Elastic Stack Presentations - Eastside @ Grindr

Los Angeles

Oct 20, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 AM


About this event

Come join us for the Eastside Edition of the Elastic meetup at Grindr's excellent venue located at Pacific Design Building in West Hollywood.  Elastic Solutions Architect will be sharing an Elastic 5.0 update. 

If you are an Elastic Stack user, not matter what level, you won't want to miss this meetup.

We'll be starting the talks promptly at 7:30.


• Grindr HQ is located on the 14th floor of the Pacific Design Center's Red East Building. 

• The parking garage entrance is located at 750 N San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose Ave. on the west side of the PDC. Refer to this map. Parking is $16 in the PDC garage. Its recommend to park on the street, there are metered spots on Melrose. 

• The Red Building should be to your left, the MOCA Pacific Design center, and the Green Building, to your right.  

• Follow the signs to the "RED Building and park nearest the EAST ELEVATOR. Enter the East Tower and take the elevator to the Sky Lobby (SL on the elevator button), and check in with the Lobby Ambassador.  He will direct you to the Tower Elevators.

• Grindr HQ is on the 14th Floor, directly across from the elevator bank.


7:00 - 7:30 pm Food & Beverage Available / Networking

7:30 - 8:15 pm Talk #1 I'm a Data Hoarder - Rich Horace

7:45 - 8:45 pm Talk #2 Elastic v5.0 Update - Anoop Sunke

8:45 - 9:00 pm Wrap-up & QA

Talk #1: I’m a Data Hoarder

Talk Abstract: This had to be done.  I needed an Elastic Stack Intervention to get a handle on my data hoarding woes.  First it started with a simple app called Zite, a personal news aggregator that became my favorite iPhone app of all time.  Then entered the Read-It-Later app.  These two apps were the vices for my data hoarding.  I’ve been at it so long that Read-It-Later was rebranded to Pocket and Zite was shutdown after an acquisition by Flipboard. All the articles I’ve collected over 6 years had become unmanageable and were unsearchable.  Enter Elastic Stack which is now allowing me to make sense, organize and make use of my data.  This talk will take you through the journey of a personal Elastic Stack project to help me get a handle on my hoarding ways.

Speaker Bio:

Rich Horace Director of DevOps at Nativo, Inc, a native advertising startup in Los Angeles.  Rich has been working in the online advertising space and early-stage startups for the past 10 years.  He has held positions at MySpace, Fox Audience Network, Glam Media and Sony Media Cloud Services, building DevOps style teams and scaling infrastructure. Rich has been working with log aggregation systems since 2008.  Starting off with Splunk, then Logstash in 2012, Splunk again in 2013 and back to ELK in 2014.  He's excited for what Elastic Stack 5.0 brings to the table in 2017.  He's been the organizer for the LA Elastic User Group since 2015.

Talk #2: Elastic 5.0 

Talk Abstract: Elastic is in the midst of their biggest release ever — version 5.0 — which aims to make our life easier by not only aligning version numbers across their products, but also extending their capabilities across the entire Elastic Stack. Anoop will share the latest news about Elastic 5.0, Prelert Acquisition and Elastic Cloud Enterprise.

Anoop Sunke, a Solutions Architect at Elastic based in the SF bay area, helping users build solutions using the most innovative and advanced open source distributed search engine Elasticsearch and the ELK stack. Prior to Elastic, Anoop worked at Hortonworks building complex 'Big Data' solutions using components in the Hadoop ecosystem. He also spent many years working at Microsoft as part of the Data Platform - Field team.



Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


  • Rich Horace



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