Guide to Grafana 101: Getting Started with (awesome) Visualizations

Grafana is an amazing open source visualization tool (we love it @ Team Timescale) – but there are a lot of features that you may not know how, when, or why to use. Filters and Charts? Gauges? Histograms? World maps?!

Join Avthar Sewrathan, Timescale Developer Advocate and time-series pro, as he talks through how to build Grafana visualizations that work with any dataset.

We’ll focus on code and step-by-step demos, using a real time-series dataset to create various panels and an example monitoring dashboard. Our goal: you leave with the practical skills and inspiration you need to build your own (awesome) Grafana dashboards for your projects.

During the session, you’ll:

  • Get a quick walkthrough of the Grafana UI
  • See how to connect a time-series dataset in TimescaleDB
  • Create 5 visualizations that you can customize for your projects, team, or business
  • Hear pro tips and recommendations

We’ll have experts on hand to answer your questions, and we’ll send the recording, resources, and demos to all registrants, so you can kickstart your dashboarding skills.

Whether you’ve never used Grafana and are looking for a cheaper alternative to proprietary visualization tools, or are a Grafana pro who’s looking for some other tips & tricks, this session is bound to teach you a thing (or two, or three).

Sign up even if you’re unable to attend live - you’ll receive all resources via email shortly following the session.

We hope to see you soon!

About the speaker

Avthar Sewrathan

Developer Advocate @ Timescale

Avthar is passionate about empowering people through technology. That's why he loves being a Developer Advocate at Timescale, where he helps engineers leverage the power of time-series data to analyze the past, monitor the present, and predict and plan for the future.

Originally from a small town in South Africa, Avthar lived in Costa Rica before earning a CS degree from Princeton University. He previously co-founded a crypto-enabled social network that gave people more privacy and control over their data.

He's also fanatical about learning how to learn, the journey of mastery and how we can all be our best selves.