Our October meeting will feature a talk on Graphite by Jason Stelzer. Our location sponsor is SunGard and our food sponsor is Chariot Solutions. Big thanks to Jason, SunGard, and Chariot for their support.
The agenda is as follows:
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Food, networking, and a word from our sponsor, Chariot Solutions
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Graphite, by Jason Stelzer
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Lightning talks
8:30 PM - Pumpkin Beer at Prohibition Taproom (line up your baby sitters now!)
Here is the abstract for Jason's talk:
Graphite is a highly scalable real-time graphing system written in Python. As a user, you write an application that collects numeric time-series data that you are interested in graphing, and send it to Graphite's processing backend, carbon, which stores the data in Graphite's specialized database. The data can then be visualized through Graphite's web interfaces. Graphite was internally developed by Orbitz.com, and later open-sourced, where it is used to visualize a variety of operations-critical data including application metrics, database metrics, sales, etc.
In this talk, Jason will revisit what Graphite is, what it does, and how it works. Jason will start with the pretty/visual stuff just to get everyone on the same page as to why you'd be interested in something like this. After that, its a tour of how the whole stack works with pauses at each layer. Jason will talk briefly about the UI, explore the background that led up to its storage backend, and show how simple it is to create custom aggregators that get "things" about "stuff." Part of the beauty of this thing is that you don't really need to care how it works, but there's some interesting stuff going on under the hood in places.
Jason, a software engineer at SunGard, is this thing that happened to the world. The outcome is still undetermined, but we know there is software, beer, cats, and a very patient woman involved.
I'm really hoping to see some new faces get up there and give a lightning talk. You've invested so much of your time honing your skill and craft, certainly there is something you can talk about for 5 minutes that gets you excited. Share that passion with us!
See you all in October!