Ingest All the Things!

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Our next meetup is at the Elastic ( office in Sydney. And it's going to be epic.

This time, we've got two actionable talks on technical topics. And we're fortunate to be hearing from Elastic experts: Mark Walkom, who is active and well known in the community, and Suyog Rao, the Logstash team lead (who happens to be in town from the US).

Come along and learn how to collect operational data from various system and application endpoints, then get it into Elasticsearch for analysis.

Even if you're not technical or don't use the Elastic stack, you will learn about foundational concepts: collecting data, parsing it, transforming it, and transporting it.

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Ingest All the Things, Part 1: Collecting Data Using Beats

Learn how to collect operational data from various system and application endpoints using Beats.

Beats is the platform for building lightweight, open source data shippers for many types of operational data you want to enrich with Logstash, search and analyse in Elasticsearch, and visualise in Kibana. Whether you’re interested in log files, infrastructure metrics, network packets, or any other type of data, Beats serves as the foundation for keeping a beat on your data.


Mark Walkom, Solutions Architect at Elastic

Connect with Mark: LinkedIn (, Twitter (

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Ingest All the Things, Part 2: Collecting Data Using Logstash

Learn how to collect operational data from various system and application endpoints using Logstash.

Logstash is a data pipeline that helps you process logs and other event data from a variety of systems. With 200 plugins and counting, Logstash can connect to a variety of sources and stream data at scale to a central analytics system.


Suyog Rao, Team Lead for Logstash at Elastic

Connect with Suyog: LinkedIn (, Twitter (

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Elastic ( is generously hosting and providing refreshments.

Founded in 2012 by the people behind Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene, Elastic is the company behind Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats, open source projects focused on scalability and ease-of-use that help you make sense of your data.

Since their founding, they have also grown to offer development and production subscriptions that include additional products and enterprise-grade support that add even more value to the open source solutions. With millions of downloads, thousands of businesses worldwide have adopted Elastic solutions for a range of search, log analysis, analytics use cases, helping them make smart, informed, real-time decisions using data.

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18:00 — Start

18:15 — (Tech Talk) Ingest All the Things, Part 1

18:45 — Networking

19:15 — (Tech Talk) Ingest All the Things, Part 2

19:45 — Networking

20:00 — End