Inaugural Elastic Milwaukee meetup with Paylocity and TDS Telecom


Aug 29, 2017, 11:00 PM – Aug 30, 2017, 2:00 AM


About this event

Join us for our first meetup in Milwaukee, WI! Thank you to devCodeCamp for hosting us –– we'll be in Suite 206

The agenda for the evening will be: 

6:00pm - doors open (food & beverage will be provided) 

6:30pm - talks start and time for Q&A

1. Analyzing over 500 million logs per day with the Elastic Stack by Paylocity's Justin Purdy

2. How-to Build Kibana Visualization by TDS Telecom's Matt Gruett 

8:00pm - we'll start to wrap things up, stick around and mingle for a bit 

Analyzing over 500 million logs per day with the Elastic Stack

As SaaS provider Paylocity underwent massive growth over the past several years, keeping track of all their logs became a real challenge. Learn how they went from poring through individual logs to indexing and analyzing over 500 million logs per day with the Elastic Stack.

Justin Purdy is a Systems Administrator at cloud-based payroll and HCM provider Paylocity. He has built several platforms to help provide monitoring and visibility into Paylocity's IT systems. Over the past year, he's led the project of implementing the Elastic Stack, and has helped it grow from a single use-case to a must-have tool across their Technology organization.

How-to Build Kibana Visualization

Learn what Kibana tricks TDS Telecom has used to show data percentages with Kibana’s pie chart visualization and real-world examples of the split slices and split charts features.  Kibana’s histogram capabilities will get a lot of attention as well including how-tos on splitting histogram bars, building percentage-based histograms, forcing histograms into defined time periods, adjusting the Y-axis scale, using IP networks to create custom filters and creating fill-based histograms for visually plotting network bandwidth.  Other visualizations such as mapping latitude and longitude, creating export tables and showing top 10 and bottom 10 data summaries will be discussed as well.  This time will be largely interactive with plenty of time for Q&A.

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



August 29 – 30, 2017
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


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