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Website Performance with New Relic

New Relic
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2700
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)
Public WiFi

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New Relic 29th floor lunch room


ChickTech Presents: Website Performance Measuring w New Relic

Price: $15 for two Wednesday sessions

Please register and pay ahead on Eventbrite

*Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often because important setup information will be emailed out prior to event

What to bring: • Your personal computer • Familiarity with git and the terminal/command line

Workshop #1: May 18, 2016: Website Performance Discussion and Development Environment Setup The performance testing series will start off with a discussion about the definition of performance testing, the theory and computer science concepts behind it, and how these come together to create New Relic technologies. We will be discussing what tools New Relic develops and the engineering skills required. Attendees are encouraged to install development environments before the workshop and follow other setup instructions, so that instructors can focus on troubleshooting in this session.

• Discussion of Performance Testing [1 hour]

• Development Environments Running

*Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often

Workshop #2: May 25, 2016: Use New Relic Application Performance Monitoring to test performance within an example project In this development workshop, we will implement New Relic tools to demonstrate how these tools work and how to implement them in a Node.js development environment. These skills can be taken back to one’s place of employment or implemented in private apps. We will be writing Javascript and running a database. http://newrelic.com/nodejs

By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of performance testing, working within a Node.js application, and web optimization. You will leave with a project implementing New Relic performance testing.

ChickTech Career’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to learn about performance testing, optimization, and/or New Relic technologies to register for this event!

Dates: May 18 and May 25, 2016 Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm Location: New Relic

The workshop will be led by Ian Dees, senior engineer on New Relic’s Platform team Ian Dees was first bitten by the programming bug in 1986 on a Timex Sinclair 1000, and has been having a blast in his software apprenticeship ever since. Ian spent his first eleven years in Portland slinging firmware, tests, and puns at Tektronix, a local test equipment maker. A not-so-secret hankering for Ruby brought him to New Relic, where he builds projects that help you measure your website’s performance.

About New Relic Life’s too short for bad software. We live by this mantra and endeavor to make it easy for you to understand and improve the relationships between your applications, your customers, and your business. Think of our analytics engine as an awesomely clever member of your team. It works tirelessly, revealing truths about every part of your software nearly instantaneously—from the performance of your applications to the experiences of your customers to how all of it impacts your bottom line.

*Registration pays for snacks both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount leftover supports the nonprofit efforts of ChickTech: High School.