Tradeshow: Observability For You and Me With OpenTelemetry

Event Date: May 31, 2:30 AM CDT

Location: Bristol, UK 

Techie Brekkie returns on 31st May with a talk from our very special guest, Eric D Schabell – Director of Technical Marketing & Evangelism at Chronosphere. Places are limited so please RSVP as soon as you can.

Are you interested in dipping your toes in the cloud native observability waters, but as an engineer you are not sure where to get started with tracing problems through your microservices and application landscapes on Kubernetes?

Then this is the session for you, where we take you on your first steps in an active open source project that offers a buffet of languages, challenges, and opportunities for getting started with telemetry data. The project is called openTelemetry, but before diving into the specifics, we’ll start with demystifying key concepts and terms such as observability, telemetry, instrumentation, cardinality, percentile to lay a foundation.

After understanding the nuts and bolts of observability and distributed traces, we’ll explore the openTelemetry community; its Special Interest Groups (SIGs), repositories, and how to become not only an end-user, but possibly a contributor.

We will wrap up with an overview of the components in this project, such as the Collector, the OpenTelemetry protocol (OTLP), its APIs, and its SDKs. You’ll leave with an understanding of key observability concepts, become grounded in distributed tracing terminology, be aware of the components of openTelemetry, and know how to take your first steps to an open source contribution!

Speaker: Eric D. Schabell | Director of Evangelism | Chronosphere

Eric D. Schabell

Eric is Chronosphere’s Director Evangelism. He’s renowned in the development community as a speaker, lecturer, author and baseball expert. His current role allows him to help the world understand the challenges they are facing with cloud native observability. He brings a unique perspective to the stage with a professional life dedicated to sharing his deep expertise of open source technologies, organizations, and is a CNCF Ambassador. Follow on

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