Elastic{ON}17: Announcing our 3rd Annual Conference

Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats -- a user conference for the whole Elastic Stack

Let me start with a big thank to our users who continue to inspire us to build new products and continue improving on all of our products.

It’s because of you that we make every effort possible to give you access to our engineers, product managers, and solutions architects wherever in the world you are through IRC, forums, chat, email, and face-to-face at meetups, conferences, and events.

Fast forward to March 7-9 2017 in San Francisco: A week full of product roadmaps, deep dives, use cases, networking and unlimited one-on-one time at Ask Me Anything.

During this week, we’ll be hosting our our 3rd annual User Conference, and San Francisco’s Pier 48 will transform into the single, largest global gathering of developers who use the Elastic Stack, X-Pack and the Elastic Cloud. Whether you’re a user of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats, or use our X-Pack features either on-premise or in the cloud, this year’s Elastic{ON} will bring together 2,500 developers, architects, devops, IT, and security folks to share ideas and best practices on how to solve use cases from search, logging, analytics, and more.

While it’s really awesome that I get the opportunity to meet many of you, what I love most about Elastic{ON} is hearing about the wonderful new relationships that are created. Last year, Sudeep Kumar from eBay met his Sydney-based support engineer for the first time  after hundreds of tickets and conversations about how to scale their infrastructure. As we send our entire engineering team to Elastic{ON}, attending Elastic{ON} is the only event where any attendee can meet Clint Gormley then  Simon Willnauer minutes later, Elasticsearch team and teach leads; spend time with the creators of Kibana (Rashid), Logstash (Jordan), and Beats (Monica and Tudor); or meet at our Ask Me Anything booth, Nick Knize, our geo expert from Texas, Mark Harwood, Graph creator from the UK, or Britta Weber, our Elasticsearch scoring expert from Berlin, to name a few.

Like with everything we do, we’ve listened to your feedback from the past two Elastic{ON}s and are excited to introduce some cool new things this year:

  • More Pre-Conference Training: You ask, you get. We’ve decided to add more educational options for attendees and offer four new options for pre-conference training. Before Elastic{ON}17 begins, there will be a full day hands on workshop on getting starting with the Elastic Stack, a session for those with more experience Advanced Elasticsearch, Data Modeling, and two classes of lecture training, From Ingestion to Analysis and Upgrading the Elastic Stack.
  • Bigger Spotlight Theater: We added the spotlight theater to Elastic{ON} last year for talks that dive deep into a niche topic, like the various features of X-Pack or how to build your own Beat. It was more popular than we thought, so we’re doubling its size this year to make sure everyone has a seat.
  • Food Trucks: Picture a tent full of the Bay Area’s best food trucks . . . yep, that will be your reality at Elastic{ON}17. Last year we gave you a small taste of this on the last day. This year, the the outside parking lot will have food truck options for almost every meal, and bonus adds: coffee trucks and more coffee carts.
  • Elastic Cause Awards: Inspired by last year’s Giant Oak talk on using Elasticsearch to fight human trafficking, this year, we want to recognize users, teams or organizations whom are focused on solving real world problems. We will select and recognize three projects or causes, with each team receiving complimentary tickets and hotel stay for the duration of the conference for up to two team members. If your Elastic project fulfills a great cause, we'd love to hear about it. Winners will receive complimentary conference tickets and hotel rooms.
  • Partnership with Django Girls: We’re excited to announce that this year we will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to support Django Girls, and are also sponsoring a Django Girls workshop in San Francisco during the week of Elastic{ON}. More information to come as we flush out details.

I’m excited to invite you to join me and the rest of the Elasticians in San Francisco this March and experience the biggest gathering of Elasticsearch users ever. 

Hope to see everyone in March; here’s a taste of last year.

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