See Inside Your Cloud with OpenTelemetry

Saint Louis

Jan 20, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Ever look at production behavior and think, what is going on??

Observability is when your app tells you what is happening. What is broken, what is different, what is slow, and what is normal. There are many degrees of observability, and the modern standard is distributed tracing with OpenTelemetry. It's open-source, with a governing body inside the CNCF, with single protocol plus implementations in all your languages. Plus automatic tracing in all your usual frameworks and clients. Give your applications a fast line of communication to you, for free! Or at least, vendor-neutral so you don't get locked in.

Jess will explain the what & why of OpenTelemetry, and demonstrate some distributed tracing magic in Jaeger (open source) and Honeycomb (the best*).

The basic agenda follows:

  • 6:00 - 6:20 Food and networking (Go excels at networking).
  • 6:20 - 6:30 Announcements, intros, and so forth.
  • 6:30 - 7:30 Main presentation of the month.
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Q&A

Please join us for this in-person event in Cortex! Please, be sure to RSVP so that we can plan the food appropriately as well as scheduling ample meeting space. Your help in this is greatly appreciated as we try to ensure the safety and comfort of those attending.


  • Jessica Kerr


    Engineering Manager of Developer Relations



Friday, January 20, 2023
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Organizer, CNCF Ambassador

  • Vinod Vydier


  • John Richards