Portland, OR May 5-7, 2014 Gerding Theater at the Armory

Join us in Portland!

We'll be hearing talks from leading open source developers and web operations luminaries, and then taking what we've learned to apply it towards advancing the state of open source monitoring and trending software.

Why me?

Because you care about the tools that you work with. You're an artisan within your team and want to help improve the work environment for you and your peers. We've all heard that monitoring sucks, but you want to do something about it.

Portland in May?

Definitely. Portland in May is beautiful as the weather warms up and the rain tapers off. Bring a light jacket and prepare to have a great time.

I'm convinced. What now?

Go get your ticket while they last!

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, 2014. If your proposal isn't accepted this time around, please resubmit for our next event.

Meet the Speakers.


    Watch our live stream here!

    • Monday May 5
    • Registration 0900
    • Welcome 0945
    • Abstract
      Adrian Cockcroft
    • Abstract
      James Mickens
    • Abstract
      Toufic Boubez
    • Break 1140 - 1155
    • Abstract
      Ryn Daniels
    • Abstract
      Dan Slimmon
    • Lunch 1300 - 1430
    • Abstract
      Dieter Plaetinck
    • Abstract
      Ashe Dryden
    • Abstract
      Eric Buth
    • Break 1610 - 1625
    • Abstract
      Chris Baker
    • Abstract
      Bridget Kromhout
    • Closing 1730
    • Code Bass at the Armory 1900
    • Tuesday May 6
    • Run 0730
    • Registration 0900
    • Welcome 0945
    • Abstract
      Jen Andre
    • Abstract
      Noah Kantrowitz
    • Abstract
      Dr Neil J. Gunther
    • Break 1140 - 1155
    • Abstract
      Selena Deckelmann
    • Abstract
      Baron Schwartz
    • Lunch 1300 - 1430
    • Abstract
      Scott Sanders
    • Abstract
      Daniel Schauenberg
    • Abstract
      Dan Rowe
    • Break 1610 - 1625
    • Abstract
      Mike McLane & Joseph Crim
    • Lightning Talks1700
    • Closing 1730
    • Party at Puppet Labs HQ (info & register here)1800
    • Wednesday May 7
    • Registration 0900
    • Welcome 0945
    • Kibana Workshop
      Rashid Khan
    • Flapjack Workshop
      L. Holmwood & J. Reynolds
    • Break 1130 - 1200
    • Dashing Workshop
      Daniel Beauchamp
    • Lunch 1300 - 1430
    • InfluxDB Workshop
      Paul Dix
    • Grafana Workshop
      Torkel Ă–degaard
    • Closing 1600

    Hack Day

    On Wednesday, May 7 we'll be spending the day hacking on, learning about, and playing with your favorite open source monitoring projects. More details coming soon.

    Registration is Closed

    We Love Our Sponsors.

    Want to Be a Sponsor?

    Gold Sponsors - Sold Out
    • 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

    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 don't have a formal block of rooms reserved for the hotel, but we suggest either Ace Hotel Portland or the The Mark Spencer Hotel while there's space available. Both are walking distance from The Armory and have good reviews.

    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

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    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.

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    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.