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Monitorama PDX 2015 - Closing Plenary

Monitorama PDX 2015 - Closing Plenary

Looking back on the numbers that measure and describe Monitorama PDX 2015.

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Jason Dixon

June 17, 2015
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  1. None
  2. Measuring an Event

  3. 4 Total number of Monitorama events we’ve held.

  4. 2 Number of Monitorama events that have been held in

    Portland.
  5. 500 Number of attendees at the event last year in

    Portland.
  6. 550 Number of registrations when we sold out this year.

  7. 570 Number of registrations when we sold out “again” this

    year.
  8. 582 Number of actual registrations when we opened the doors

    on Monday.
  9. 278 Number of folks on the waiting list.

  10. 590 Maximum number of seats in this theater as dictated

    by the Fire Marshall.
  11. 10 Number of Angel tickets sold for charity.

  12. 9707 Number of dollars donated to charity on behalf of

    Angel ticket buyers.
  13. 18 Number of goals scored during our Sunday Funday soccer

    match.
  14. 1 Number of times I was scored on by my

    own daughter.
  15. 45 Average amount of minutes spent waiting in registration lines

    last year.
  16. 5 Average amount of minutes spent waiting in registration lines

    last year.
  17. 8 Number of discrete steps taken to address the registration

    line problem.
  18. 25 Number of full-length talks given this week.

  19. 28 Number of speakers presenting full-length talks this week.

  20. 1 Number of ping pong paddles broken in competition Monday

    night.
  21. 2 Number of ping pong paddles seen in flight Monday

    night.
  22. 4 Number of innocent bystanders hit in the head by

    one of my smashes.
  23. 0 Number of windows broken in ping pong competition this

    week.
  24. 2 Number of Open Source monitoring projects announced at Monitorama

    this week.
  25. 6 Number of Graphite pull requests merged by Jeff Schroder

    at Monitorama this week.
  26. 37 Number of sponsors at Monitorama this year.

  27. 442 Maximum number of concurrent users on the guest wifi

    network this week.
  28. 2 Number of times I cried on stage this week.

  29. 45 Number of megabits-per-second of download throughput purchased for this

    week.
  30. 55 Number of megabits-per-second of download throughput upgraded to, after

    Monday morning.
  31. 70 Number of megabits-per-second of download throughput upgraded to for

    free temporarily by our wifi provider.
  32. 0 Number of backups completed after public shamings.

  33. 129 Number of hugs distributed this week.

  34. 600 Number of Blue Star donuts served.

  35. 1.5 Number of Blue Star donuts I’ve eaten this morning.

  36. 1 Number of slide decks prepared by me during talks

    today.
  37. 23 Number of conversations held about scaling this event

  38. 4 Number of bottles of liquor received as gifts (thank

    you).
  39. 1 Number of bottles of liquor consumed this week.

  40. 2 Number of Monitorama events planned for 2015.

  41. 3 Number of Monitorama events planned for 2016.

  42. 0 Estimated number of gifted bottles of liquor remaining after

    2016.
  43. 1 Number of other Monitorama-like events in Portland this year

    that you should attend...
  44. AutomaCon The Infrastructure as Code Conference September 15-16, 2015 Portland,

    OR automacon.io The smart people at Heavy Water are organizing a new conference this September in Portland. I’m advising them on the event, so if you like Monitorama and work with Infrastructure as Code, you’ll probably love AutomaCon.
  45. I’m the author of the Monitoring with Graphite book being

    published by O’Reilly. I encourage you to check out the early release, particularly since I’m working on the troubleshooting primitives chapter now, with the scaling chapter coming up after that.
  46. Thank You

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