CAT | AppJam
Another AppJam San Francisco is over, and it was our best one yet! Over 300 APM users and experts joined us at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco for a day full of great sessions from our CEO, Expedia and the AppDynamics product team. In case you weren’t able to join us in SF, here’s what you missed:
We’ve acquired Nodetime! Nodetime, founded by Node.js rockstar Dmitri Melikyan, is a stellar Node.js monitoring product and a great addition to the AppDynamics family. As Jyoti said during his keynote, Node.js rapidly becoming one of the most popular platforms for developing web and mobile applications, and we’re excited to be able to offer our customers the best Node.js monitoring solution out there. Try Nodetime for free at nodetime.com.
AppDynamics for Mobile. The product management team at AppDynamics did an in-depth demo of AppDynamics for Mobile (now in beta) with their ACME Wine Company iOS app. Interested in trying out AppDynamics for Mobile? Sign up to join our beta program, or learn more about it in the blog.
Selling APM with stories at Expedia. Jeff Kelly talked about how he build stories to drive adoption of APM at Expedia. His advice for selling a product internally applies not only to APM, but to any IT software; build a compelling story, practice telling it, and get others to spread the word.
Customer panel. AppDynamics users from Citrix, Corelogic, NetApp and StubHub took the stage to talk about how they use AppDynamics to monitor large, business-critical applications and take questions from the audience.
In addition to these awesome sessions, attendees also got to talk to AppDynamics partners at the sponsor pavilion, dance to music from a live band, and take pictures with App Man.
Bummed you missed out? Check out the AppJam page to find out when AppJam is coming to your area.
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The AppDynamics team headed to Dallas this week to host another AppJam at the historic Arlington Hall. The AppJam exceeded expectations with an audience 150% larger than anticipated and featured great talks from FamilySearch, Orbitz, and AppDynamics.
If you weren’t able to make it to the event and see everyone live, don’t worry! We’ve published the slides on Slideshare:
Sean Craig presented tips and tricks for getting the most out of AppDynamics:
Check out the slides from my talk, “Secret Diaries of a Performance Tuning Superhero”:
John Martin, Senior Director, Production Engineering, Edmunds.com
Collaboration between Dev and Ops is a critical part of how Edmunds.com manages its 30 critical web application. Development requires hard data from Operations so they can fully understand how to improve application performance. In this session John will discuss the key drivers for DevOps at Edmunds.com, how Dev and Ops collaborate using AppDynamics to solve production incidents, and his top 5 tips for implementing a DevOps culture in your organization.
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Kevin Siminski, Director of Infrastructure Operations, ExactTarget
As a global Software-as-a-Service leader serving the world’s top brands, ExactTarget maintains an extensive .NET platform of several thousand nodes. In this session, Kevin will provide insight into how ExactTarget ramped up a full APM production deployment in approximately four weeks and added an entire new dimension of visibility for his Global Operations organization. Kevin will also share stories from the trenches on how difficult problems were brought to light quickly, allowing development and operations to focus on solving problems, rather than pointing fingers at each other, while leveraging AppDynamics.
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