When raw data becomes overwhelming, we turn to abstraction to understand our world. In examining the performance of our systems, the data is always overwhelming. Solutions like summary statistics have come to our rescue, and they are good—up to a point. In order to truly understand our systems, we need to know when and how to sidestep those abstractions,to get deep, detailed performance insight. At this meetup, I’ll explore techniques for visualizing the underlying structure of performance data and how this empowers drilling down to populations and individual samples in the data set.
Dan Kuebrich is a web performance geek, currently working on Application Performance Management at AppNeta. He was previously a founder of Tracelytics (acquired by AppNeta), and before that worked on AmieStreet/Songza.com.
6:30-7:15 Eat pizza and meet other members
8:00-8:30 Q&A, general socializing
Street View: http://goo.gl/Yjs3U