OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 24
by Eric O'Rear
OpenTelemetry Project News
OTel Me More now has its own Gitter! We do our best to stay on top of all things OpenTelemetry, but if you’d like to bring new plugins, livestreams, or special OpenTelemetry events to our attention, drop in to the Gitter room and say hello 👋🏼.
Work continues in the OpenTelemetry metrics world, with OTEP #98 currently under review. This enhancement proposal looks to clarify metrics instrument semantics in OpenTelemetry, setting the stage for more nuanced and accurate metrics implementations in the future.
Check out proposal author Joshua MacDonald’s teaser tweet.
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 #91: Implement OpenTracing compatibility shim
- OpenTelemetry-Rust #20: Invalid attributes on spans, events, links, and resources
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- Go 1.9 is introducing profiler labels, a way to add arbitrary key-values to the samples collected by the CPU profiler. (blog) by Jaana Dogan
- More OpenTelemetry and Ruby! (stream) by @martinisoft
- Introduction to OpenTelemetry (blog) by Ran Ribenzaft
- Build a discord Bot and trace it with OpenTelemetry (stream) by OnCallMeMaybe
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
- Deserted Island DevOps: The Greatest Minds in DevOps...in Animal Crossing! Join Lightstep’s Austin Parker and Katy Farmer on April 30th for a free one-day event celebrating DevOps and Animal Crossing, streaming live on twitch.tv!
- Stay tuned to the OpenTelemetry Twitch channel for the weekly show ‘OpenTelemetry Tuesdays’ and event-specific live streams.
Want to Contribute?
- How to Start Contributing to OpenTelemetry (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