OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 26
by Eric O'Rear
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:
- OpenTelemetry-Rust #90: Add configuration to block waiting for batch exporter
- OpenTelemetry-Rust #: Expose async exporter interface
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- Python Auto-instrumentation with OpenTelemetry (blog) by Alex Boten
- The Road to OpenTelemetry: How We Got Here (blog) by Jonah Kowall
- Building End-to-End Diagnostics: OpenTelemtry Integration (blog) by Jimmy Bogard
- A New OpenTelemetry plugin for OrbitD (repo) by Mark Robert Henderson
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
Want to Contribute?
- OTel Me More has a Gitter! Drop in and say hi. It’s the best place to reach out if there are any OpenTelemetry events, articles or other OTel resources that you think the community should know about
- 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