Observing and Understanding Distributed Systems with OpenTelemetry

Due to the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, SREcon20 Americas West has been rescheduled to June 2–4, 2020.
More information is available here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 2:30 pm6:00 pm

Liz Fong-Jones, Honeycomb.io; Austin Parker, LightStep


Workshop participants require the ability to comfortable write code in Go or Python, preferably Go, and will require a laptop with internet access (but no Docker images etc. will be fetched; this workshop is low-bandwidth and run through glitch.com as an IDE).

Modern systems architecture often splits functionality into microservices for adaptability and velocity. The challenge of managing infrastructure for microservices has led to the cloud native ecosystem, including Kubernetes, Envoy, gRPC, and other projects. Observability, including application performance management (APM), is an essential component of a cloud-native stack. Without observability, application developers and operators cannot understand the behavior of their applications and ensure the reliability of those applications.

@conference {247261,
author = {Liz Fong-Jones and Austin Parker},
title = {Observing and Understanding Distributed Systems with OpenTelemetry},
year = {2020},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = mar,