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Loggly Insider Guide: Get the Most Out of FutureStack14

By Karen Sowa 03 Oct 2014


You’ve Registered for Futurestack14… Awesome! Now what?

As sponsors of Futurestack14 with offices just down the street from New Relic, here at Loggly we have access to all the behind-the-scenes secrets to make your experience at the place to celebrate, discuss, learn, and be inspired by the innovations around modern software a success. We put together this all encompassing trip guide with all the best local tips and tricks to help you get the most out of #FS14 and your time in San Francisco – Read on!

Important Dates, Times and Event Information


Futurestack14 Event Location
Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
Need a Ride?
Try Uber– Get your first ride using promo code ‘xpbtg’
Try Lyft – Get your first ride free with promo code ‘KAREN3396’
Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Download the app for iOS or Android before you go for up-to-the minute info on the #FS14 schedule, speakers, venue map, and pretty much anything you need to know.

OR View detailed session information on the official #FS14 site »

Wed, October 8th – Day 1

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Stop by one of our coffee booths early to get a free gift from Loggly (while supplies last)!
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Keynote – The Impact of Software Analytics
• Lew Cirne, CEO & Founder of New Relic
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion
9:30 AM – 5 PM Sessions Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion / Festival Pavilion
5:00PM – 5:40 PM Closing Keynote –  Behind the Lens: The GoPro Story
• CJ Prober. SVP of Software & Services at GoPro
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM Kickoff Party featuring energetic artists from OK GO The Warfield

Thu, October 9th – Day 2

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Registration & Breakfast

Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Don’t miss this special ‘Nerd of the Dog’ breakfast! Bloody Marys and Mimosas will be served with breakfast between 8:30 – 9:00 to help you restart after an awesome night at the Warfield with OK Go!
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Keynote: Making a Difference with Software
• Lew Cirne, CEO & Founder of New Relic
• Joel Worrall, CTO of CURE International
• Chase Adam, Vision at Watsi

Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Keep your eye out for a sweet surprise from Loggly and a fun way to win a FREE pass to AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas next month!
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Opening Keynote: Computer Science: America’s Untapped Opportunity
• Hadi Partovi, President & Co-Founder of Code.org
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion
10:45 AM – 4:15 PM Sessions

Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Look for Loggly posters throughout the day to enter to win a FREE pass to AWS Re:Invent! Contest closes at 4:45pm.
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion / Festival Pavilion
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Closing Keynote –  Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)
• Christian Rudder, Co-Founder of okCupid
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion / Festival Pavilion
5:30 PM
Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss our 5:30 pm announcement to see if you are the winner of our free pass to AWS:ReInvent!
5:15PM – 5:45 PM  Closing Keynote –  Future of Modern Software
• Lew Cirne, CEO & Founder of New Relic
• Solomon Hykes, Creator of Docker
Fort Mason – Herbst Pavilion

How Do I Get To Fort Mason?

Loggly #FS14 ProTip: Use a transportation service like Uber or Lyft Get your first Uber ride for using promo code ‘xpbtg’ or get your first Lyft ride free with promo code ‘KAREN3396’.

Official Event Shuttle Service Stops

• Marriott Marquis Hotel (780 Mission St.) to Fort Mason Center: (AM) 7:30-11:30am / (PM) 3:30-7:00pm
• Caltrain (353 Townsend St.) to Fort Mason Center: (AM) 7:30-11:30am / (PM) 3:30-7:00pm
• Civic Center (Turk @ Polk) to Fort Mason Center: (AM) 7:30-11:30am / (PM) 3:30-7:00pm

Try a Ride Service

Try Uber get your first ride using promo code ‘xpbtg’.
Try Lyft and get your first ride free with promo code ‘KAREN3396’.

Say Hi to the Loggly Team. We’re Super Friendly!

We’re going to be all over the event participating in keynotes, sessions and special promotions, and we’d love to meet you! Look for one of these friendly faces in a Loggly shirt to learn more about our most-popular log management service to solve your operational issues and score some giveaways too.

FS14_Dave FS14_Karen FS14_Charlie FS14_Steph FS14_Steven FS14_Jason
Dave Karen Charlie Stephanie Steven Jason
Loggly #FS14 ProTip: We’ll be carrying around some Loggly swag, if you see us, ask us for some goodies!

Special EventsOfficial #FS14 Kickoff Party with OK Go

We’re extra excited to get pumped up from OK Go’s legendary stage performances.

Official #FS14 Kickoff Party
OK Go at the Warfield
982 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Need a Ride?Try Uber get your first ride using promo code ‘xpbtg’
Try Lyft  and get your first ride free with promo code ‘KAREN3396’

Not convinced yet? Watch their iconic music video ‘Here It Goes Again’  – even if alternative rock isn’t your thing, you have to admit these moves are impressive. Don’t miss it!

Staying With Futurestack?

If you booked your hotel with #FS14 while you’re visiting, check out these local tips to make sure you make the most of your trip.

Official Event Hotel
Marriott Marquis Hotel
780 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Need a Ride?
Try Uber get your first ride using promo code ‘xpbtg’
TryLyft and get your first ride free with promo code ‘KAREN3396’

Amenities Nearby the Hotel

• For your coffee fix: Blue Bottle Coffee, 66 Mint St. (b/t Jessie St & Mission St).

Loggly #FS14 ProTip: If you want a coffee that packs a punch and tastes delicious, try Blue Bottle’s fresh New Orleans Iced Coffee. You’re welcome!

• Drink with a view of SF: The View, 39th floor of the Marriott Marquis , 780 Mission St., (b/t Opera Aly & 4th St)
• Late night snack: Super Duper Burgers, 721 Market St. (b/t Ofarrell St & Kearny St). Open until 11 PM.
• Outdoor Space: Yurba Buena Gardens, 745 Mission St. (b/t 3rd St & Opera Aly)

Network Without the Hassle

You’re coming to Futurestack to learn and network. You’ll likely need to set up some business meetings while you’re here.  Spend more time talking and less time planning by easily reserving your meeting space with Open Table. If you’re looking for the perfect place to meet up, Yelp will be your best friend.

Wondering What Kind of Weather to Pack For?

You may have heard about San Francisco’s unpredictable weather. Even as a local, the weather patterns make it hard to predict what to wear day-of, much less pack for a trip.

You can check the weather forecast below, or follow @KarlTheFog on Twitter for genuine insider updates throughout the day.

Find more about Weather in San Francisco, CA
Click for weather forecast

Loggly #FS14 ProTip:  Different parts of the city are often significantly different temperature than the others. Download the SF Climates app for iOS to see real-time temperature by neighborhood. Fort Mason would be represented by the Marina, and the Marriott Marquis Hotel would be represented by SOMA.
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Karen Sowa

Karen Sowa