Looking for a place to connect and swap ideas with more than a thousand other engineers across both dev and ops? DashCon 2019 has exactly what you need. The conference will be held at Chelsea Piers, NYC from July 16-17, 2019, located right on the water at Pier Sixty.

Get expert answers to your questions, explore the latest offerings from cutting-edge technology and discover how peers at other companies have handled challenges similar to yours. Here are 5 reasons you don’t want to miss DashCon this year:

1. How Small Changes Can Make Huge Waves

Talk | July 17, 2019

Senior Software Engineer Zach McCormick learned the hard way that nothing works out of the box at scale. He’ll share the lessons he learned, discussing best practices Braze has developed for monitoring and measuring the effects of deploying changes for high-frequency, highly available distributed systems. Learn how any size makes an impact, from changes in code to adding new features.

P.S. If you’re interested in how to approach software change in your organization, this post examines how to drive innovation in software development by choosing between incremental and fundamental change. 

2. Operational Controls at the BBC

Talk | July 17, 2019

Ensuring service availability at the world’s largest broadcasting company is no small feat. And that’s what the product teams focus most of their attention on at the BBC. Thousands of services, on-demand content and a highly trafficked website are status quo at this broadcasting giant. And live events add that much more demand, mandating scale. Learn from Ross Wilson, Senior Software Engineer, on how the BBC scales (both technically and within operations teams), with a behind the scenes glimpse into their successful summer featuring both the World Cup and Wimbledon.

3. Datadog 101

Workshop | July 16, 2019

The Datadog monitoring service lets you see inside any stack, any app, at any scale, anywhere. Datadog Evangelist Matt Williams will speak on Datadog best practices, and workshop participants will learn the ins and outs of Datadog on a journey from zero to hero:

  • How to build insightful dashboards and visualizations
  • Tips for effective alerting
  • Container monitoring with Autodiscovery

Plus, this workshop will include hands-on experience that you can implement in your own projects.

4. Reducing MTTR with Log Management

Workshop | JULY 16, 2019

Get faster at finding and resolving operational incidents and take care of them before users even notice service impact. How? It’s a matter of knowing your application behavior and really grasping the reality of the user experience through a calculated combination of metrics, tracing and logs.

This workshop will implement hands-on labs to take you from no knowledge of Datadog to expert. Learn using scenarios that will hone your troubleshooting and monitoring techniques. Speaker Pierre Guceski of Datadog will dive in to best practices for log collection and management with Datadog. Act fast! You must reserve a seat in advance to participate.

5. Hands on with Chaos Engineering

Workshop | JULY 16, 2019

Join Tammy Butow of Gremlin and Jason Yee of Datadog to uncover what you need to begin implementing Datadog in your organization. Or, glean new methods for building onto the ways you’re already using chaos engineering at work. It’s all about running intentional and well-planned experiments to discover how systems behave in the face of failure.

Plus, learn how other companies are using chaos engineering to create reliable distributed systems. All the tools, practices and metrics you need for effective chaos engineering will be covered here. Note: You must reserve your seat in advance to participate in this workshop.

See you there?

Come by our booth to say hi, see a quick demo of the product and pick up some cool swag. We hope you have a great time! Want to share your thoughts or insights on the upcoming sessions? Send us your comments or tweet at us @overopshq.

Nick heads up events at OverOps, so you’ll probably see him on the road at conferences, meetups & summits throughout the year. If you do, be sure to say hi! When he’s home in SF, Nick likes to hike, cook, and play board games with friends.