by Datadog

Virtual Workshops

Dash online workshops will take place October 24-28. These are three-hour-long technical sessions available for $75 each. You can sign up for as many sessions as you like as long as the times don’t overlap. We will have more than 20 workshops with a wide range of topics and levels of expertise, from an introduction to Datadog for both SREs and developers, to more advanced sessions on topics including security, Kubernetes, serverless, performance, frontend monitoring, and more.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

BEGINNER
INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED

online, beginner

Accelerate Developer Velocity and Productivity with Test Visibility and Intelligent Test Runner (Demo)

October 28 | 9:00AM EDT

This workshop will show you how to get started with Datadog Test Visibility and Intelligent Test Runner. After instrumenting an application with Test Visibility, you will learn how to detect, triage, debug, and remediate flaky tests. You’ll conduct investigations to proactively find test performance regressions and create alerts that route to the proper CODEOWNERS in case of future slowdowns.

This workshop will also show you how to set up and configure Intelligent Test Runner to only run the subset of tests impacted by a given code change, which can ultimately help reduce your team’s testing time by 50 to 90 percent.

Duration: 75 minutes

Livestream Keynote

October 19 | 10:00AM EDT

Description coming soon!

online, beginner

Accelerate Your Multi-Cloud Threat Detection and Response with Cloud SIEM

October 24 | 4:00PM EDT

Datadog’s Cloud Security Platform gives you comprehensive, real-time visibility and response guidance across all of your cloud providers in a single, unified platform.

In this workshop, you will learn how to ingest logs and leverage Cloud SIEM’s powerful, out-of-the-box rules to detect threats in Azure and AWS environments. You will also learn best practices for writing custom threat detection rules, and explore how to take action by using our investigation features and Incident Management.

Duration: 3 hours

online, intermediate

Building and Monitoring a Serverless App on AWS

October 24 | 12:30PM EDT

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use Datadog to trace through popular AWS managed services like API Gateway, SNS, and SQS—and how you can use these insights to successfully operate your serverless services at scale. You’ll see this firsthand by designing, deploying, and monitoring a fully serverless GitHub bot.

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Datadog 101: Developer

October 24 | 2:00PM EDT

October 26 | 9:00AM EDT

Application developers get enormous value out of Datadog, but in significantly different ways than DevOps engineers or SREs.

You’ll begin this workshop by installing the Datadog Agent and configuring it to monitor a containerized web application. You’ll then create Synthetic tests to monitor critical frontend services with simulated customer interactions. And you’ll see how Real User Monitoring (RUM) can help you measure and improve the quality of your user experience.

Along the way, you will learn how Datadog’s core tools, such as Log Management, APM, dashboards, and monitors, can help you stay ahead of application issues before they cause problems for your users.

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Datadog 101: Site Reliability Engineer

October 24 | 9:00AM EDT

October 25 | 11:00PM EDT

October 26 | 2:00PM EDT

Datadog’s core tools are tailored to SREs and provide a bird’s-eye view of your entire infrastructure, along with the ability to zoom in on individual processes.

In this workshop, you will learn how to monitor a containerized web application with the Datadog Agent and essential Datadog tools, including:

  • Integrations
  • Logs
  • Alerting
  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
  • Network Performance Monitoring (NPM)
  • Dashboards

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to use Datadog to analyze the past, observe the present, and optimize the future of your application infrastructure.

Duration: 3 hours

online, intermediate

Datadog 201: Become a Power User

October 25 | 9:00AM EDT

October 26 | 11:00PM EDT

October 27 | 2:00PM EDT

Now that you’ve established your baseline observability, what’s next? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn a variety of techniques for composing an executive dashboard that displays a mix of preset and custom widgets. This dashboard will include custom revenue metrics from logs and a UX SLO from a synthetic browser test.

You will then create a special-purpose notebook for troubleshooting business-critical UX issues. This runbook will use graphs, text, and links to guide colleagues through investigating, diagnosing, and resolving application issues.

Along the way, you’ll learn techniques and shortcuts that will increase your productivity in everyday Datadog tasks.

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Delivering High-Quality Software with APM and Distributed Tracing

October 25 | 4:00PM EDT

October 26 | 11:00PM EDT

Modern applications consist of a wide array of frontend applications, backend services, and dependencies deployed across hosts, containers, and serverless infrastructure. Without end-to-end observability into an environment, triaging an issue becomes a slow and arduous process.

In this workshop, you will instrument an application with Datadog APM. Then you’ll use Distributed Tracing to identify issues with the application and improve the user experience. Once the application is functioning as expected, you will put measures in place to make sure you are alerted if latency increases above a threshold.

Duration: 3 hours

online, advanced

Diagnose and Optimize CPU Performance with Continuous Profiler

October 27 | 9:00AM EDT

Modern applications behave quite differently in production when compared to development or testing environments. Outlier requests, edge-case behaviors, configuration changes, security features, and request spikes can all impact application performance in unexpected ways.

