20 November 2014 News

It’s {ON}: Announcing Our First User Conference - Elastic{ON}15

By Shay Banon

It's been a little over two years since we formed a company around Elasticsearch, and the engagement with our community, users, and customers has taken on a life of its own. There are now 90 meetup groups around the globe, hundreds of conferences featuring our products, and a growing list of events where our own developers engage audiences in the Elasticsearch story. It's clear we hit a nerve.

Over and over, we kept hearing one question: “When will Elasticsearch get a conference of its own?" We listened, and I am happy to announce the first Elasticsearch conference, Elastic{ON}15, is happening March 9 through 11, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

The conference details are unfolding as we speak, but there are a few things we already have planned that I want to share with you.

First, Elastic{ON}15 will be centered around Elasticsearch and the ecosystem of products surrounding it, including Apache Lucene, Kibana, Logstash, the various client libraries, Elasticsearch for Apache Hadoop, Marvel, and Shield.

Part of what makes Elasticsearch tick is the close communication we have with our users. To that extent, we're doing a few things to make sure the conference is run the same way.

What does this mean for you? It means that *all* the developers at our company (that's right, every single one of them) will be attending the conference — and they want to hear from you. Elastic{ON}15 will feature a dedicated track that gives you a unique opportunity to talk with our engineers about all the work they currently do and plan to do. Afterwards, we're coordinating an Elasticsearch dev all hands meeting where we'll discuss your feedback and apply it to future products and events.

The second aspect of the conference is hearing you, the user, speak about how you use our platform. I am lucky enough to be able to travel the world and talk to users and customers frequently, and am continuously amazed by how our products are being put to use. We plan to create a platform for our users, customers, and contributors in the community to talk about their use cases and successes. Elastic{ON}15 will be a great way to meet and talk with other users in your space and share knowledge. Please, if you're interested, don't hesitate to submit to speak at the conference.

We will also have a hands-on track with our developers, who will go through some high-level overviews and technical deep dives of our various products. Or you can drop by our "Agents of Elasticsearch" station to ask any questions that are on your mind.

Bottom line: Elastic{ON}15 is all about you! And obviously, we plan to have a lot of fun while we're together.

I am super excited about the conference, and I hope you are as well. I would love to personally welcome each and every one of you to join us; it's going to be great. (And make sure to sign up to save your spot – my events team keeps reminding me that registration will fill up fast!)