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(API): Observability for APIs

Chris Riley
Splunk, DevOps Advocate

Chris Riley (@hoardinginfo) is obsessed with bringing modern technologies to those who need to solve real-world problems, going from unicorn to reality.

Chris speaks and engages with end-users regularly in the areas of DevOps, SecOps, and App Dev. He works for Splunk as a Tech Advocate and is a regular contributor to industry blogs such as, and He is also the host of the podcast, Developers Eating the World.

As a bad-coder-turned-technology-advocate, Chris understands the challenges and needs of modern engineers, as well as how technology fits into the broader business goals of companies in a demanding high-tech world.

Chris obtained his Computer Science and Business degrees from Regis University in Colorado and currently lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters. He is a fan of physics and psychology, and has an eclectic set of hobbies that range from Genetic Algorithms (GA) to Mineral Collecting to LEGO.

Observability is taking over as the ideal practice for monitoring and supporting modern applications. But how does this related to APIs? In this talk I will cover how Observability fits in API development and supporting APIs.