First Look Elasticsearch SQL @Verizon Digital Media

Los Angeles

May 17, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 AM


About this event

Come join us Verizon Digital Media for another great Elastic Stack meetup! Presentations will be starting at 7:30 sharp!

Elasticsearch SQL was first introduced during Elastic{ON} 2017 conference. Elasticsearch SQL is almost here and is one of the anticipated new features of X-Pack Basic v6.3. During this talk we’ll explore the new syntax and compare to Elasticsearch DSL.

All skill-levels are welcome!! Hope to see you there!!

Parking and Logstics:

After turning off of Jefferson on to Alla Road, there is free street parking at the first right Coral Tree Place. From there you can enter the Reserve business park at the Gate 1 main entry which is the gate near the end of the road, or via a pedestrian entrance near gate 2.

Space 900 is the large building that is closest to the Gate 1 main entry.

Here's map of the location including parking. ('s map of the location including parking.

Special thanks to Verizon Digital Media ( for hosting this meet up live stream ( Follow the VDMS engineering team on twitter at @engage_vdms ( and tweet your thanks."


7:00 PM- 7:30 PM: Food, drinks, mingling

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Elastic{ON} 2018 Highlights

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM: Talk #1 Elasticsearch SQL - Rich Horace

8:45 PM – 9:00 PM: Wrap-Up Q&A

Speaker #1 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 been the organizer for the LA Elastic User Group for the last three years.



Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


  • Rich Horace



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