road trip signJune is packed with New Relic User Group meetups! After our successful events abroad—London and São Paulo, Brazil—this month we’re “Coming to America” with a host of exciting events all across the United States. We’re hitting the East Coast, the West Coast, and everywhere (well, two places) in between!

If you live near any of the four cities below, we hope you’ll join us for the chance to hear informative tech talks, meet the New Relic team, and, most important, network and connect with other members of the user community in your area.

All of our events run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m local time. In addition to great presentations, there will be time for networking and Q&A sessions with our speakers, along with complimentary food and drinks. Don’t miss out—reserve your spot today!

Chicago: Tuesday, June 9th

Chicago skyline

This June will mark our second visit to the Windy City, where we had a great time meeting all our local friends last November. This month’s event will be hosted by our friends at Sprout Social and will feature a pair of great presentations focused on DevOps.

david kent headshotYou can teach an old company new tricks! David Kent, senior director of technical architecture for U.S. Foods, will present his talk “Step One in Our Quest for DevOps,” in which he’ll share how his 162-year-old company is making the transition to a modern DevOps culture.

sean carpenter headshotFollowing David’s talk, our own Sean Carpenter, a product manager at New Relic, will present “Managing Complexity with APM Service Maps.” Modern software architectures are increasingly complex, and Sean will discuss how Service Maps in New Relic APM empower both dev and ops to identify, understand, and resolve system issues.

To reserve your spot at the Chicago user group, be sure to R.S.V.P. here.

Dallas: Thursday, June 11th

Next, we’re landing in Texas for our first visit to Dallas. Yee-haw!

mark huber & shannon davidsonFirst up will be a presentation by Mark Huber and Shannon Davidson from Dealertrack (also our host for the evening). Mark and Shannon will present on “Engineering Culture, Delivery, and DevOps,” and discuss how Dealertrack has built a highly reliable and performant system by cultivating a culture of delivery and ownership of work—from inception to production.

paul brant headshotThen Paul Brant, a technical account manager (TAM) for New Relic, will lead the audience through an informative, hands-on APM workshop. While New Relic APM is designed to be easy to set up, Paul’s session will help you become a power user. He’ll cover topics like deployment tracking, server monitoring, Custom Dashboards, and more. Don’t miss it.

To reserve your spot at the Dallas user group, be sure to R.S.V.P. here.

New York City: Monday, June 15th

NYC subway sign

You can’t keep us away from the Big Apple. We were last there in March, and this June we’ll be making our third visit to the city that never sleeps. This time our event will be hosted by our friends at Stack Overflow.

chris stauffer headshotTo start the evening, Chris Stauffer, director of test engineering for Yodle, will present his talk “From Cloud Prototype to Production Mainstay: 100 Applications in 60 Days.” Yodle’s engineering team took on the challenge of taking a cloud-based prototype of New Relic monitoring and then rolling it out to 100 applications at breakneck speed. Chris will discuss what architectural decisions supported this rollout as well as those decisions that became obstacles to it.

steve ippoliti headshotOur second speaker for the evening will be another New Relic TAM, Steve Ippoliti, who will present on “Getting Started with New Relic Insights.” If you’re not already using New Relic Insights to mine the data your application is capturing and using it to make better business decisions, don’t miss Steve’s intro to this powerful tool. You’ll walk away with answers to questions like: How do I navigate the Insights user interface? How can I use New Relic Query Language (NRQL) to create queries? How can I use dashboards to display query results?

To reserve your spot at the New York City user group, be sure to R.S.V.P. here.

Silicon Valley: Thursday, June 18th

But wait, there’s more! We’ll cap off our whirlwind early summer tour with a final June event closer to home—it’s our second visit to Silicon Valley.

Baruch Sadogursky headshotOur first speaker will be Baruch Sadogursky, developer advocate at JFrog—a provider of world-class infrastructure for software management and distribution in open source, on premise and SaaS cloud solutions—who will discuss how his company uses New Relic.

Phil Weber headshotOur second speaker will be Phil Weber, senior technical trainer for New Relic. It’s a great opportunity for West Coast users to hear Phil’s own presentation on “Getting Started with New Relic Insights.”

To reserve your spot at the Silicon Valley user group, be sure to R.S.V.P. here.

Interested in speaking at our next event or setting up a New Relic User Group in your city? Drop us a note at community@newrelic.comNote: Event dates, speakers, and schedules are subject to change without notice.

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