Elastic Meetup at Raise


Apr 18, 2016, 11:00 PM – Apr 19, 2016, 2:00 AM


About this event

Join us for an Elastic meetup on Monday, April 18! We'll have talks from: 

• Elastic's Jon Budzenski on "Customizing Kibana" 

• Raise's Greg Palmier on "Deploying Elastic with Chef for Production and Development"

Doors open at 6pm. Food, beverages, and great conversation will be provided! Our talks will start at 6:30pm 

Customizing Kibana

In this talk we will walk through ways that Kibana can be modified to meet our needs.

We will start by discussing advanced settings that can be used to change colors, change labels, and format data.  Next we will setup a development environment and go through several common code modifications.  Finally we will take a look at writing our very own Kibana plugin.

Jon Budzenski is a developer on the Kibana team at Elastic.  Before joining Elastic, he worked in the finance industry, using JavaScript to help visualize large amounts of data. 

Deploying Elastic with Chef for Production and Development

In this talk we will talk about how to deploy Elastic using Chef for use in production, and how to use it to deploy to feature development environments. We'll discuss how this was done with the same mechanism, and how it helps our feature development. 

Greg Palmier has been an operations engineer for over 5 years.  Before that he worked in circuit design.  He spend most of his time helping developers get their work live and learning to actually be able to write software.


Elastic will be at the AWS Summit in Chicago on April 19, booth 602. We’ll have subject matter experts there who can demo and talk to a variety of subjects including:

• New releases like Graph, which allows you to query and visualize meaningful relationships

•  Spinning up a hosted Elasticsearch cluster in a matter of minutes using Elastic Cloud on AWS.

• Scaling and configuring Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana

The event is free, so come with questions - we love a good query!


Whether you're new to the Elastic Stack or an experienced user, this user group will have good, technical conversations, and offer immediately-usable tactical tips.

We focus on technical tutorials and real world use cases in these meetups. So, please come ready to ask the hard questions and learn how the Elastic Stack can help you and your team! We're always looking for users to share their story, if you're interested please reach out to us at meetup@elastic.co 



April 18 – 19, 2016
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Praveen Salitra


    Community Organizer

  • Sri Harsha Datla

    Community Organizer

  • J Coleman


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