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Chicago State of Observability Session

December 6, 2022
5:30-8:00 pm (Central Time)
December 6, 2022
5:30-8:00 pm (Central Time)

Chicago, IL | Observability, Bourbon, & Fine Cigar Education with The Urban Bourbonist

Chicagoan Chris Blanter will join us to lead the spirits tasting and cigar pairing as we discuss observability, DevOps, Cloud, & more.

We look forward to you joining us Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 in the Downtown Chicago West Loop with a bourbon spirit tasting. It'll be hosted basement speakeasy of The Clayton, an exquisite cigar establishment in Chicago's Fulton River District. We'll network and discuss Observability trends for the application-driven enterprise.

IT-Peer Networking:

It will be a great chance to network with Chicago peers and discuss the State of Observability in 2022. We'll talk about examples in various industries, and highlight recommendations for the application-driven enterprise.

Observability Topics:

- 2022 monitoring trends, and moving to Observability
- Observability with a business lens
- Monitoring vs Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
- KPIs that matter for both uptime and client satisfaction

Learn about the tradecraft of bourbon with The Urban Bourbonist and Chicago-local, Chris Blanter

Rare Spirits Tasting with Sommelier, Chris Blanter The Urban Bourbonist:

We'll close out the event with a professional, rare spirits tasting of four bourbons/ whiskeys with Chris Blanter of the Urban Bourbonist

Agenda (Central):

5:30 pm
Arrival/ network/ lite fare appetizers with cocktail hour

6:15 pm
Session on State of Observability and Cloud Transformation with Laura Vetter (Evolutio CTO); client roundtable and brain share with Q&A

6:45 pm
Bourbon/ whiskey/ spirits education with Chris Blanter, The Urban Bourbonist

8:00 pm

Location & Speaker:



Laura Vetter
CTO & Co-founder, Evolutio

Laura Vetter is a subject matter expert in methodology and tooling for Monitoring, DevOps, and full stack Observability, namely with AppDynamics and other Performance Monitoring Tools in the competitive landscape. With over 20 years of hands-on experience working in IT Ops and leading large teams, she is particularly skilled in understanding how those tools can meet the visibility needs of application-driven, Fortune 500 organizations.

Laura is well-versed in building solutions for monitoring, alerting, and reporting demands at scale. With her team of consultants and solutions architects, they roadmap process to help organizations mature along the curve, wherever they're at in the journey.

As well, Laura is a certified subject matter expert in Splunk, monitoring global SAP ERP landscapes, and enabling Software Development and DevOps teams to leverage governance process for onboarding apps to CI/CD pipelines to get more secure and quality deployments.

Chris Blanter
Chris Blanter, The Urban Bourbonist

Writer. Creative Director. Executive Bourbon Steward.

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