September 21-23, 2016

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The Surge Conference is the place where Web Infrastructure and Scalability experts gather, advance and emerge. Meet and network with industry peers and attendees from all over the tech industry.

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Sponsor Surge

Surge will deliver two days packed with presentations about Scalabilty & Performance at Gaylord National Harbor, MD.

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Learn more about the Surge Conference.

What is Surge 2016? Two days of mind-blowing, practitioner-oriented sessions presented by some of the most established professionals in our field. OmniTI has a reputation for scalable web applications and architectures and a history of sharing the knowledge we learn, working on some of the most critical web infrastructure you'll find anywhere.

Surge allows us to continue this mission, bringing the best and brightest in Web Operations to the East Coast. Now in its seventh year, Surge has become the place where thought leaders in scalability and performance gather.


Access the people and ideas that matter most to your company and career.

  • Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — bare metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You'll spend less time on the environment and more time building features.

  • Day 1

    Conference Kick-Off

    Thursday kicks off a full day of Surge talks followed by an evening mixer. Get your head packed full of awesome info, then go hash out the details with your fellow attendees.

  • Day 2

    The Big Day

    Friday we start an hour later, but still hit you with a ton of good information to take back home. At the end of the day you'll have one more chance to say hi and bye to new friends and old during our closing session, which is always a great time.

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Meet and network in an intimate setting with industry peers and attendees from all over the tech industry, as well as from the media and publishing sectors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the prospectus or contact us to get started!

SPEAKERS more coming soon!

Adam Steltzner
Keynote Speaker
Adam Steltzner
Team Leader & Chief Engineer EDL, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity & Author
The Right Kind of Crazy

With a rock star's presence, a storyteller's gift and a PhD in engineering physics, award-winning rocket scientist, Adam Steltzner is simultaneously recognized as one of NASA’s most brilliant engineers and most unique individuals.

With a unique, exciting and inspiring narrative, Steltzner discusses the power of human curiosity, the importance of fostering a culture of collaborative innovation and proves that with the "Right Kind of Crazy," we can significantly expand boundaries and achieve the impossible. His insight and journey are captured in his book, The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation, released in 2016.


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Surge 2016 will be hosted at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD.

Gaylord National Resort is the cornerstone of the 300 acre, National Harbor waterfront entertainment district, located 8 miles south of Washington DC. The resort offers visitors fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool, and 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is now accepting hotel reservations for Surge 2016. Through their website you can book, modify, or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.


Give your getaway some character with The DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord National! Grab the family and make your Surge attendance a getaway, where you can experience new and exciting interactive adventures with the beloved characters from such DreamWorks Animation films as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar.

To find more things to do during your stay, check out the Gaylord National Entertainment Guide.


Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airports. Shuttle and car service are available from either airport to the hotel.


Gaylord National is just 15 minutes due south of Washington, D.C. — right off the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) — making it an easy drive from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas as well.

Here's a few methods of transportation to and from the hotel:


We're all about inclusive, friendly gatherings.

OmniTI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Harassment may include but is not limited to offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unwelcome following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately; conference staff will be happy to provide escorts or otherwise assist attendees to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events. Conference staff can be identified by special badges.