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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 26

Eric O'Rear

by Eric O'Rear

OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 26

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OTel Me More delivers the latest OpenTelemetry news, resources, and event information on a weekly basis. Learn more about the OpenTelemetry project and how to get involved in the community.

OpenTelemetry Project News

April’s monthly update is now available, special thanks to PM Morgan McLean. Highlights include discovery on a logging data model that captures a common understanding of what a log record is, what data needs to be recorded, transferred, stored and interpreted by a logging system, as well as more info on a new Maintainers SIG and GA coordination as well.

In the metrics world, the v0.4 spec for the Metric API has been approved and merged. This spec defines the metric instruments and functions that will form the backbone of the API. Special thanks to Josh MacDonald for his efforts here.

In the Rustlang world, the OpenTelemetry client has been updated to 0.5.0.

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:

Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events

  • Jimmy Bogard will be showing his adventures with OpenTelemetry, adding diagnostics events to NServiceBus for messaging and MongoDB, and hooking it up OTel for visualization in Zipkin and Jaeger. You can register here for the virtual event
  • KubeCon is officially going virtual, with dates announced for August 17-20th of this year
  • Stay tuned to the OpenTelemetry Twitch channel for the weekly show ‘OpenTelemetry Tuesdays’, as well as event-specific live streams

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