Calling all East Coast New Relic users!

After a short summer hiatus, New Relic User Groups are back with four—count ’em, four—meetups coming this September. If you live near any of these four cities, 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 New Relic user community in your area.

All of our events run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m local time. In addition to great presentations, there will be plenty of time for networking and Q&A sessions with our speakers, along with complimentary food and drinks. Don’t miss out—reserve your spot today!

Washington, D.C.: Wednesday, Sept. 16

The season starts with our first visit to the nation’s capital, and we’re excited to meet the local New Relic community and make some new friends. The evening will feature three presentations:

chris huntA Deep Dive into Alerts
Chris Hunt, Tools and Monitoring Lead, Verint

To provide an opportunity for better understanding of how “actionable intelligence” vendor Verint uses New Relic, Chris Hunt will present an in-depth look into how New Relic Alerts helps his team improve enterprise performance and security.

ashley pulsNew Features for Monitoring Java Applications
Ashley Puls, Java Agent Engineer, New Relic

Are you up-to-date on the great features provided by New Relic to monitor your Java applications? Come hear Ashley Puls, a Java agent engineer, talk about the latest New Relic tooling, which includes features such as the ability to apply custom instrumentation while your application is running.

tori wieldtFrom Pets to Cattle to Bacteria  
Tori Wieldt, Developer Advocate, New Relic

With the rise of virtualization and now containerization, servers are evolving from carefully tended pets to interchangeable cattle to disposable bacteria. What is the impact of servers that only last as long a single process? At New Relic, we have customers monitoring Docker containers that last less than 5 minutes. How can organizations plan, develop, and operate software in this environment? Tori will provide insights gathered from our customers and our own internal use of containers and short-lived servers.

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

New York City: Monday, Sept. 21

We’re back! This will be our fourth event in NYC (we really like visiting the Big Apple). The NYC event will be held in the offices of our host Stack Overflow and will feature three presentations:

mike reustPainless Migration
Mike Reust, Engineering Manager, Betterment

Mike will present on how the team at his automated investing company kept an eye on its systems while moving from four static Rackspace servers to hundreds of ephemeral servers in AWS—without losing their minds or disappointing their users.

mo hossainSynthetics Is Your Minion  
Mo Hossain, Enterprise Sales Engineer, New Relic

Mo will show you how to use New Relic Synthetics in your testing and production environments to help ensure critical processes on your site are available 24×7. Want to use Synthetics to monitor your internal sites? Want to see how to monitor specific assets of your site over a period of time? Come find out how!

From Pets to Cattle to Bacteria 
Tori Wieldt, Developer Advocate, New Relic
(See the Washington user group description)

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

Boston: Wednesday, Sept. 23

After the success of our first Boston event in April, we’re headed back for more good times. We’ve got four speakers lined up for this event—don’t miss it!

Pre-Production Performance Budgets Based Upon Production Metrics
David Alves, Global Quality Partners

david alvesOrganizations that care about customer experience enforce pre-production performance budgets. Performance budgets are metrics that limit page size, load time, and other factors that can impact the user experience. The goal is to maintain, or better yet, constantly improve your existing production performance with every release. In this short presentation, using New Relic Synthetics, our business partners at strategic IT consultants Global Quality Partners, LLC, will show you how to set and enforce pre-production performance budgets based upon performance in production as part of your normal continuous delivery lifecycle.

don darwinPut Synthetics to Work for You
Don Darwin, Senior Technical Account Manager, New Relic

Don will explain how to use New Relic Synthetics in your testing and production environments to ensure critical processes on your site are available 24×7. Want to use Synthetics to monitor your internal sites? Want to see how to monitor specific assets of your site over a period of time? Come find out how!

Run Scalable Application Backends on AWS
Ricardo DeMatos, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

ricardo dematosAmazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, deploy, secure, and monitor APIs at any scale. In Ricardo’s session, you’ll find out how you can quickly declare an API interface and connect it to any public HTTP endpoint, existing Web service running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), or code running on AWS Lambda. Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management. Join us for this introductory session to Amazon API Gateway.

From Pets to Cattle to Bacteria 
Tori Wieldt, Developer Advocate, New Relic
(See the Washington user group description)

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

Toronto: Monday, Sept. 28

Our busy September wraps up with another return visit—this one north of the border to Toronto, Ontario. We were last here back in April and we’re excited to see our Canadian community members again with three great speakers in tow:

lucas fontesAPM Integrations
Lucas Fontes, Chief Architect, Uken Games

Lucas will show us something that has helped his game studio’s integration of APM: Reporting custom attributes and creating ops dashboards.

gil riceThe Latest New Relic Enhancements
Gil Rice, Technical Account Manager, New Relic

Gil will show off the latest enhancements to New Relic and demonstrate some advanced application instrumentation.

 

From Pets to Cattle to Bacteria 
Tori Wieldt, Developer Advocate, New Relic
(See the Washington user group description)

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

Join our Meetup groups and stay connected

New Relic User Groups are a great opportunity to meet and learn from other New Relic users in your area, hang with the New Relic team, and get answers to some of your lingering questions. The New Relic community offers you a way to engage with like-minded individuals who share a passion for building great software. Learn more at http://newrelic.com/community.

If you live in one of the cities we’ll be visiting in September, be sure to join our Washington, NYC, Boston, or Toronto Meetup.com pages and get notifications for future events.

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.

 

Washington Monument image courtesy of Shutterstock.com.

Jackson de Oliveira is the community events manager for New Relic. He runs user groups and handles any meetups in New Relic's San Francisco offices. If you have questions or feedback about user groups, he's your guy. View posts by .

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