Taming the Tiger: Tips and Tricks for Using Telegraf

17 May 2021 / 9:00am - 1:00pm BST

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Taming the Tiger: Tips and Tricks for Using Telegraf

Duration: Three hours of virtual training with an additional one hour for office hours afterwards.
Date: 17 May, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm BST | Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm BST | Office Hours: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BST
Available spots: Spots are limited, and only the first 300 will be able to register.
Registration: Free. Registration for the training will also include automatic registration to the InfluxDays virtual conference sessions the following days.

Training overview

On 17th May as part of InfluxDays EMEA 2021 Virtual Experience, the Technical Services team will be offering a free live InfluxDB training to the first 300 registered attendees. This will be hosted over Zoom with two main trainers and there will be assistants to help participants with the course work. The training will be recorded and made available on the InfluxDays website and the InfluxData YouTube channel.

The course provides an introduction to using Telegraf within a hands-on lab setting. Attendees will be presented a series of lab exercises and get the chance to work through them with the assistance of our remote proctors. After taking this class, attendants will be able to:

  • Articulate the purposes and value of Telegraf
  • Understand the basics of configuring and running Telegraf
  • Understand how to manipulate incoming data to optimize InfluxDB schema
  • Visualize the insertion results using InfluxDB Cloud UI


Anyone who wants a quick introduction on how to use InfluxDB to enhance their ability to manipulate time series data and provide real-time analytics.

Prerequisites and notes

  • Basic programming experience in an object-oriented or functional language
  • Knowledge of SQL (would be helpful)
  • All participants will need:
    • An internet connection
    • A free account in InfluxDB Cloud
    • Join the InfluxDB Community Slack
  • SSH client
  • Comfortable with editing files using CLI

Your Trainers

Ignacio Van Droogenbroeck

Ignacio Van Droogenbroeck | Solutions Architect

Ignacio is a Solution Architect at InfluxData. Prior to joining InfluxData, he was a Technical Marketing Engineer at Portainer. He has more than 10 years of experience working with cloud technologies and 5 years of experience working with container technologies. Ignacio is an observability enthusiast, data, and automation fanatic and problem-solver. When he is not learning something new, he enjoys long-distance cycling.

Sam Dillard

Suleman Khan | Solutions Architect

Suleman is a Solutions Architect at InfluxData. Prior to InfluxData, Suleman worked 10 years in the aviation industry as a Technical Team Lead gaining strong knowledge around airports’ IT systems. Suleman is fascinated by “Chaos Engineering” and loves to apply this discipline when implementing customer’s solutions.