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Strengthening our commitment to the OpenTelemetry project 

Carter Socha | April 20, 2023

Lightstep is the first company to natively provide customers with complete control of their telemetry pipeline which saves time and money, and provides the freedom to innovate at scale. By embracing OpenTelemetry support without vendor lock-in, Lightstep helps you make complex app development easier and faster.

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My Time At DevOps Summer Camp: Deserted Island DevOps 2022 Recap

Ana Margarita Medina | Sep 29, 2022

Recap of Ana Margarita Medina's experience at Deserted Island DevOps conference

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The DevOps Conference Everyone Needs Right Now

Katy Farmer | Apr 22, 2020

This is not your typical virtual conference. Deserted Island DevOps is a virtual DevOps conference that takes place wholly in Animal Crossing with nearly 500 attendees and a full list of speakers. Register now to join the fun!

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How We Write Code at Lightstep: Lab Notebooks

Julian Griggs | Aug 25, 2019

Many engineering teams create some form of a Design Document in the early stages of a new project. At Lightstep we do things a bit differently. Rather than Design Documents, we’ve created “Lab Notebooks.”

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Lightstep Wins a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area

Austen Yueh | May 1, 2019

We’re excited to announce that we are a winner of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work, an awards program presented the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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Why I Joined Lightstep

James Burns | Mar 21, 2019

This article gives you an insight into the team at Lightstep. In the spirit of OpenTracing, the starting point is to develop a shared understanding of the problem we’re trying to solve, what makes it difficult, and how we can get better together.

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Why I Chose a Startup Over Amazon

Daniela Miao | Oct 24, 2018

I decided after spending 2.5 years at AWS, that I wanted to try a new environment – one that was a lot smaller and allowed for more cross-functional interactions. That's why I joined Lightstep as a software engineer – back when it was a 14-person company..

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Overheard in Product Management: How Eavesdropping Makes You Better

Talia Moyal | Sep 6, 2018

This article dives into life at Lightstep and the community that is here for me day in and out.

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Tech Field Day at Lightstep: A Blogger’s Paradise

Kristin Brennan | Aug 16, 2018

This article takes you into Lightstep's first Tech Field Day and our presentations on moving to microservices.

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How Hacking Became Making a Salad at Lightstep

Mike Neff | Aug 8, 2018

What do you get when you want to create space and time to do innovative, exploratory work but calling it a “hack” has the wrong connotation? At Lightstep, you get a Salad Bar.

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