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Observability

Past Presentations

Whispers in the Chaos: Monitoring Weak Signals

The complexity of the socio-technical systems we engineer, operate, and exist within is staggering. Due to our daily interactions with and familiarity with our systems, the true gravity of this complexity can become easy to ignore. (And... let's face it, as a good coping strategy, too!) When...

J. Paul Reed Build/Release Engineering, DevOps, and Human Factors Consultant
Actionable Continuous Delivery Metrics

High performance teams are defined by their ability to deliver software faster, with higher quality and reliability. A key ingredient is a Continuous Delivery process that allows you to deliver features to production seamlessly. Once you embrace Continuous Delivery, it is important to measure the...

Suzie Prince Head of Product @thoughtworks
Grading Observability (Note: Not a Product Pitch!)

Nobody denies the importance of observability in modern production software: with microservices adding scale, concurrency, and frequent deploys, it’s getting harder and harder to answer even basic questions about application behavior. The conventional wisdom has been that metrics, logging and...

Ben Sigelman CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
Observability: The Health of Every Request

A popular approach to monitoring looks at the health of systems and infrastructure components first and then the things that run inside of it. I'd like to offer a different perspective that it is the health of every request that truly matters. In this session, we'll explore what that means,...

Nathan LeClaire Senior Engineer @honeycomb.io
Architectures That Scale Deep - Regaining Control in Deep Systems

We often hear about architectural "scale" as if it's one-dimension and linear. In fact, it is neither, and that's breaking our tools and processes. Where modern, microservice-based architectures are concerned, "large-scale systems" aren't simply larger versions of...

Ben Sigelman CEO and co-founder @LightStepHQ, Co-creator @OpenTracing API standard
Avoiding Alerts Overload From Microservices

Microservices can be a great way to work: the services are simple, you can use the right technology for the job, and deployments become smaller and less risky. Unfortunately, other things become more complex. You probably took some time to design a deployment pipeline and set up self-service...

Sarah Wells Principal Engineer @FT (Financial Times)

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