Taming the Tiger: Tips and Tricks for Using Telegraf

November 9, 2020

 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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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: November 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific | Training: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific | Office Hours: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Pacific
Available spots: Spots are limited, and only the first 100 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 November 9th, as part of InfluxDays North America 2020 Virtual Experience, the Technical Services team will be offering a free live InfluxDB training to the first 100 registered attendees.This will be hosted over Zoom and Slack 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

Mike Devy | Solutions Architect

Mike Devy is a Solution Architect at InfluxData. He worked at Qualys as a production operations engineer, supporting data center server infrastructure and large enterprise customer deployments. Mike has over 15 years of systems administration experience,

Sam Dillard

Sam Dillard | Sales Engineer

Sam Dillard is a Sales Engineer at InfluxData. He is passionate about making customers successful with their solutions as well as continuously updating his technical skills. Sam has a BS in Economics from Santa Clara University.