Elastic Meetup with TDS & Elastic{ON} recap


Apr 7, 2016, 11:00 PM – Apr 8, 2016, 2:00 AM


About this event

We are excited to be hosting our first meetup for the new Madison & Milwaukee user group! We hope you can join us on Thursday, April 7th. 

Doors open at 6pm. Food, beverages, and great conversation will be provided! Our talks will start at 6:30pm *Please bring your ID for admission, this is a 21+ event*

TDS Telecom - Looking to implement the Elastic Stack

To start the meetup, our generous hosts and power users, TDS Telecom, will say hi and share how TDS Telecom is looking to use the Elastic Stack to provide logging solutions in a number of areas of the business.

Matt Gruett is the manager of the IT Risk Management & Security team at TDS Telecom.  He and his team manage customer-facing and internal enterprise security for TDS Telecom, which is the wireline and cable service provider division of parent company Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS)  While at TDS Telecom, Matt has worked as an architect and network security engineer creating security solutions for TDS Telecom’s residential and commercial customers for both the telephone and cable business units of the company.  Previous to TDS Telecom, he worked in security and system administration/engineering in a number of other industry sectors including printing, entertainment and manufacturing at numerous companies including Big Idea Productions and Rockwell Automation.  He has also done freelance writing including authoring a weekly column for technology blog network LockerGnome.com.

Tony Bichanich has been a system administrator/engineer in the Madison area for over 18 years, including the last 12 months within the TDS Telecom security team helping to tackle the security needs that arise in supporting enterprise business networks and service provider customer carrier networks with his big data expertise and experience.  This is Tony's second stint at TDS Telecom, having previously worked for nearly 10 years on the systems team that managed servers within the TDS Telecom ISP.  Before joining the security team with TDS Telecom he worked in a number of start-ups in the Madison area in varied industries including social media, could storage, and Internet retail. 

Elastic{0N}'16 Recap

Then, time for a rapid review of outcomes from Elastic{ON}: At time warp speed, tech guru Mike H from the Elastic team will share the latest and greatest capabilities and use cases, from shredding and transforming log files and time series data with Logstash, to hitting the beat with Beats, to tuning Elastic clusters for mega load and showing budget-inspiring information visualizations with Kibana. And more, Oh, there is more! Can you say "several super SaaS's" five times fast? 

Michael Heldebrant has been using open source technologies for 19 years.  He currently works for Elastic as a Solutions Architect.  He started with open source in support of his Ph.D research in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.  Michael continues his passion for data exploration, analysis and bioinformatics by helping harness the value of data with the Elastic stack.


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! 




April 7 – 8, 2016
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Dan Piontek

    Account Executive

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