We had some great talks in February but March is now upon us. Thankfully we’re following on strong for our Monday 19th March meetup. We’re pleased to have Micheal Heap joining us to say Move over Graphite, Prometheus is here! and also Simon Downes who will be giving us the talk Tales from the Coalface: Adventures with Data Processing.
So come and join us at the normal venue of The Student Room by Brighton Station (here’s how to find us) anytime from from 18:15, grab a drink and have a chat. The talks start around 19:15 with the usual pizza, drinks, and in-depth discussion of whatever it is you want to discuss.
We look forward to seeing you there, and remember; this is a user group and would be nothing without you. As part of that, we’d also love it if you would consider giving a talk sometime. If you fancy that then let us know!
Move over Graphite, Prometheus is here
We all agree metrics are important, and Graphite’s a great tool for capturing them. However, in the last few years, the metrics space has released lots of great tools that blow Graphite out of the water—one of which is Prometheus from SoundCloud. Prometheus allows you to query any dimension of your data while still storing it in a highly efficient format.
Together, we’ll take a look at how to get started with Prometheus, including how to create dashboards with Grafana and alerts using AlertManager. By the time you leave, you’ll understand how Prometheus works and will be itching to add it to your projects!
Michael is a polyglot software engineer, committed to reducing complexity in systems and making them more predictable. Working with a variety of languages and tools, he shares his technical expertise to audiences all around the world at user groups and conferences.
Day to day, Michael is a developer advocate at Nexmo. He spends his time learning, teaching and writing about all kinds of technology. When not immersed in technology, you’ll find him either playing various board games or hiking through the countryside.
Tales from the Coalface: Adventures with Data Processing
This is the true story of how we pimped a “standard” PHP/MySQL data import program from a run time over 24 hours down to around 45 minutes!
Simon is a Lead Developer at The Student Room by day and an RAF Air Cadet Instructor by night/weekends. He’s also been known to enjoy the odd gaming session and has an ever-growing Steam backlog.
- 19th March 2018: Michael Heap on Prometheus and Simon Downes on Data Processing
- 19th February 2018: Matt Brunt on Behaviour Driven Development & Behat
- 15th January 2018: Dave Liddament brings us The Test Suite Holy Trinity and Andy Collington gives A Gentle Introduction to JWT
- 18th December 2017: The BrightonPHP Christmas Hack Night
- 20th November 2017: Ian Thomas on Code Review; and tell us how you work