OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 5
by Isobel Redelmeier
This week's news includes OpenTelemetry Governance Committee Elections, a long list of upcoming talks and events, and some
help-wanted recommendations from the opentelemetry-java SDK.
OpenTelemetry Project News
- Nominations for four open seats on the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee will be open until 12pm (noon) PT on October 9—don't wait to add your nominee!
- Join the next W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group workshop, which will be held November 14-15 in Seattle, WA.
- Schedule conflicts? Going forward, recorded OpenTelemetry SIG meetings will be available on YouTube for folks who are not able to attend live.
- Want to contribute? Get started with one of these issues from opentelemetry-java:
- Move sdk_contrib/inmemory_export to exporters/inmemory #589
- Implement 0016-named-tracers.md #573
- SDK: Port the OC Zipkin exporter #534
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- A Culture of Observability Helps Engineers Hit the Spot (Instance) (blog) by Travis Redman
- OpenTelemetry 101: What is Tracing? (blog) by Austin Parker
- Improve System Performance: How to Find Long-Running Operations (blog) by Robin Whitmore
- Baby steps into tracing (blog) by Abby Bangser
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
- [Oct 8] OpenTelemetry Tuesdays on Twitch starting at 10am PT, co-hosted by Liz Fong-Jones and Isobel Redelmeier (that's me!)
- [Oct 9] Making Your System Observable from the Outside-In, Joe Blubaugh at APIWorld
- [Oct 17] How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization Liz Fong-Jones, CTO Universe
- [Oct 21] Introduction to OpenTelemetry by Austin Parker at the Kubernetes Philly meetup
- [Nov 5] Observing and understanding distributed systems with OpenTelemetry
- Liz Fong-Jones and Yoshi Yamaguchi, O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Berlin
- [Nov 14] Observing and Understanding Distributed Systems with OpenTelemetry — Christine Yen, QCon San Francisco
- [Nov 18] If you're headed to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this November, be sure to check out the Observability Practitioners Summit on Day Zero - passes can be added when you register for KubeCon or by logging into your existing registration profile
Isobel RedelmeierOSS Engineer
Isobel Redelmeier is an Open Source Engineer at LightStep, where she focuses on OpenTracing and the overall goal of making the software world more observable. Ask her about observability, security, testing, or, frankly, most other software-related topics, and she'll probably have an opinion or three!