Announcing the 2018 Sensu Summit

The second annual Sensu user conference will be held this August 22–23 in Portland, Oregon.

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly an entire year since we announced the inaugural Sensu Summit, which ended up being an even bigger success than we had hoped! Close to 100 people gathered in the historic Portland Art Museum over two action-packed days of presentations and workshops. And we all benefited! As a company, we gained invaluable feedback from our customers and community, and we received many comments from Sensu users on how beneficial it was to meet fellow users and Sensu experts, all while great talks were going on.

Talk by Chris Chandler of T-Mobile at the Inaugural Sensu Summit Talk by Chris Chandler of T-Mobile at the Inaugural Sensu Summit

But a LOT has happened since then. The Sensu family continues to grow — Sensu, Inc. is now 25 employees and counting, and the Sensu Community is expanding by leaps and bounds every month. The software has seen some major milestones, as well — the “Sensu 2.0” project has been open sourced, and is rapidly approaching a “beta” release milestone, with a GA release just over the horizon. So many great reasons to reconvene at the Portland Art Museum to pick up where we left off last year.

Good times with attendees at Hotel Modera! Good times with attendees at Hotel Modera!


The 2018 Sensu Summit will follow a similar agenda as last year’s event, plus an entire day dedicated to advisory discussions with Sensu users:

  • Day 0: Advisory Boards. Customer Advisory Board (CAB) and Technical Advisory Board (TAB) meetings with Team Sensu — by invitation only.
  • Day 1: User Conference. Single-track conference featuring user stories, partner presentations, tech talks from the Sensu Core team and plenty of time for hallway conversations. Oh, and an after-party!
  • Day 2: Community Unconference. A full day of community-organized activities, including lightning talks, demos, workshops, and more!

Registration & CFP

As a user-centric conference, we can’t tell the entire story about what will unfold at the 2018 Sensu Summit without YOU. Register by May 11th to get a HUGE (67%) off your ticket, or submit a talk and come share your Sensu story (free ticket included for speakers). Either way, come enjoy Portland in the summer and learn a ton from the sharpest operations engineers in monitoring! We look forward to seeing you at #SensuSummit in Portland this August.

Thank you, Sponsors!

We’re very proud to announce Grafana Labs as the first sponsor for the 2018 Sensu Summit! We think Sensu’s emphasis on automation workflows and integration with external databases and other systems of record creates an inviting atmosphere for sponsors at our community event. The community should benefit greatly from our partners sharing their “Sensu with X” stories. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact our event team via email to


Monitoring Love Portland in the summer is beautiful. If you come to the city a little early, head to Pittock Mansion by hiking through Forest Park. Image thanks to Unsplash.