This workshop will show you how to diagnose production CPU performance problems in your applications. By using Continuous Profiler, you will be able to quickly uncover costly bugs and identify improvements that will help enhance your end-user experience and reduce your infrastructure bill.

In this workshop, you will instrument an application with Datadog APM and Continuous Profiler and learn how and when to use these tools to diagnose issues. You will learn how to apply a performance diagnostic methodology to diagnose a CPU performance issue—and how to utilize profiling to the fullest by leveraging comparisons, different profile types, and other features.

Duration: 3 hours

online, advanced

Get Product Analytics Insights with Real User Monitoring (RUM)

October 25 | 12:30PM EDT

This workshop will provide both non-technical folks and developers with tools for building actionable Product Analytics insights from their RUM data. We will go over how to get started with out-of-the-box dashboards, discover new visualizations like funnels, and use Session Replay to form hypotheses about user behavior. Along the way, you will learn how to analyze product usage with RUM data, identify user frustration signals, and validate that new features are working effectively.

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Hacking Your Web Applications: From Benign Reconnaissance to Code-Level Exploits

October 26 | 12:30PM EDT

Vulnerabilities such as server-side request forgery (SSRF) and SQL injections still make it to the top of the OWASP Top 10. These vulnerabilities could allow a skilled attacker to gain access to unauthorized data and compromise your infrastructure.

In this workshop, you will get the opportunity to think like an attacker by performing various attacks against a web application. You will also see, as a defender, how you can leverage Datadog Application Security Monitoring to identify which users are targeting your applications and which part of your code is impacted.

By the end of this workshop, you will understand how to quickly detect and respond to threats by getting visibility into code-level exploits.

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Improve CI Performance, Reliability, and Debuggability with CI Visibility (Demo)

October 27 | 9:00AM EDT

This workshop will demonstrate an introductory overview of Pipeline Visibility in Datadog. After integrating Pipeline Visibility with a CI provider, we will use custom tags and metrics to capture relevant CI information—such as Docker image size over time—and find performance regressions across our pipelines, stages, and jobs. Then, by integrating Datadog Log Management with our CI provider, we’ll be able to explore logs in context of their specific pipelines and jobs.

We’ll also learn how to create custom widgets and dashboards that deliver insights into CI providers in a single pane of glass, allowing your build engineering team to adopt a data-driven mindset. Finally, we’ll explore how you can reduce alert fatigue by setting up monitors on specific jobs, allowing you to have fine-grained alerting depending on the job in question.

Duration: 75 minutes

online, beginner

Introduction to AWS Monitoring with Datadog

October 26 | 4:00PM EDT

This workshop will introduce how to get started with Datadog’s AWS integration. To understand how the integration works and how it’s configured, you will participate in a series of hands-on exercises, including installing the integration and installing sub-integrations for specific services, such as AWS Lambda and Amazon RDS. Then you will observe what the integration provides out-of-the-box by touring the resulting metrics, logs, and dashboards in the Datadog app.

Duration: 3 hours

online, intermediate

Measuring Core Web Vitals in Production

October 27 | 12:30PM EDT

Core Web Vitals (CWVs) have become the standard measurement of UX quality and search engine ranking across the web. CWVs are central to monitoring an application’s frontend performance in production, and they can also provide crucial insight into the user experience.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to monitor standard CWVs for a web application with Datadog, and dive into the fundamental set of CWVs that measure loading performance, time to interactivity, and visual stability. We’ll walk through how you can locate and mitigate issues that create poor CWV scores and verify their resolution with Real User Monitoring, and explore how to set up automated alerts to notify your team if a CWV score falls below an acceptable threshold. After attending this workshop, you’ll be able to recognize how CWVs can help you deliver a positive experience to your users while advancing your key business objectives.

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Minimize User-Facing Issues with Test Automation

October 27 | 11:00AM EDT

In this workshop, you will learn how to use Datadog’s test automation tooling to expand your end-to-end and integration testing coverage. You will learn how to set up your continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline with Datadog and create a test suite with a no-code interface. We will also discuss best practices for improving the maintainability of your tests and ensuring that they remain resilient to small changes. You will then learn how to run your test suite, block your test pipelines based on results, and troubleshoot issues.

Duration: 75 minutes

online, intermediate

Mobile Monitoring & Testing: Instrumenting and Testing Your App for Full-Stack Visibility into iOS Devices and Backend Services (Demo)

October 28 | 9:00AM EDT

This demo is designed for iOS developers who want to learn how to monitor and test their applications. We’ll walk through how to run UI tests before releasing an app, and explore how to use Mobile RUM, crash reporting, and Error Tracking in conjunction with APM to identify, troubleshoot, and fix issues in your applications across both mobile and backend services. Along the way, you will learn how to track user sessions and identify other important metrics to monitor the health of an application. This demo will also cover how to use custom actions to get detailed information about how users interact with your applications.

