OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 20
by Eric O'Rear
OpenTelemetry Project News
OpenTelemetry engineers are excited to see the code out in the wild –– this means more feedback, more testing, and more engagement from the community of developers that will be critical in moving the project forward.
These OpenTelemetry SIGs are looking for extra support! Open source efforts rely on developers like you -- get involved with one of these implementations: * OTel-Rust is looking for contributors and maintainers * OTel-PHP is looking for contributors and maintainers * OTel-C++is looking for contributors and maintainers * OTel-Ruby has seen a lot of contributions, but would benefit from having more dedicated maintainers
This week’s Featured Issues:
OpenTelemetry-Rust #5: Split Prometheus exporter into its own crate
- OpenTelemetry-Rust #17: Add stdout metric exporter
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- Kelsey Hightower and Ben Sigelman Debate Microservices vs. Monoliths (podcast) by The New Stack Context
- You can now use OpenTelemetry with Go and Node.js to instrument your applications running on GKE and Compute Engine. (release notes)
- Health Checks and Graceful Degradation in Distributed Systems (blog) by Cindy Sridharan
- OpenTelemetry Learning Portal from Lightstep (tutorial)
- OpenTelemetry: New Honeycomb Exporters (blog) by Paul Osman
- Navigating Microservices with OpenTelemetry (blog) by Austin Parker
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
- Cloud Native Virtual Summit featuring Kubernetes will be LIVE on April 1st, and available on demand April 2nd. The event is free, with a suggested donation. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to a qualified charitable organisation helping battle the spread of COVID-19. Our own Austin Parker will be leading a session.
- Lightstep DevRel Katy Farmer will MC the San Francisco portion of Virtual Rejekts on April 1st. Virtual Rejekts is trying a new approach and will be following the sun from India to the United States via Europe. Their goal is to replicate — as far as possible — the relaxed, fun atmosphere for which the in-person Cloud Native Rejekts events are known.
- Observe 20/20, is now a one-day VIRTUAL technology conference taking place on April 6th. Observe2020 focused on empowering DevOps practitioners with solutions that improve observability over systems and processes. Presentations from key OpenTelemetry figures like Lightstep DevRel Austin Parker, governance committee member Liz Fong-Jones from Honeycomb, and Steve Flanders from Splunk
- The Linux Foundation has announced new event dates for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020: Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16, 2020
- Stay tuned to the OpenTelemetry Twitch channel for the weekly show ‘OpenTelemetry Tuesdays’ and event-specific livestreams
Want to Contribute?
- [How to Start Contributing to OpenTelemetry] (https://medium.com/opentelemetry/how-to-start-contributing-to-opentelemetry-b23991ad91f4) (blog) by Austin Parker
- OpenTelemetry is an open source project with implementations in many different languages, so whether you prefer to work with Python, Go, Java, or Node (among others, find an issue and get started!
- Join the community on GitHub and the conversation on Gitter