert venue The Fillmore.
“Weird Al” wows the crowd with “Tacky,” his parody of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”
Lucky “Nerd of the Dog” breakfast attendees got to take home their very own FS15 tiki mug.
Friday morning’s keynote also featured a very special guest: The Woz himself, who entertained the crowd with humorous stories about his friendship with Steve Jobs and the early days of Apple.
Attendees enjoyed catered lunches with dining areas in beautiful locations, like the Fairmont’s open-air rooftop garden with its breathtaking views of San Francisco.
A panel on holistic monitoring featured Datadog Director of Technical Community Ilan Rabinovitch, Airbnb Software Engineer Igor Serebryany, and New Relic Senior Product Marketing Manager Michael Butt.
The exhibit hall was packed all day long with attendees visiting New Relic and sponsor booths (and scoring some sweet swag).
Joseph Inzerillo, Executive VP and CTO, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), spoke during the closing keynote.
Happy FutureStack15, everybody. We’ll see you next year!
Photos: © Andrew Weeks Photography