Duration: 75 minutes

online, beginner

Monitor and Analyze Critical User Flows with Synthetic & Real User Monitoring

October 26 | 9:00AM EDT

In this workshop, you will learn how to set up Synthetic and Real User Monitoring (RUM) on your applications. Synthetic Monitoring will provide a safety net for your teams by proactively ensuring that your main user flows and applications are continuously monitored for breaking changes. With RUM, you can analyze real user traffic to understand performance issues, track user behavior, and isolate the root cause of errors and issues. You’ll learn how to create a Synthetic browser test with our code-free web recorder, analyze the results within the Synthetic Monitoring UI, and then pivot to RUM to analyze the same context from Synthetic Monitoring alongside the frontend data collected from RUM’s Browser SDK.

Duration: 3 hours

online, intermediate

Monitoring Your Kubernetes Cluster with Datadog

October 25 | 9:00AM EDT

Every day, new companies are adopting Kubernetes as the base for their internal development platforms and increasing the number of workloads that they are running on top of the orchestrator. For their platform teams, learning how to successfully monitor Kubernetes and identify potential issues becomes critical.

In this hands-on workshop, you will use the Datadog Operator to deploy the Datadog Agent and Cluster Agent in a Kubernetes environment. You will learn how to use the Live Containers view, Live Process view, and Kubernetes view to understand the state of your cluster. We will also walk through some of the key metrics to pay attention to when operating Kubernetes and show you how to enable monitors for them. Using simulated outages, you will identify potential issues in a cluster, find the root causes, fix the issues, and get the cluster back to a working state.

Duration: 3 hours

online, intermediate

Safe and Secure Local Processing with Observability Pipelines

October 27 | 4:00PM EDT

As modern environments grow in size and complexity, teams need new solutions to help them manage and route large volumes of telemetry data. This workshop will show you how to use Observability Pipelines to address these challenges by using a highly scalable platform to collect, transform, and route data in your own environment.

In this workshop, you will learn how to set up Observability Pipelines on an existing cluster environment and configure the Datadog Agent to utilize it. You will also learn how Observability Pipelines can empower you to tamp down on these logs, manage data costs, improve compliance, and improve data visibility in your own environment.

Duration: 3 hours

online, intermediate

Securing Cloud-Native Infrastructure: A Journey Through the Attacker Lifecycle

October 25 | 2:00PM EDT

Cloud infrastructure today is complex. It’s the relationship between hosts, containers, managed cloud services, and of course cloud resources like blob storage, users and roles, and the cloud control plane. To effectively secure cloud infrastructure it’s critical to correlate information from a variety of sources. In particular, information about the state of resources, coupled with detection of suspicious and anomalous activity within those resources.

In this workshop, you will wear the hat of an engineer investigating an actual cloud-native attack against a real AWS environment. The attack will make use of techniques leveraged by attackers in the real world. After familiarizing yourself with the infrastructure - that you’ll have a chance to experiment with - you will identify, investigate, assess the full extent, and actively remediate the attack, leveraging Datadog CSPM and CWS to capture the entire attacker lifecycle. You will also experience how valuable observability is when investigating security incidents!

Duration: 3 hours

online, beginner

Unified Incident Management: Accelerating Time to Resolution

October 28 | 11:00AM EDT

Ineffective incident management workflows can affect revenue, team morale, and development velocity. There’s nothing more stressful than siloed communication while debugging a production outage.

Datadog Incident Management enables you to manage your team’s incident response workflows in a central location. Within Datadog, you’re able to declare incidents in response to alerts, investigate issues, coordinate incident response efforts, and remediate incidents, all without switching contexts or tools.

Duration: 75 minutes

online, beginner

Using Log Management with Metrics and Traces to Improve Developer Productivity

October 24 | 2:00AM EDT

October 26 | 9:00AM EDT

The complexity of modern applications and shared infrastructure creates challenges for developers, particularly when it comes to troubleshooting production outages quickly and consistently. Knowing what to look for—and where—can be difficult when you don’t have the right observability, especially when you are up against the clock.

By combining metrics, traces, and logs, you can improve your observability and reduce the time to detection and resolution of operational incidents.

With the help of hands-on labs, this workshop will take you from beginner to expert in building your observability with log data. You will learn best practices for log collection, processing, and retention, and then dive into scenarios that will help you analyze data from multiple sources with Datadog Log Management’s powerful search and analytics capabilities.

You will come away with proven strategies for building an organizational culture of efficient logging, optimizing for various use cases, and gaining richer insights into application behavior and user experiences.

Duration: 3 hours

Visit virtual sponsor booths

October 18 |

Description coming soon!