Free your services from vendor lock-in with OpenTelemetry

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OpenTelemetry is a vendor-neutral Observability framework for cloud-native software. It’s a set of APIs, SDKs, and tools so that you can better understand your software’s performance and behavior. Holy terminology, batman! This calls for an explainer.

In this session, Vera and Phillip will walk you through what OpenTelemetry is from a developer’s standpoint, why you should choose it if you’re building cloud-native applications, how you instrument a system with OpenTelemetry, and survey some backends for the data it generates. At the end of this session, you should feel equipped to start instrumenting your own codebase with OpenTelemetry.

Speaking to you

Vera Reynolds
Vera is a software developer who's dabbled in many corners of the tech industry over the past decade. Having been on the user side of copious dev/ops tools, she was drawn to the other side of building such tools. In the recent past, she's worked on the observability team at CloudFoundry, and the payments team at CircleCI. She is now a Senior Telemetry Engineer, working on all things integration/instrumentation, at Honeycomb. She likes questioning entrenched patterns and appreciates elegant simplicity, in code and in life.
Phillip Carter
Phillip Carter is a Senior Product Manager at Honeycomb focused on helping them build out a great developer experience. Prior to Honeycomb, Phillip worked at Microsoft working on the F# language and tools, .NET tooling for Visual Studio, and helping drive .NET to move away from its Windows-focused past to be fundamentally cross-platform. He's active in the F# OSS community and helps maintain several libraries. In his spare time, you can find him in the mountains - with a backpack in the summer, and with a snowboard in the winter.