DeveloperWeek Enterprise 2021 DeveloperWeek Enterprise 2021
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OPEN TALK: Free Your Services from Vendor Lock-in and Achieve Observability with Opentelemetry


Phillip Carter
Honeycomb, Senior Product Manager

Phillip is a product manager at Honeycomb, focusing on all things developer experience: the Honeycomb API, OpenTelemetry SDKs, and more! Prior to Honeycomb, Phillip worked at Microsoft and helped build the modern cross-platform .NET, multiple version of the F# language and F# tooling, and a smattering of other developer tooling experiences. He's a big fan of functional programming and snowboarding, so you can ask him about that stuff too!


OpenTelemetry is a vendor-neutral Observability framework for cloud-native software. It’s a set of APIs, SDKs, and tools so that you can better understand your software’s performance and behavior. Holy terminology, batman! This calls for an explainer.

In this session, Phillip will walk you through what OpenTelemetry is from a developer’s standpoint, why you should choose it if you’re building cloud-native applications, and strategies for instrumenting a system with OpenTelemetry.

At the end of this talk, you should feel empowered to adopt OpenTelemetry today and participate in the vendor-neutral future!