Last week our New Relic User Group program made its European debut in London at the lovely offices of cloud services provider Canopy. It was our most widely attended event so far, with 81 attendees from more than 30 companies who gathered to learn tips and tricks from fellow customers and New Relic staff. The evening bustled on with fantastic talks and conversations, plus some tasty Mediterranean fare. Here are some highlights:
Lessons from the experts
Just as with the Los Angeles and Chicago User Groups, we kicked off the event with a training session led by Phil Weber from our New Relic University team. Phil’s session, “Secrets of the APM Ninjas,” covered our intermediate and advanced APM features like Apdex, server monitoring, custom dashboards, and notes.
Next up was Pete Thomas, the lead for online grocery supermarket Ocado’s non-food Web team, who took the stage to share how Ocado rolled out New Relic APM and Insights across a number of different departments internally. Thomas touched on Ocado’s favorite New Relic features since the roll out, including mobile alerting, key transactions, and error rollups. High security mode is also an especially important feature for Ocado, as a company that processes sensitive user data.
To close out the night, New Relic support hero Tom Doherty and product manager John Karabaic gave an overview of our Support team and Product Roadmap. They then opened the floor to questions and dove into the topics our attendees most wanted to hear about:
- High security mode
- PHP on Windows
- New Synthetics and Browser features
Don’t take it just from us
We had a blast, and were thrilled to see other attendees enjoying the event. Here are some of the things they had to say:
— Paul Kiddie (@pkiddie) December 3, 2014
— Stuart Benjamin Ford (@stuartford) December 3, 2014
Thanks @newrelic for an interesting session in London this evening, look forward to more in the future!
— Steve Winter (@steveWinterNZ) December 3, 2014
With the new year will come a whole slew of New Relic User Groups around the world. In January, you can expect to see us in Boston, with New York, San Francisco, and Portland to follow shortly after. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our blog as well as #NewRelicUG on Twitter for where we’ll show up next.
See you soon!