Big news this week, as the OpenTelemetry Specification v0.2 has been released! This milestone means that you’ll soon be able to download and start using the OpenTelemetry SDK in a variety of languages with basic export functionality. Read on to find out more, in addition to a recap of some of our favorite blog posts and upcoming talks at events like QCon San Francisco and KubeCon North America!
OpenTelemetry Project News
- Nominations have now closed for the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee; if you’re a member of standing in OpenTelemetry, make sure you check your inbox for information on voting, and submit your vote no later than October 23 (that’s tomorrow!) here.
- The OpenTelemetry Specification v0.2 has been released! Keep an eye on this repo going forward, as these milestone releases mean we’re getting closer to a GA launch!
- Want to contribute? Get started with one of these issues from opentelemetry-ruby:
- Code examples: gRPC instrumentation example #96
- Documentation: write Getting Started guide #92
- Code examples: HTTP client and server instrumentation examples #97
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- How Deep Systems Broke Observability – And What We Can Do About It (blog) by Ben Sigelman
- OpenTelemetry Monthly Update: October 2019 (blog) by Morgan McLean
- OpenTelemetry 101: What are Metrics? (blog) by Austin Parker
- Getting Started with OpenTelemetry Alphas: Golang (blog) by Josh MacDonald
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
- [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 and Austin Parker, QCon San Francisco
- [Nov 14] The next W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group workshop, will be held in Seattle, WA.
- [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