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Observability in Java: Getting Started with OpenTelemetry


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Sponsored by lightstep

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1pm EST

Our software is more complex than ever: applications must be reliable, predictable, and easy to use to meet modern expectations. As developers, this means our responsibilities have grown while the things we can control have stayed the same. In order to better understand our systems and create truly modern software, we need observability.

This workshop will walk through what observability means for Java developers and how to achieve it in our systems with the least amount of work using the open source observability project OpenTelemetry.

Director of Open Source Development - LightStep
Ted Young is one of the core maintainers of the OpenTracing project. Ted has spent the last 15 years building distributed systems in a variety of environments: computer animation, national elections, and elastic compute platforms. Previously, he helped design the Diego Container Runtime for Cloud Foundry. Currently focused on distributed tracing and tools for root cause analysis.
Katy Farmer
Developer Relations Manager - LightStep
Katy lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two dogs (at least one of whom talks to her about fun, technical stuff), but has lived in lots of places from East Coast to West Coast. She loves to experiment with code, break stuff, and try to fix it. Over the years, she's been an editor, juice bar barista, IT technician, and manual laborer, so she's learned to fail and try again in a lot of industries. Ask her about Ruby, OOP, Go, video game development, Russian Literature, Star Wars, Dragon Age, or chord progressions - she'll be your friend right away.

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