Guide to Grafana 101: Getting Started with Interactivity, Templating, and Sharing

How do we build dashboards that allow us, our teammates, and our stakeholders to drill into specific details, see all results, and quickly get the info we need?

Join Avthar Sewrathan, Timescale Developer Advocate and time-series pro, as he talks through how to use Grafana templates to improve the usability (and reusability!) of your dashboards. The result is a win-win: better UX for the stakeholders who rely on your dashboards, and less of your time spent attending to minor customization changes.

We’ll focus on code and step-by-step demos, using a real time-series dataset to create an interactive, reusable Grafana dashboard template — and you’ll leave with the practical skills and resources you need to do the same for your projects.

During the session, you’ll:

  • Get a quick overview of what, when, and why to template your dashboards
  • Use Grafana variables to make dashboards interactive and explorable
  • Create different types of variables, like query, custom, and interval
  • Set up version control and share your dashboards with teammates
  • Hear pro tips and recommendations

We’ll have Grafana experts on hand to answer your questions, and we’ll send the recording, resources, and demos to all registrants, so you can kickstart your journey to building dashboards that deliver a great UX (and allow everyone to quickly get what they need).

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

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, 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.