The Cloud Native Computing Foundation just announced the schedule for KubeCon EU 2020. And it’s exciting to see how many interesting talks we will be having! Here is a short overview of the OpenTelemetry related talks.
Intro to observability
Regardless of your role or the level of engagement with observability, you can get started with these introductory talks. Isobel will talk about three pillars of observability and Nina will explain how front end developers can use OpenTelemetry. You may also be interested to hear an introduction to tracing and learn about the features of Jaeger from Pavol and Ben.
- Jaeger Intro — Pavol Loffay, Red Hat & Ben Sigelman, LightStep (Tuesday, March 31 at 12:00–12:35)
- Beyond Hello World: When Aren’t Logs Enough — Isobel Redelmeier, LightStep (Tuesday, March 31 at 14:35–15:10)
- Tracing is For Everyone: Tracing User Events with GraphQL and OpenTelemetry — Nina Stawski, Splunk (Thursday, April 2 at 11:05–11:40)
Stories from the fields and user experience are always insightful and inspirational. Thanks to Francis from Shopify, and to Johan and Kranti from Intuit for sharing their stories!
- Migrating to OpenTelemetry From a Custom Distributed Tracing Pipeline — Francis Bogsanyi, Shopify (Thursday, April 2 at 14:35–15:10)
- Observability at Scale: Running OpenTelemetry Across an Enterprise — Jonah Back & Kranti Vikram, Intuit (Thursday, April 2 at 15:30–16:05)
As you are getting excited about OpenTelemetry come learn what is in the works — and how you can contribute. Carlos with Alex, and Steve with Trask will talk about how OpenTelemetry makes it easier to get started with the observability and then scale it using OpenTelemetry Collector.
- OpenTelemetry Auto-Instrumentation Deep Dive — Carlos Alberto Cortez & Alex Boten, LightStep (Thursday, April 2 at 12:00–12:35)
- OpenTelemetry Agent and Collector: Telemetry Built-in Into All Software — Steve Flanders, Splunk & Trask Stalnaker, Microsoft (Thursday, April 2 at 17:30–18:05)
There are more topics in Observability track that you may find interesting. However, as OpenTelemetry project aspiration is to make robust, portable telemetry a built-in feature of cloud-native software, you will hear about Observability all around the conference. Topics like Service Mesh, Serverless, continuous deployment have telemetry at their very foundation.
Also if you are into standards discussions — the W3C Distributed Tracing workshop is planned ahead of KubeCon in Linz, Austria. Participate in agenda discussion.
If you’re hoping to attend KubeCon EU this year, I hope this article gives you more incentives to go learn about OpenTelemetry and meet the OpenTelemetry crowd.
If you submitted a talk that wasn’t accepted or this list inspires you to share your story or insights — there are many more opportunities ahead.
BTW, did you know that Constance Caramanolis, who is a member of the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee, is also on a program committee for KubeCon? Big shoutout to Constance for all the hard work you put into making this conference interesting for everybody!
Thank you Amelia Mango, Morgan McLean, Yuri Shkuro for review and edits of this article!