Cloud Native Linz, June 27 - GitOps & Terraform and a Guide to OpenTelemetry


Jun 27, 2023, 3:30 – 7:00 PM

In-person event

About this event

We are excited to host the June edition of the Cloud Native Computing Linz meetup!

We'd like to thank Runtastic for hosting the Meetup!

--------- The Speakers ---------

Alexander Lackner

As an Infrastructure Engineer/System Engineer, Alex boasts over a decade of experience, primarily focusing on Open Source and Cloud Computing.

In 2020, he took a new role at adidas Runtastic, where he's been actively involved in automation and cloud-migration projects, pushing the envelope to drive progress in these areas.

In his downtime, he finds joy in hiking, running, and exploring the latest tech gadgets.


Daniel Khan

Daniel has over 20 years of experience as a software engineer, architect, strategist, and product manager.

Since 2015, he has been working in the observability space driving open standards like W3C Trace Context and OpenTelemetry at observability vendors like Dynatrace, Elastic, and Sentry.

Daniel is passionate about constant learning and teaching. In his spare time, he works as a course author at LinkedIn Learning.

--------- The Talks ---------

Alexander Lackner - GitOps & Terraform: A Match Made in Cloud Heaven

Terraform is rapidly evolving as the preferred choice for organisations looking to implement Infrastructure as Code.

In this session, we'll explore how the adoption of GitOps practices can dramatically enhance your Terraform setup.

Our focus will be the Flux Controller for Terraform, an instrument that integrates GitOps into your existing codebase. This tool is comparable to Crossplane, but with the distinct difference of using Terraform code (HCL) over YAML.

Following this, we'll evaluate other noteworthy tools such as Atlantis and Terraform Cloud, both of which present compelling alternatives. This session aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic landscape of Infrastructure as Code tooling.


Daniel Khan - No hype, no FUD, no buzz. A pragmatic guide to OpenTelemetry

Everyone knows OpenTelemetry ... or at least talks about it.

Since its inception around 2019, there is a never-ending buzz of blog posts, keynotes, and plain marketing noise around the popular project and it's challenging to separate signal from noise.

No question, OpenTelemetry is re-shaping the observability space, and it's here to stay. But what does this mean to you? Is it time to toss your current observability stack or get started doing observability?

This talk is your pragmatic primer, based on knowledge gained by introducing OpenTelemetry at three observability vendors and conducting dozens of interviews with companies of all sizes.

We'll start by discussing where OpenTelemetry came from and why it exists. We'll cover the underlying technologies like distributed tracing before we look at tangible examples of how you can start using OpenTelemetry today, using solely Open Source tools.

Where there is light, there is also shadow, and you will also learn about possible problems you may encounter and how to guard yourself against them.

--------- Location ---------

Adidas Runtastic

Plus City




If you would like to keep the discussion live after the event, join us on Discord:


  • Daniel Khan


    Director of Product Management - Telemetry

  • Alexander Lackner

    Adidas Runtastic

    Infrastructure Engineer



Tuesday, June 27, 2023
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


Doors open
Alexander Lackner
Daniel Khan
Closing remarks / Networking


  • Juliano Costa


    Developer Advocate / CNCF Ambassador

  • Jürgen Etzlstorfer


    Application Innovation Specialist for Azure


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