Hands On OpenTelemetry
You've heard the new buzzwords of "Observability", "OpenTelemetry", "Tracing", and all the others, but not sure how to practically use them in your applications to help debug issues? This is the workshop you need.
In this workshop you'll get your hands on using OpenTelemetry in a realistic microservice system. You'll be adding the libraries in the applications, Using the "Agents" to instrument applications without code changes, and touching various languages (whatever you're comfortable with) and more.
You'll come out of this workshop understanding:
- What Observability is and is not
- Where OpenTelemetry fits in
- How to implement OpenTelemetry in your language of choice (and possibly some others)
- Auto-instrumentation of OpenTelemetry (where you can't change the code)
- What the OpenTelemetry Collector is, when to use it, and how to use it
- Finally, we'll cover Querying and using the data we see to find some hidden patterns.
Attendees must bring a laptop, their favourite IDE for the language they want to write in, and a way to run docker-compose (docker-desktop is free for personal use).
Martin is a Developer Advocate at Honeycomb, o11y enthusiast, and a delivery-focused Developer from the UK. With over 20 years experience in development in the .NET ecosystem, he’s worked with many companies on scaling up engineering teams and products. The past few years have been spent working on solving complex problems with some of the UK’s big names, including e-commerce retailers and credit lenders.
Charity is an ops engineer and CTO at honeycomb.io. Before this, she worked at Parse, Facebook, and Linden Lab, on operations and developer tools and always seemed to wind up running the databases. Co-author of O’Reilly’s Database Reliability Engineering and newly-released Observability Engineering. Charity loves free speech, free software, and single malt scotch.