Portland, OR June 15 - 17, 2015 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.

I'm convinced. What now?

Go get your ticket while they last!

Call for Participation

Share your work at Monitorama. Tell us about your open source project, the interesting failures and successes you've encountered in production, or how we're doing it all wrong. We're looking for 30-minute talks for our single-track sessions, 45-minute workshops on monitoring tools and techniques, and 5-minute lightning talks on whatevs.

We'll continue to accept submissions until 00:00 UTC Feb 1, 2015. We'll select proposals by Feb 15, 2015 and notify the submitters. Speakers of accepted session or workshop talks will receive free registration to the event. You may submit as many proposals as you'd like.

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 Open Source workshops.

    We'll release the final schedule after all of our speakers have been announced.

    Registration is Open!

    Our general admission registrations are now available. If you have any problems with your registration, please contact us by email or Twitter.


    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.

    We Love Our Sponsors.

    Want to Be a Sponsor?

    Gold Sponsors - $5000
    • Five-minute live demonstration or talk in front of all attendees
    • Premier placement on the Monitorama website
    • Logo displayed prominently on event banners
    • Space on shared swag table
    • Two (2) free attendee passes
    Silver Sponsors - $2000
    • Company logo and bio on the Monitorama website
    • Logo displayed on event banners
    • Space on shared swag table
    • One (1) free attendee pass

    We also have custom sponsorships available for the after-party, coffee and donut breaks, lanyards, and our world-famous "monitoring socks". For sponsorship opportunities, or to inquire about custom packages, please email us and we'll be happy to assist you.

    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.

    Monitorama 5k

    Let's go for a run! We'll leave from the venue at 07:30 on Tuesday and head east towards the river, crossing at the Steel Bridge. We'll then follow the Esplanade down to the Hawthorne bridge before coming back across the river. On the west bank, we'll follow the river back up before returning to the venue. The route is actually slightly more than 6K of mostly flat sidewalk pavement. Temperatures will likely hover around 60F; bring a light jacket in case it's damp. Check out the route on runningmap.com.

    Looking for a Hotel?

    We suggest either Ace Hotel Portland or the The Mark Spencer Hotel. Both are walking distance from The Armory and have good reviews.

    The Mark Spencer is offering a 15% group discount for Monitorama guests. Click here for group logins. Use the Group ID MNTRAMA and password 2015MONITOR and then book as normal. Please be aware that this discount rate is only good through May 14, 2015.

    Ace Hotel Portland is offering a 10% discount for Monitorama attendees. Either mention "Monitorama" when you call in your reservation or in the notes field when you reserve online. The discount will be applied to your final bill. Please note that this is not a Promo Code, so it will not work if you try to enter it as such.

    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.

    Code of Conduct

    All delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any Monitorama event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

    The Quick Version

    Monitorama is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

    The Less Quick Version

    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

    Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

    Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material.

    Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for Monitorama.

    If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

    If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff will be visible by their special badges and clothing.

    Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

    We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.