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FutureStack16 San Francisco by the Numbers

A Data-Driven Recap of Our Biggest Event of the Year

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On November 16 and 17, 2016, more than a thousand developers, technologists, IT experts, and New Relic customers gathered on San Francisco’s sparkling Pier 27 for two exciting and jam-packed days. There were illuminating tech talks, transformative trainings, product updates, and networking opportunities aplenty. Attendees also got the chance to hear from famed statistician Nate Silver and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, and to dance to the rockin’ sounds of Neon Trees at the official afterparty.

We present a data-driven recap of our biggest and most exciting event of the year—and the final stop on our FutureStack16 World Tour.

Attendee Fun Facts

Speakers & Sessions

Most Popular Sessions:

“Containers, DevOps, Microservices and Kafka: Tools Used by Our Monolith Wrecking Crew” —Jonathan Owens and Jose Fernandez, Senior Site Reliability Engineers at New Relic

“Rock Stars, Builders, and Janitors: You're Doing It Wrong” —Alice Goldfuss, Site Reliability Engineer at New Relic

You can watch all available FutureStack16 San Francisco presentation videos, including the keynotes, at our FutureStack16 San Francisco YouTube playlist.

Almost Famous

One of our more popular events was “Celebrity Dashboards.” In front of a lively audience, customers showed off their favorite unique New Relic dashboards and explained the data each one delivers, who uses it in their organization, and why it’s so important.

Watch Eric Hawkins, Director of Engineering at AppFolio, and Bill Sammons, Head of Content Enrichment at Dow Jones, offer the FutureStack16 crowd some exciting celebrity (dashboard) sightings. Hosted by our own local celebrity, New Relic Developer Advocate Tori Wieldt.

Toy Story

Despite its name, there wasn’t a ton of lounging going on in the Community Lounge—everyone was too busy chatting with members of the New Relic Community Team and socializing with their peers. Our lounge quickly became the place to recharge (both bodies and electronics!) and grab your very own toy fangirl figurine, “Fiona FutureStack.”

What’s in a Name?

Kumail Nanjiani, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, learned the (not-so-secret) origin of New Relic’s company name. Hint: It shares all the same letters of the founder and CEO’s name.

Aviato in the House

“Dinesh” wasn’t the only Silicon Valley star to make an appearance at our event. When the Aviato van rolled up outside the venue, excited attendees and fans of the show lined up to take selfies with Erlich’s iconic green and yellow dream ride.

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