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Austin Parker

Austin Parker is the Head of Developer Relations at Lightstep, and has been creating problems with computers for most of his life. He’s a maintainer of the OpenTelemetry project, the host of several podcasts, organizer of Deserted Island DevOps, infrequent Twitch streamer, conference speaker, and more. When he’s not working, you can find him posting on Twitter, cooking, and parenting. His most recent book is Distributed Tracing in Practice, published by O’Reilly Media.

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A modern guide to distributed tracing

Austin Parker | Dec 21, 2022

Austin Parker reviews developments, innovations, & updates in the world of distributed tracing

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Unified Kubernetes Observability with Lightstep Attribute Pivots

Austin Parker | Oct 25, 2022

Learn about Lightstep's new "attribute pivots" feature to get a more unified view of your Observability landscape.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be A Race Car Driver

Austin Parker | May 23, 2022

How can we build more sustainable and maintainable systems from code, to deployment, to operation? Observability and SLOs help create safe and maintainable applications.

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Ask Austin: Putting The IR into ObseRvabIlity

Austin Parker | Apr 1, 2022

Incident response requires observability as its foundation. You’ll need to focus on this early in your software development lifecycle, understand alerts before you set them, and create effective and concise documentation.

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The Think Tank: The Future of Cloud-Native Observability

Austin Parker | Feb 8, 2022

What's new and next in cloud-native observability? Our experts discuss and share!

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Lightstep announces the acquisition of trusted provider of structured logs, Lumbr

Austin Parker | Apr 1, 2021

We're proud to announce that Lumbr is joining the Lightstep family. Lumbr, a leader in the logging space, has made their mark in tall structure architecture in the Pacific Northwest by taking advantage of that area’s rich natural resources.

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OpenTelemetry automatic instrumentation: a deep dive

Austin Parker | Feb 25, 2021

OpenTelemetry can be an overwhelming project to take in. Understanding the interactions between the API, SDK, and various tools and protocols is a lot. In this post, we’ll cover the interesting and important part of the project: automatic instrumentation.

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OpenTelemetry specification: a year in review

Austin Parker | Feb 17, 2021

A project like OpenTelemetry is a great example of the importance of specifications, and of specification work. We'll look back at some interesting statistics about the year that was, and then discuss where the OpenTelemetry specification is going in 2021.

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Lightstep makes Kubernetes observability seamless with OpenTelemetry and Ambassador

Austin Parker | Oct 20, 2020

You can now create an application-ready Kubernetes playground and pair it with Lightstep Community and our OpenTelemetry Launchers, making it easy to learn about and get started with OpenTelemetry.

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