Workshop / Pre-Conference (August 4th, 2022)

Cloud-Native Observability with OpenTelemetry


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.

OpenTelemetry (the successor to OpenCensus and OpenTracing) is a standardized library and specification that collects distributed traces and metrics from instrumented services. By instrumenting once with OpenTelemetry, developers and operators can understand how data and events flow through their applications through a variety of different visualization backends.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to instrument a distributed set of microservices for traceability using OpenTelemetry, and how to analyze your service’s traces using open source software backends like Jaeger/Zipkin. Finally, you’ll be able to leverage OpenTelemetry vendor-neutral flexibility to try out other tracing backends including the hosted SaaS product Honeycomb, without recompiling. And you can go home feeling comfortable with implementing OpenTelemetry in your own applications, and being prepared to choose how you will store and visualize traces.

Laptop with wifi is sufficient, we use Gitpod or Glitch to provide IDEs for the workshop.


Note:

  • A valid NZ Vaccine Pass will be required to attend this workshop.
  • Masks must be worn at all times during the workshop.
  • A prove of a RAT - no more than 24 hours old - or a PCR/NAAT - no more than 72 hours old - will be required at the registration desk to attend this workshop.

Venue: Willeston Conference Centre - Level, 11/15 Willeston St, Wellington


Speakers:

Cloud Native Summit - Liz Fong-Jones (Keynote Speaker)

Liz Fong-Jones

Principal Developer Advocate for SRE & Observability at Honeycomb.io

Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 17+ years of experience. She is an advocate at Honeycomb for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.

She lives in Vancouver, BC with her wife Elly, partners, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, and in Sydney, NSW. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.

Cloud Native Summit - Erwin van der Koogh

Erwin van der Koogh

Product Manager at Cloudflare

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