Observability Workshop: Kubernetes, Tracing, and Metrics

Cisco - 2300 E President George Bush Hwy Richardson - View Map Kubernetes and Cloud Native North Dallas
Wed, Jul 17, 2019, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

We are excited to announce the July meetup scheduled for Wednesday July 17th.

Speaker from https://www.instana.com/
The goal of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the benefits that modern observability tools provide to the builders and curators of cloud native applications.

In this instructor-demo workshop, attendees will learn how deploy prometheus and jaeger in support of observing and monitoring a distributed microservices application running in a K8S cluster on GKE, and how to instrument that application by introducing libraries and tooling to support capturing business metrics as well. We'll discuss how distributed tracing works, the problems it helps developers solve, and some of the benefits and limitations of the do-it-yourself approach. Attendees can then try the workshop on their own time.

Speaker Bio: Kevin Crawley

Kevin works in Developer Relations at Instana, a tool which provides automated cloud native application performance monitoring solutions. He speaks internationally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, automation, observability, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops. He has been distinguished by by his peers as a Docker Captain for his outstanding work with the community and the successful implementation of Docker in Production over the past 4 years.

He has helped organize several local meetup groups in the Nashville, TN area including Docker, Go, and Serverless and has spoken at many other groups including Java, Javascript, PHP, and DevOps. He is also the organizer for Nashville's own DevOpsDays.

At his previous jobs he‘s designed and built distributed scheduling systems utilizing Symfony (PHP), Amazon SQS, DynamoDB, and Redshift. His most recent project he was responsible for designing, building and delivering a modern software delivery platform using Go/Angular which was integrated with Docker Swarm and Gitlab. This application is capable of managing phoenix environments and a fully configurable production pipeline and manages the SDLC of over 1000 containers and dozens of engineers building on a Kafka, Cassandra, and Spring Boot stack.

The Program:
6:30 - 6:45 - Social
6:45 - 7:10 - Club Business/JobFair
7:10 - 8:10 - Observability Workshop: Kubernetes, Tracing, and Metrics
8:10 - 8:15 - Group Discussions /Q&A
8.15 - 8.30 - Social/Wrap-up


Wednesday, Jul 17
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)


2300 E President George Bush Hwy Richardson


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