Getting Started with OpenTelemetry: OTel Demo to the Rescue


Thursday, April 13, 2023, 2:00 – 3:15 PM UTC

Virtual event

About this event

Hi Community,

for our April meeting of the CNCF Community Salzburg we are happy to welcome Juliano Costa who will talk about "Getting Started with OpenTelemetry: OTel Demo to the Rescue".

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry: OTel Demo to the Rescue

OpenTelemetry is a powerful and flexible open-source observability framework that enables developers to capture, generate, collect, and export telemetry data such as traces, metrics, and logs from their applications. With the growing complexity of modern software systems, having good observability is essential for developers to diagnose and fix issues, improve performance, and enhance the overall user experience. However, getting started with OpenTelemetry can be daunting for developers who are new to the framework. In this talk, Juliano will share tips and best practices for overcoming the initial challenges of implementing OpenTelemetry, using the OpenTelemetry Demo as a guide. The demo provides a comprehensive overview of how to use OpenTelemetry with almost all supported programming languages. Attendees will learn how to generate traces and metrics using both auto and manual instrumentation, how and why to use the Collector, and how to send the collected data to open-source tools.

By the end of this talk, attendees will have a clear understanding of how to implement OpenTelemetry in their applications, and how it can provide significant benefits, such as better debugging, and enhanced developer experience. Join us to learn how to make the most of OpenTelemetry and take your observability to the next level.

Juliano Costa

Juliano is a passionate Software Engineer at Dynatrace Austria with extensive experience in cloud-related technologies. He is specialized in OpenTelemetry and is always working with Kubernetes, Helm, Containers, Jenkins, and other related tools. As one of the maintainers of the CNCF project OpenTelemetry Demo, Juliano has helped to create a distributed system that demonstrates the implementation of OpenTelemetry in a near real-world environment.

With a strong belief in the power of community, Juliano co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Linz meetup. He actively participates in the tech community and is always willing to share his knowledge and insights with others.

When not working, Juliano likes to spend his time with the family traveling around Austria and sightseeing new places.

Agenda (estimated)

  • 16:00 CET - Start
  • Talk by Juliano Costa
  • Q&A / Discussion
  • 17:15 CET - End


  • Juliano Costa


    Software Engineer


  • Johannes Grumböck

    Red Bull Media House


  • Christian Köberl

    Porsche Informatik