A wide range of developers, IT experts, and technologists—and a pop star or two—plan to contribute their insights on shaping and reshaping the world of modern software at FutureStack15 in San Francisco.
Held from Nov. 11-13 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, FutureStack brings together tech innovators for a variety of presentations regarding how they are redefinining software to transform their companies into data-driven businesses.
"I believe software is the most incredible, creative medium of our time; and perhaps all time," said Lew Cirne, CEO and founder, New Relic, the analytics company hosting the event. "Companies across every industry are harnessing the power of modern software to drive their business. FutureStack brings together brilliant people and companies who are changing the world through software."
FutureStack15, three days examining the ever-changing nature of modern software and the future of the technology stack, features some of the biggest names in the industry discussing how to make better software, make better business decisions, and make a better world.
New Relic's Cirne joins a list of presenters which include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, News Corp CTO Paul Cheesbrough, Target's Techincal Architect Consultant Maria Brinas-Dobrowski, Rackspace CTO John Engates, Time's CTO Colin Bodell, and pop-song parody architect "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Yankovic will be "presenting" at The Fillmore, San Francisco's legendary rock venue, on Thursday evening at the kickoff party for an evening of "mandatory fun." He will also be part of a panel closing the event on Friday afternoon.
In addition, DJ ICON will be part of Thursday's festivities as well. A core member of Opulent Temple—a prominent DJ collective that produces a large-scale sound camp at Burning Man—she’s also a front-end Web, application, software, and Agile developer, and a UI/visual designer.
The multi-track event is designed to bring together over 1,200 techie minds to explore the innovations happening in software today and learn about the possibilities for tomorrow.
Tracks can be broken into three specific groups:
"What is Future Stack?" which intends to answer the questions regarding what tools you need to stay ahead
"How to Create and Run the Future Stack," regarding how application performance in a containerized world translates into success
"The Future Stack and New Relic," focusing on how New Relic can help your organization build and run amazing software
In addition to a wide range of presentations, FutureStack15 will offer attendees various opportunities to dig deep on technology and, frankly, get nerdy. The New Relic APM Bootcamp, which now has a waiting list, features demos, lectures and hands-on lab experiences. The FutureStack15 Hacker Lounge and Track features informal crowd-sourced talks from attendees from global user groups, New Relic community managers and developer advocates.
A schedule of speakers and related event sessions can be found here.
FutureStack15 is hosted by New Relic, a software analytics company that delivers real-time insights to more than 500,000 users and 12,000 paid business accounts. As a multi-tenant SaaS platform, the New Relic Software Analytics Cloud helps companies securely monitor their production software in virtually any environment, without having to build or maintain dedicated infrastructure. New Relic helps companies improve application performance, create delightful customer experiences, and realize business success.