Elasticsearch Meetup at Vodori


Dec 3, 2014, 12:00 – 2:00 AM


About this event

Join us for food, drinks, and discussion as the Chicago Elasticsearch group hosts their December meetup.  Featured speakers include Dan Rumney, Developer and Product Development Manager at Vodori, Greg DeKoenigsberg, VP Community at Ansible, and Jason Kendall, Developer Advocate:Global Security at Elasticsearch. Thanks to our friends at Vodori for hosting!


6:00 PM- Doors open, food and drink served

6:30 PM- Dan Rumney's talk "Clusters in Containers- Running Elasticsearch with Docker"

7:00 PM- Greg DeKoenigsberg's talk "Using Ansible to set up the ELK Stack"

7:20 PM- Jason Kendall's talk "Extending Your Logs:Why not make your logs do the legwork?"

7:45 PM- Q&A, Mingling

8:00- Meetup Concludes

Here's more information on our speakers and the talks they will be giving:

Dan Rumney is a Developer and Product Development Manager at Vodori, a digital marketing agency based in Chicago's West Loop neighbourhood. He's been programming for over 2 decades now ranging from wiring up ALUs to writing RESTful APIs in Ruby. He currently works on a product that has ElasticSearch as a core middleware component and relies on Docker for building test and development environments.

Clusters in Containers - Running ElasticSearch with DockerWe'll talk about the Docker platform, in general; we'll cover the Fig orchestration tool and how we can put all of these together to run ElasticSearch clusters on your laptop with minimal configuration effort.

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Community for Ansible, where he leads the company's relationship with the broader open source community. Greg has over a decade of open source advocacy and community leadership, building and leading communities for Eucalyptus and open source leader Red Hat. Greg has served as leader of the Fedora project, chair of the first Fedora Project Board, and Red Hat community liaison with the One Laptop Per Child project.

Using Ansible to set up the ELK stack- Want to see a full Elasticsearch stack installed in minutes? Greg will show you how Ansible installs and configures Elasticsearch to do analytics on all the nice things that people say about Ansible on Twitter.

A Generalist SME in Information Security and Open Source solutions, Jason Kendall has been working in Information Security for over 15 years and Open Source for 10 years. Previously a lead developer for the Joomla! Open Source CMS system and Senior Security expert for a top 5 financial institution in Canada. Now a Developer Relations human for Elasticsearch specializing in the information security community. He enjoys working with new technology including Network/Software Security and forensics and holds certifications for CE|H, GIAC GCFA, GREM, GWEB and LPIC-1.

Extending Your Logs:Why not make your logs do the legwork? Have you ever considered how much data your logs can provide you? Not only in the log line it’s self, but also when you combine it with threat intelligence and collection of volatile data. In this talk, Jason discusses how to extend your logs.



Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Praveen Salitra


    Community Organizer

  • Sri Harsha Datla

    Community Organizer

  • J Coleman


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