Portland, OR June 4 - 6, 2018 Gerding Theater at the Armory

Join us in Portland!

Last year was an unforgettable experience. Where else do you get to see real-time failover in action? Join us again to hear talks from industry experts and community leaders discuss the newest approaches in monitoring and observability. 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 catchy hashtag.

Portland in June!

You know it! Portland in June is 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!

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Call for Participation

Our call for participation is officially open. We're accepting proposals for 30-minute sessions to participate in our three-day, single-track agenda. As usual we'd love to hear about your failures and successes in production, new tools and methods. We will consider all topics but we have some themes of particularly interest this year:

  • Container Visibility DIY - monitoring ephemeral systems without off-the-shelf agents
  • Automated Monitoring - herding (and instrumenting) your cats efficiently
  • Coordinated Observability - embracing the variety of monitoring tools (metrics, logs, events, and more) across a team or organization
  • The Head vs The Tail - distinguishing system-wide regressions versus isolated anomalies
  • Building Observability Teams - knowing when and how to build your own dedicated in-house team

You may submit as many proposals as you'd like. We're accepting submissions until 00:00 UTC Feb 1, 2018. Proposals will be selected by Feb 15, 2018 and submitters will be notified immediately thereafter. Speakers of 30-minute session talks will receive free registration to the event.

Portland 2018 - Event Status

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Meet the Speakers.

    Schedule

    Monitorama takes place June 4-6, 2018 in the Gerding Theater at The Armory in Portland, Oregon. Our program consists of three days of single-track sessions and lightning talks designed to educate and inspire.

    Registration is Open!

    General Admission tickets are now available. If you have any problems with your registration, please contact us by email or Twitter.

    Refunds

    Need to cancel? We'll haz a sad but we understand. Contact us by email no later than May 21, 2018 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.

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    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 The Mark Spencer Hotel, the Sentinel Hotel, or the Ace Hotel Portland. They're all 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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