Cloud Native Linz - October 18 - Platform Monolith Is Probably a Bad Idea & OpenTelemetry for Logs


Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 3:30 – 7:00 PM UTC

In-person event

About this event

We are excited to host the October/2023 edition of the Cloud Native Computing Linz meetup!

We'd like to thank eww IT and TEL for hosting the Meetup!

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

David Leitner

David is Chief Technologist at SQUER, a Software Company based in Munich and Vienna, working with different stacks and environments but always an overarching mission: connect ideas and provide impact — with technology. He spends much of his time on the frontlines tackling the challenges of scaling software and complex domains, with a strong focus on cloud-native architectures and infrastructures. David enjoys sharing his knowledge as a conference speaker and lecturer for his post-diploma courses at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna.


Philipp Krenn

Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now a developer advocate and team lead at Elastic — the company behind the Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash.

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

David Leitner - Why Your Platform Monolith Is Probably a Bad Idea

The newly gained popularity of Internal Developer Platforms is obvious. And the well-intentioned attempt to reduce the cognitive load we've continuously built up on engineering teams over the last few years seems too promising and noble to avoid following. But what when the platform becomes what we wanted to avoid in the first place: a bedrock that can hardly be tamed, devouring the cognitive load of tons of engineers and ultimately doomed to fail?

Then we most likely landed in the world of platform monoliths, an anti-pattern being on the rise. Leading to large blast radii, a lack of adaptability to evolution, and heavy losses in overall engineering effectiveness. In this talk, I will share strategies and methods to overcome the fallacies of building platform monoliths but creating a foundation that truly accelerates your engineering significance — leading to rethinking our understanding of how platforms should be built and organised.

For many high-paced organisations developer platforms can be a game-changing tool, and this talk will give you the needed knowledge to achieve it. At least more likely.


Philipp Krenn - OpenTelemetry for Logging

While OTel tracing is the de-facto standard today and metrics are also getting more and more established, logging is still lagging far behind.

This talk gives an overview of:

1. Where is the OpenTelemetry standard in terms of logging?

2. How can you use it in your application today? We will focus on Java with three different approaches for the implementation. But most of the concepts will translate well to other ecosystems as well.


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


Hafenstraße 47-51

4020 Linz


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


  • David Leitner


    Chief Technologist

  • Philipp Krenn


    Developer Advocate



Wednesday, October 18, 2023
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC

Venue map


3:30 PMDoors open
4:00 PMWelcome
4:05 PMDavid Leitner
4:45 PMPhilipp Krenn
5:30 PMClosing remarks / Networking


  • Juliano Costa


    Software Engineer / CNCF Ambassador

  • Jürgen Etzlstorfer


    Application Innovation Specialist for Azure


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