How Trax Tech uses the ELK Stack (Hosted at GoDaddy HQ)


Sep 17, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 AM


About this event

Save the date for this September 16 meetup! We'll have Will Button (DevOps Engineer), Mike Palmer (DevOps Engineer), and John Bush (Vice President Platform services) talking about their use of the ELK stack at Trax; and Phil Russell from GoDaddy talking about measuring user performance. Food and beverages will be provided.

Thanks to GoDaddy for hosting us! 

Tribe from Trax stalks elusive ELK Stack

A documentary following three tribesman from Trax Technologies and their quest to bring a healthy, vibrant ELK Stack into the organization by the end of the season.

Note: These fine folks are going to give away a free copy of JetBrains WebStorm IDE during their talk. 


Will Button is a DevOps Engineer with Trax Technologies. In addition to Elasticsearch, he also works with Puppet, MongoDB, AWS, Node.js, and creates lessons at <a></a>; When not at work, he can be found on twitter @wfbutton

Mike Palmer is a DevOps Engineer with Trax Technologies. In addition to Elasticsearch, he also works with Puppet, Cassandra, AWS, Python. When not at work, he can be found at <a></a>

John Bush is an active technologist who is currently rethinking established design patterns through a Big Data lens. Currently in his role as Vice President of Platform Services at Trax Technologies he's been working with Elasticsearch to unlock data hidden inside various SQL repositories. He's a fan boy of anything Scala and his musings can be found at

Measuring Real User Performance at GoDaddy 

Performance matters. In an age where we have only seconds to deliver personalized content to consumers all over the world, the art of collecting the right website metrics to evaluate site performance has become invaluable. It's not always easy, but the Performance Engineering team worked extensively with engineering teams around GoDaddy to improve site performance across a wide range of platforms. We’ll dive into how we use ElasticSearch to analyze our millions of hits per day and what it took to get there. 

Phil Russell is a Performance Engineer for GoDaddy. In addition to ElasticSearch, he also works with Chrome Dev Tools, Hadoop, PHP and dabbles in Node.js. When not at work, he enjoys mountain biking in various locations around Phoenix.



Thursday, September 17, 2015
1:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC


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