Application Logging & Logstash


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Anonymous at 14:30 on 19 Feb 2015

Anonymous at 14:35 on 19 Feb 2015

A very clear and articulate talk showing how to fit the relevant components together. Just the right level of detail with the overview and also implementation. The demo was good, it helped to show the output of doing this work - always good to know where we want to end up! Excellent.

Fantastic talk. Ben is articulate, knowledgable and sailed through a pretty brave live demo with ease. Sainsburys are lucky to have him working for them. I came away with a definite enthusiasm for getting the ELK stack up and running so I can create my own pretty graphs!

Anonymous at 16:06 on 19 Feb 2015

Excellent talk, including a live demo exposing most of the goods in the ELK stack. Congratulations!

Another gutsy live demo.

It was a shame we were crammed into the room, PHP conference has got to sort out the overflow from that trak (TV screen in the refreshement room maybe?). Good informative talk.

Anonymous at 16:49 on 19 Feb 2015

Fascinating talk with lots of detail and real-world examples.

Very good talk. thanks

Good job explaining each tool and showing how they interact between them. It made me think about ways to use it and improve our logging systems.

Anonymous at 23:13 on 19 Feb 2015

Great talk!

Good content and good presentation! The topic was well balanced; good for beginners and enough to chew on for others. The demo was good too! The Q&A session was well handled too! Well done Ben!

Informative, well delivered, good demo.

One of my favourites. He demonstrated a big knowledge about the technologies he show us.

Anonymous at 13:56 on 20 Feb 2015

Good and well delivered. It would have been nice to have more information about alternatives and the decision process in choosing this approach.

Anonymous at 17:46 on 20 Feb 2015

Disappointed that there wasn't enough capacity for everyone to attend this event.

Congratulation. Great talk. IMO it was one of the best talks.

Anonymous at 01:07 on 21 Feb 2015

Anonymous at 01:07 on 21 Feb 2015

Great talk on a subject I know little about. Nice live demo too. Inspired to do more research and have a play

Best talk of the conference! A massive eye opener and can't wait to setup and start logging!

This was a talk I was looking forward to I got lots from it, I found it hard to see due to the overload of people in the room I could not see the screen very well.

Hi Everyone. Thanks for the great feedback!

For those that have mentioned difficulty seeing the screen, make sure you check the github repository where you can find a kickstart and all the code used in the presentation.

See you next time!

- Introduction to ELK stack, checked!
- Live demo with no issues, checked!
- Tips and tricks, checked!
- A pinch of humor, checked!

Great talk! Congratulations.

Anonymous at 21:47 on 21 Feb 2015

As someone who's had "we need a dashboard" on my todo list for a couple of years I found this talk really informative - it's going to save me hours of research.

Big thumbs up for the live demo - showed that getting "something" up and running is actually relatively painless.

The very best talks are those that make you want to go in to work on Monday and start doing this right away, and this talk very much checked that box for me

Useful overview of some very cool tools, and kudos for attempting a live demo.

On top of that it was well and engagingly presented

Epic talk. I left the talk whiling to jump over the keyboard to start implementing all these things.

As a good point: Crystal clear presentation and live demo.
As a bad point: It went into too much depth when showing the tool's interface.

Engaging, fun and informative.

everything that you could ask for.


Both useful and engaging with many helpful pointers to tools we as developers need to install to help diagnose issues. Good practical demonstration and excellent references to advice and support

Great presentation. Super presenter. Great mix of slides/code/demos to make things really clear. Only criticism was out of Ben's control - the room was too small..!

A well delivered talk. Perhaps a little more on what's useful to include in an application's log would have been welcome guidance. I was less interested in Kibana than the rest of that stack, so personally would have liked to have spent less time looking at how to use that.