OpenTelemetry, Opening the Door to Observability for All

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We explore the benefits of OpenTelemetry amongst the landscape of Observability tooling, focusing on the instrumentation of applications and telemetry collection. In particular, how defining semantic conventions are a key component of portability. How do I start with OpenTelemetry? How can I automatically instrument my application? How do I use the OpenTelemetry Collector? These and many more questions will be answered.

While detailing the ins and outs of application instrumentation and collection with OpenTelemetry, we explore critical challenges to the success of Observability at an enterprise. Detailing strategies to work through these challenges to achieve broad Observability adoption at your enterprise.


Ken Finnigan

OpenTelemetry Architect @Lumigo, Author of "Reactive Systems in Java", Software Engineer, Mentor, and Speaker

Ken is the OpenTelemetry Architect for Lumigo, a contributor to OpenTelemetry specification and Java SDK, and a member of CNCF TAG Observability. Ken has been a consultant and software engineer for over 25 years with enterprises throughout the world. Ken has presented on distributed tracing, microservices, and other related topics at conferences like CodeOne (JavaOne), RedHat Summit, Devoxx UK, among others. Ken is also the author of several books, including “Reactive Systems in Java”, “Kubernetes Native Microservices with Quarkus, and MicroProfile” and “Enterprise Java Microservices”.

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