Portland, OR June 27 - 29, 2016 Gerding Theater at the Armory

Join us in Portland!

Last year was an amazing experience, and we can't wait to come back for more. Join us to hear talks from leading open source developers, web operations experts, and associated thought leaders. Find out which tools and techniques are in use at some of the largest web architectures in the world.

Why me?

Because you care about the tools that you work with. You're an artisan within your team and you want to improve the monitoring toolkit. Oh, and because you understand that #monitoringlove isn't just a bespoke laptop sticker.

Portland in June!

You know it! Portland in June is probably one of the most amazing cities in the world. Besides being a fantastic tech city, Portland, OR has some of the best food, coffee, and culture around.

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CFP is Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted. We had a tremendous response to this call for participation. We'll be reviewing all of the proposals and notifying everyone no later than Feb 15, 2015. If your proposal isn't accepted this time around, please resubmit for our next event.

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Meet the Speakers.


    Monitorama takes place June 15-17, 2015 in the Gerding Theater at The Armory in Portland, Oregon. Our first two days will include a series of single-track sessions designed to educate and inspire. The event will culminate on the third day with our annual "hack day", including a number of talks showcasing Open Source monitoring projects.

    We're still finalizing the schedule appointments so please check back for updates.

    • Monday June 15
    • Registration 0830
    • Welcome 0945
    • Presentation
      Camille Fournier
    • Presentation
      Roy Rapoport
    • Presentation
      Jeremy Carroll
    • Break 1140 - 1155
    • Presentation
      Inés Sombra
    • Presentation
      Kyle Kingsbury
    • Lunch 1300 - 1430
    • Presentation
      James Turnbull
    • Presentation
      Stephen Boak
    • Presentation
      Curt Micol
    • Break 1610 - 1625
    • Presentation
      Benjamin Anderson
    • Presentation
      Arun Kejariwal
    • Closing 1730
    • Pips & Bounce
      After-Party1900 - 2300
    • Tuesday June 16
    • Registration 0830
    • Welcome 0945
    • Presentation
      Tony Rippy
    • Presentation
      Laura Thomson
    • Presentation
      Brendan Gregg
    • Break 1140 - 1155
    • Presentation
      Baron Schwartz & Preetam Jinka
    • Presentation
      Chrissie Brodigan
    • Lunch 1300 - 1430
    • Presentation
      Loris Degioanni
    • Presentation
      Sergey Fedorov
    • Presentation
      Dave Josephsen
    • Break 1610 - 1625
    • Presentation
      Danielle Sucher, Dan Frank, Franklin Hu
    • Lightning Talks1700
    • Closing 1730
    • Sponsor Pub Crawl1800
    • Wednesday June 17
    • Registration 0830
    • Welcome 0945
    • Heka
      Rob Miller
    • Cyanite
      Pierre-Yves Ritschard
    • Break 1130 - 1145
    • Bosun
      Kyle Brandt
    • Lunch 1235 - 1405
    • Druid
      Gian Merlino
    • Kale 2.0
      Andrew Clegg
    • Break 1545 - 1600
    • Prometheus
      Jamie Wilkinson
    • Closing 1655
    • PDX Hike 1700

    Sold Out

    Sadly, we're out of tickets for the upcoming event. If you missed out on your own ticket, rest assured that we'll be live-streaming the talks and posting videos and slides shortly after the conclusion of the event. We have a waiting list available here if you'd like to sign up for tickets as they become available.


    Need to cancel? We'll haz a sad but we understand. Contact us by email no later than June 1, 2015 for a full refund or if you'd like to transfer your ticket to someone slightly more attractive and significantly more intelligent than you. Just kidding, you're fabulous -- please don't ever change.


    If you have questions about registration, please contact us by email or Twitter.

    Want to Be a Sponsor?

    We have not yet finalized sponsorship packages for this event. We hope to have this information available soon. Please reach out to us if you have questions about past or future events.

    Where It All Happens.

    Monitorama PDX will be held in the Gerding Theater at The Armory (map), in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The venue is a beautiful space, and also happens to be one of the greenest buildings in America. It's the first theater in the U.S. and the first building on the National Register of Historic Places to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. The venue address is 128 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209.

    Monitorama Sunset Hike

    Let's go for a hike! We'll leave the venue after the closing on Wednesday afternoon and head into the beautiful hills west of downtown. After a short walk through the city, we'll find ourselves in Portland's famous International Rose Test Garden. We'll stroll along trails in the hills, see the sun begin to set on the city, and then head back to the venue by 7:00PM. Plan for 30 minutes (two miles) of city walking to and from the hills and an hour (4-5 miles) of hiking among roses and along gentle hill trails in warm, dry afternoon weather. You can preview the route on Google maps.

    Yours truly at International Rose Test Garden, Portland

    Looking for a Hotel?

    We generally recommend either Ace Hotel Portland or the The Mark Spencer Hotel. Both are walking distance from The Armory and have good reviews. Note that we do not encourage anyone to book their travel or hotel until you have your conference registration confirmed. There should be plenty of time to plan your travel and accommodations afterwards.

    From Portland International Airport

    • Take the TriMet MAX Red Line light rail and get off at the Tenth Avenue/SW Morrison St stop (40 minutes)
    • Walk to The Armory (7 minutes)

    Local Travelers

    Check out the directions provided by The Armory.

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