OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 29
by Eric O'Rear
When describing why I like working with open source projects, I often say, “Open source is for everyone” –– and I believe this! But, open source efforts live in a broader society that influences the open source experience. Structural racist realities, like implicit bias, need to be accounted for lest we see them mirrored in the OpenTelemetry project.
OpenTelemetry leadership has taken account and is currently in open discussion on ways to structurally and persistently improve diversity and inclusion efforts in the project. Follow or contribute to the conversation on PR #371.
Confronting racism in the United States and beyond is a multi-faceted challenge for individuals and institutions alike. Victoria Alexander has shared an Anti-Racism Resource Guide for those looking to learn more about being anti-racist, supporting community-led efforts, information about protests, rallies, and where to focus donation efforts.
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 #112: Expose async exporter interface
- OpenTelemetry-Rust #132: grpc-trace-bin header support
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- Q&A: CarGuru’s Journey to Open Source Observability (video) with Vanessa DeGennaro
- OpenTelemetry offers business continuity for monitoring (blog) by Chris Riley
- Austin Parker is hosting office hours, and so is Governance Committee member Liz Fong-Jones –– sign up for one of their sessions if you have OpenTelemetry or observability questions! HJKH2-w8OY)
- Python Auto-instrumentation with OpenTelemetry (blog) by Alex Boten
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
- 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 me if you 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