Greetings from lovely Las Vegas, USA! AppSphere 2014, the inaugural AppDynamics technology and business conference, is officially underway. Nearly 800 client and partner attendees from all across the country and the world are convened at Vegas’ stylish Cosmopolitan hotel to network, share ideas and best practices, and shape the future of Application Intelligence in a world increasingly defined by software. Some of the world’s most prominent names in technology, banking and finance, retail, consumer and business services, and virtually every other industry sector are represented here today.
As crowds of attendees finished registering this morning, AppDynamics University set up classrooms for hands-on training on AppDynamics Pro .NET and Java advanced troubleshooting — exploring APM best practices including more sophisticated configurations, improved monitoring, and how to get the most out of AppDynamics tools — as well as AppDynamics Pro administration. From the look of the morning classes, with some 50–80 attendees in each, all the conference sessions are going to be full or standing room only.
A special shout-out to today’s AppDynamo instructor team: Brad King, Angela Lang, Ray Baco, Bill Hastings, and lab assistants Todd Radel, Fabian Gonzales, and Parag Sanghavi.
While those hands-on sessions were going on, more than 100 attendees joined our Partner General Session, where among many other things, they got a full brief on the AppDynamics product roadmap — how far it has come and where it’s going — and how AppDynamics is continuously pushing the boundaries of our three core Application Intelligence pillars: To monitor, automate, and analyze.
While the training was happening and throughout the conference, the Developer Lounge is offering demos on selected AppDynamics solutions including Mobile Real-User Monitoring, APM-C/C++, new Application Analytics, new Browser Synthetic Monitoring, and Mobile App Monitoring.
The excitement ramps up this afternoon as the general sessions formally kick off with remarks from Jyoti Bansal and Joe Sexton, followed by the Application Intelligence session, partner and customer sessions, and the cloud panel. Stay tuned for more on these later.
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